Slow down Shady: Running back LeSean McCoy is the one legitimate weapon the Bills have. The team couldn't sustain the momentum of a 4-2 start and ended up finishing ahead of only the Jets in the division.
For Buffalo coach Sean McDermott, the game served as the first victory of his head coaching career.
At any rate, this game could easily go one of two ways. All they need to do is win enough games to nab a wildcard playoff game spot.
Tight end Charles Clay caught a one-yard touchdown pass for the Bills in the second quarter; Chandler Catanzaro made 48- and 52-yard field goals for the Jets in the second quarter to account for their scoring. Keep in mind that Fubo also works on portable devices as well as your personal computer. The Jets rushed for just 38 yards. If the optimal offensive philosophy - running backs Bilal Powell and Matt Forte methodically wearing down the defense and allowing quarterback Josh McCown to take shots downfield - is going to work, it will do so against the Bills, who allowed 4.5 yards per carry (tied for fifth-worst in the NFL) past year and traded cornerback Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles in August. When playing at the top of their game, they are two of the premier run-stuffers in the NFL. That leaves Josh McCown at quarterback and a cast of inexperienced and uninspiring wide receivers for him to worth with. The 38-year-old National Football League veteran is simply extending his career in an offense with few playmakers. It will be interesting to see how rookie corner Tre'Davious White performs along with defensive end Shaq Lawson who enters his second season after a knee injury hampered much of his 2016 campaign. Josh McCown was 26-for-39 for 187 yards and two interceptions and scored the Jets' only touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak.
"It's going to be a long year", former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason, whose 1995 team finished with the second-worst record (3-13) in franchise history, told Newsday on August 30.
Strong defensive start: The Bills defense has been viewed as the stronger side of the ball for quite some time, which is the opposite of the past two seasons.
The Bills have also developed a deeper receiving corps, starting with Jordan Matthews, who will likely play after being monitored for a chip fracture in his sternum.
The Jets struggled on offense early in their season-opener. Steve McLendon is a solid player up the middle, and I'm not buying the decline of Muhammad Wilkerson as a dominant player just yet. Robby Anderson couldn't get open and had a costly drop.