Buffalo Bills (4-4) at New York Jets (5-3)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 12, 2015, 8:25 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Jets -3 -- Over/Under: 42.5
The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets square off Thursday night at MetLife Stadium.
The Buffalo Bills look for their third road win to get a game above a .500 record. Tyrod Taylor is completing 71.8 percent of his passes for 1,278 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Taylor has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Charles Clay and Sammy Watkins have combined for 671 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Robert Woods has 26 receptions. The Buffalo Bills ground game is averaging 141.6 yards per contest, and LeSean McCoy leads the way with 416 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 23.8 points and 353.5 yards per game. Corey Graham leads the Bills with 72 tackles, Mario Williams has three sacks and Ronald Darby has 15 pass deflections. Cyrus Kouandjio and LeSean McCoy are questionable.
The New York Jets look for a big win after splitting their last six games. Ryan Fitzpatrick is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 1,790 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Fitzpatrick has not thrown a pick in three straight games. Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker have combined for 1,202 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Jeremy Kerley has 15 receptions. The New York Jets ground game is averaging 115.3 yards per contest, and Chris Ivory leads the way with 544 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 20.3 points and 323.3 yards per game. David Harris leads the Jets with 55 tackles, Muhammad Wilkerson has five sacks and Marcus Williams has four interceptions. Calvin Pryor, Dee Milliner and Bilal Powell are questionable.
The Bills are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC East and 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. win. The Jets are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC East and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bills are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Jets defense is going to be the difference maker in this game, and I don't trust Taylor to complete many passes against this elite New York secondary. The Jets are just way more of a balanced football team and should be able to get the job done on short rest.
Look for the Jets to beat the Bills for just the third time since 2012.