NEW YORK JETS (5-11) at BUFFALO (7-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE – Bills by 6
SERIES RECORD – Bills lead 59-53
LAST MEETING – Jets beat Bills 30-10, Jan. 1
AP PRO32 RANKING – Jets No. 32, Bills No. 28
JETS OFFENSE – OVERALL (26), RUSH (12), PASS (27).
JETS DEFENSE – OVERALL (11), RUSH (11), PASS (17).
BILLS OFFENSE – OVERALL (16), RUSH (1), PASS (30).
BILLS DEFENSE – OVERALL (19), RUSH (29), PASS (6).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Bad as Jets were last year, two of wins came against Buffalo, including mean-nothing 30-10 season-ending victory with Anthony Lynn serving as Bills interim coach after Rex Ryan was fired, and starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor benched. … Jets QB Josh McCown, 38, takes over as starter after spending past two seasons in Cleveland. He’s 1-16 in past 17 starts, and lost seven straight since going 36 for 51 for career-best 457 yards in Browns’ 33-30 win at Baltimore on Oct. 11, 2015. … RBs Matt Forte (813 yards rushing, 263 yards receiving) and Bilal Powell (722 yards rushing, 388 yards receiving) only teammates last season to surpass 1,000 yards from scrimmage. … WR Jermaine Kearse to make Jets debut little over a week after being acquired in trade that sent DL Sheldon Richardson to Seattle. … Jamal Adams, drafted sixth overall, and Marcus Maye (39th) form rookie safety starting tandem. … Sean McDermott makes Bills and NFL head-coaching debut. Former Carolina defensive coordinator hired in January. … Buffalo’s current roster features just 22 players who appeared in at least one Bills game last season, not including OT Seantrel Henderson and WR Walter Powell, who are on suspended for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy. ….Taylor has been cleared to start after spending past two weeks recovering from concussion. … Bills WRs are completely revamped, with Jordan Matthews (acquired in trade with Philadelphia last month) and second-round pick Zay Jones listed as starters. TE Charles Clay and RB LeSean McCoy only returning players who scored Bills TD receiving last season. … Secondary is entirely new with exception of S Colt Anderson, who was re-signed Tuesday. Free-agent additions Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer will start at safety. First-round pick Tre’Davious White and E.J. Gaines, acquired in trade with Rams last month, will start at cornerback. … Fantasy Tip: Any doubts of how much Bills will lean on McCoy were erased by McDermott, who this week said he intends to use running back as much as he needs in order to win. NFL’s 2013 yards rushing leader will be heavily involved as rusher and receiver. McCoy had career-best 5.4 yards per carry, helping Buffalo lead league in yards rushing for second consecutive season.
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