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Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets - 1/3/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Jets (10-5) at Buffalo Bills (7-8)
Date & Time Sunday January 3, 2016, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Buffalo Bills +3 -- Over/Under: 43
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NFL | New York Jets (10-5) at Buffalo Bills (7-8)

The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills end the regular season Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The New York Jets clinch a playoff spot for the first time since 2010 with a victory. Ryan Fitzpatrick is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 2,734 yards, 29 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Fitzpatrick has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker have combined for 2,353 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns while Bilal Powell has 47 receptions. The New York Jets ground game is averaging 116.4 yards per contest, and Chris Ivory leads the way with 989 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 19.5 points and 320.2 yards per game. David Harris leads the Jets with 94 tackles, Muhammad Wilkerson has 12 sacks and Antonio Cromartie has 12 pass deflections. Dee Milliner is questionable with a hamstring injury.

The Buffalo Bills play spoiler and hope to finish at least .500 in back-to-back seasons. Tyrod Taylor is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 2,853 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. Taylor has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods have combined for 1,463 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Chris Hogan has 35 receptions. The Buffalo Bills ground game is averaging 154.6 yards per contest, and LeSean McCoy leads the way with 895 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 22.8 points and 360.1 yards per game. Corey Graham leads the Bills with 121 tackles, Jerry Hughes has five sacks and Ronald Darby has 21 pass deflections. Marcell Dareus and Marcus Easley are questionable while LeSean McCoy is doubtful.

The Jets are playing terrific football down the stretch and can clinch a playoff spot by beating their former coach. The Bills have looked sloppy down the stretch and will likely be without their leading rusher. Not sure how you can pick against the Jets in this spot. 

Look for New York to clinch a playoff spot here. 

New York Jets -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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