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Bills-Jets Capsule
Buffalo Bills

Bills-Jets Capsule

Published Nov. 1, 2017 12:18 p.m. ET

BUFFALO (5-2) at NEW YORK JETS (3-5)

Thursday, 8:25 p.m. EDT, NFL Network

OPENING LINE - Buffalo by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 5-1-1, New York 5-2-1


SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 61-53

LAST MEETING - Bills beat Jets 21-12, Sept. 10

LAST WEEK - Bills beat Raiders 34-14; Jets lost to Falcons 25-20

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 9, Jets No. 25





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Second matchup this season between AFC East rivals, with Bills having won last one in Buffalo in Week 1. ... Bills looking to sweep season series for third time in four years after Jets swept last season. ... Buffalo half-game behind New England in AFC East and could clinch best first half to season since 1993 squad opened 7-1 and made it to last of franchise's four straight Super Bowls. ... Bills' only two losses have been by combined 10 points. Buffalo also has yet to trail by more than seven points in any game this season. ... Sean McDermott became first coach in Bills history to win his first four home games. ... QB Tyrod Taylor threw two TD passes vs. Jets in first meeting. ... RB LeSean McCoy ran for 151 yards last week vs. Raiders. He has eight games with 150 or more yards rushing since 2013, most in NFL in that span. ... Bills acquired WR Kelvin Benjamin in trade with Carolina on Tuesday for Buffalo's third- and seventh-round picks in next year's draft. ... S Micah Hyde leads NFL with five INTs, most by Bills player through seven games since Jairus Byrd also had five in 2009. ... Rookie CB Tre'Davious White leads NFL with 12 passes defensed. ... K Stephen Hauschka has made 12 straight field goals of over 50 yards, tied for longest streak in NFL history. ... Jets looking to avoid first four-game losing streak since early last season. ... New York has jumped out to leads in each of last three games, but has lost all three - blowing fourth-quarter advantages in last two. ... Jets' Josh McCown is only QB in franchise history with multiple TD passes and completion percentage of 60 percent or better in four consecutive games. ... TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins leads Jets with career-best 31 receptions despite being suspended first two games of season for violating NFL's substance abuse policy last year while with Tampa Bay. ... WR Robby Anderson had career-high 104 yards receiving last Sunday vs. Falcons. Looks for third straight game with TD catch. ... LB Demario Davis is only player in NFL with at least 60 tackles (67) and two sacks (2 +) this season. ... DE Muhammad Wilkerson had first sack of season vs. Falcons. ... DE Leonard Williams still looking for first sack this year. ... Jets acquired CB Rashard Robinson from San Francisco on Tuesday for fifth-round draft pick. Uncertain if he'll be available to play. ... Fantasy Tip: McCown could make for solid bye-week fill-in vs. shaky Bills secondary. He's thrown two or more TD passes in four straight games.


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