The New York Jets look to sweep the 2022 season series against the Buffalo Bills
Will it be the broom or the doom, the Allen and Diggs show or the White-Knight combo on the go? Will the New York Jets actually sweep the season series against the mighty AFC East champion Buffalo Bills?
As silly as that notion sounded just a few months ago, a season sweep is on the table for Robert Saleh‘s team this Sunday.
Jets at Bills game info
- New York Jets (7-5)
- Buffalo Bills (9-3)
- NFL, Week 14, Dec. 11, 2022, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
A Jets victory would not only mean moving to within one game in the divisional standings, but it would also mean having the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bills. Essentially, New York would trail Buffalo by just a half-game for the divisional crown.
Of course, that scenario only materializes if the baby Jets can stun the football world this week.
Whether or not they stun the world, the league has already and certainly taken notice. CBS has put its A-team on the game this weekend, as Jim Nantz and Tony Romo are set to have the call from Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY, at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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Interestingly, Woody Johnson’s Jets will change it up a bit in the uniform department, rolling with the white tops and green pants this time around—as opposed to the black pants that have come with several victories this season.
one sleep 'til the rematch ✈️ pic.twitter.com/sVf5bnjV2O
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 10, 2022
Jets at Bills history
- The Bills lead the all-time series 67-57
While the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are neck-and-neck in the all-time series, the other two AFC East rivals currently enjoy an edge. The Tom Brady and Bill Belichick era did most of the damage in favor of the New England Patriots, whereas the K-gun era did the same for the Buffalo Bills.
From November 1987 through the 1997 season, Buffalo won 18 of 21 meetings including the first 10. For the most part, it’s been a back-and-forth rivalry.
Buffalo has won four of the last five, but New York obviously took the last meeting, an early November 20-17 upset at MetLife Stadium earlier this season.
Jets at Bills odds (FanDuel Sportsbook)
- Spread: Jets +10 (-110), Bills -10 (-110)
- Moneyline: Jets +380, Bills -490
- Over/Under: 43.5 (O: -104, U: -118)
In spite of a tremendous effort in Minnesota last week, the oddsmakers made the New York Jets a 10-point road underdog to the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.
It’s a line that makes sense when each angle is considered. Although the squad is extremely talented, there are too many questions heading into a road matchup against a tough opponent, as the Bills have seemingly found their legs after struggling for a bit.
Jets at Bills injury report
New York Jets
- Micheal Clemons (Illness): Questionable
- Reggie Gilliam (Ankle): Out
- Jordan Phillips (Shoulder): Out
- Matt Milano (Knee): Questionable
- Dion Dawkins (Ankle): Questionable
Jets at Bills prediction
- Buffalo Bills 27, New York Jets 20
Could lightning strike twice, as in one time in two consecutive weeks? Perhaps.
It’s tough to believe the New York Jets will head into Buffalo and knock off the Bills this time around—especially after Josh Allen’s team has really picked up some momentum since their brutal loss to the Vikings (three straight victories). But hey, either way, nobody should count out the Jets in this one.
Mike White should put forth another gritty performance, but do not expect perfection. If his mind is right, he should turn the ball over once or perhaps even twice. However, it’s a much higher-ceiling quarterback mindset than what Zach Wilson provided previously.
Defensively, spying Josh Allen will be huge. Remaining patient when rushing the passer, in terms of staying lanes, will also be crucial.
I expect Buffalo to not sit back as much as they did in the first meeting. Therefore, Mike LaFleur and Mike White may have to stretch the field somewhat early. Nevertheless, the returning Michael Carter and Zonovan Knight will have plenty of opportunities to establish the run early. But it’ll be uber-critical after White successfully stretches the field.
Let’s go with the Bills knocking off the Jets, 27-20, in a game that features a battle throughout, but one that ends in a similar, hard-fought fashion we saw in Minnesota just one week ago.
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