Jets-Bills Capsule

NEW YORK JETS (0-1) at BUFFALO (0-1)

Thursday, 8:25 p.m. EDT, CBS/NFLN/Twitter

OPENING LINE - Bills by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jets 0-0-1, Bills 0-1

SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 60-51

LAST MEETING - Bills beat Jets 22-17, Jan. 3

LAST WEEK - Jets lost to Bengals 23-22; Bills lost to Ravens 13-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Jets No. 16, Bills No. 25





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bills have won past five, including season-ending win in January to eliminate Jets from playoff contention. ... Jets seeking to avoid first 0-2 start since 2007. ... QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had 20-33 record as Bills starter from 2009-12. In two losses against Bills last season, Fitzpatrick went combined 31 of 71 for 374 with four TDs and five interceptions. ... RB Matt Forte had 96 yards rushing and 59 yards receiving in Jets debut. Fort needs one TD catch to join Marshall Faulk, Marcus Allen, Thurman Thomas and Herschel Walker as only NFL players with 8,000 yards rushing, 4,000 yards receiving and 20 TD catches in career. ... Jets had seven sacks against Bengals. ... CB Darrelle Revis struggled against Bengals WR A.J. Green, who finished with 12 catches for 180 yards and TD. ... DL Sheldon Richardson activated after serving one-game suspension. ... Bills coach Rex Ryan faces former team after being fired by Jets following 2014 season. Ryan has never opened season 0-2 as head coach. ... QB Tyrod Taylor had 111 yards passing and 11 rushing against Ravens, his fewest combined yards from scrimmage after going 8-6 as first-time starter last season. Previous low was 170 combined yards at Jets on Nov. 12. ...Bills' 160 yards offense against Ravens were fewest since totaling 145 in 40-7 loss at Chicago on Oct. 8, 2006. ... Eleven first downs were fewest since Buffalo had 10 in 45-3 loss at San Francisco on Oct. 7, 2012. ... Bills had four sacks against Ravens after failing to get more than two in one game last year. ... Bills retiring NFL career sacks leader and Hall of Famer Bruce Smith's No. 78 during halftime ceremony. ... First regular-season game at New Era Field, which replaces Ralph Wilson Stadium, after Bills reached naming rights agreement with Buffalo-based New Era Cap Co. ... Fantasy Tip: Both defenses worth consideration. Jets facing Bills' offense that sputtered last week and features limping WR Sammy Watkins (left foot). Bills combined to force seven turnovers (five interceptions, two fumbles) and two sacks in two games against Jets last year.


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