Thursday Night Football: Jets Host the Surprising Bills

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Bills Look to Prove Start is no Fluke Against Jets

The Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets will play on Thursday at MetLife Stadium. NFL Network will televise the game. Kickoff is set for 8:25 pm EST.

The Buffalo Bills are not only out to prove they are the best team in New York/New Jersey area. They want to unseat the Patriots and win the AFC East for the first time since Bill Clinton was in office. Their current playoff drought is the NFL’s longest.

The Bills have not won the division since 1995. The team would move into a tie with the idle Patriots for first place in the division with a win. They are also trying to win their 5th game out of the last 6.

Oddsmakers opened the Bills as -3.5-point favorites versus the Jets, while the game’s total opened at 42. The line is now Buffalo -3-points and the total is up to 42.5.

Jets Looking to Recover After Blowing the Falcons Game Last Week

New York lost its last outing, a 25-20 result against the Atlanta Falcons on October 29. The Jets covered in that game as a +6.5-point underdog, while the 45 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Jets are not playing good football. They have lost three straight games. This all after blowing 14-point leads to the Patriots and the Miami Dolphins. Then the Jets let the Atlanta Falcons beat them up in the fourth quarter of a 25-20 loss Sunday.

The Jets may be without Jeremy Kerley, who is being suspended for an undisclosed violation. Kerley is the Jets’ third-leading receiver. He had a crucial muffed punt late in the loss to Atlanta.

Bills Defense is Leading the Way

Buffalo was a 34-14 winner in its last match at home against the Oakland Raiders. They covered the -1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 48 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

This year’s Bills are dominant a very important stat in the NFL. That stat is turnover differential. Buffalo leads the league with a plus-14 margin. 17 takeaways and only three giveaways.

Strong safety Micah Hyde leads the NFL with five interceptions. Alexander leads the league with four forced fumbles. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor has thrown only two interceptions in 196 pass attempts.

Tight end Charles Clay is probaby going to miss his third straight game with a knee injury. Richie Incognito, has an ankle injury and free safety Jordan Poyer has knee issues are questionable. E.J. Gaines might can return from a hamstring injury after sitting out last week.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Buffalo5-24-1-221.8616.435.433-0-11-1-13-43-10-3
NY Jets3-55-2-119.6223.25-3.634-01-2-14-42-22-2
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
BUF13.8721.11-7.24
NYJ15.6915.540.15
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
BUF10.0110.42-0.41
NYJ9.3811.17-1.79
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
BUF3.823.500.32
NYJ3.994.31-0.32
Team Records

Buffalo Bills

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall5-24-01-24-1-23-0-11-1-121.8616.435.43
vs Conf3-13-00-13-13-00-124.2515.508.75
vs Div0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00
Last 32-12-00-11-1-11-0-10-126.6720.336.34

New York Jets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall3-52-21-35-2-14-01-2-119.6323.25-3.62
vs Conf3-42-11-34-2-13-01-2-119.5723.00-3.43
vs Div0-20-00-20-1-10-00-1-120.0026.00-6.00
Last 30-30-20-12-0-12-00-0-121.6726.67-5.00

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense21.861623.2522
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense136.6731208.5015
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense89.3324115.7519
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense19.632116.432
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense254.5012247.6720
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense119.001597.009

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Buffalo7-37-34-627.20108.503.3929.0058.62211.20319.700.70
NY Jets3-73-74-618.90125.404.5834.2053.51204.20329.602.50

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Sep 10, 2017NYJBUF12-213817621421902184081
Jan 1, 2017BUFNYJ10-306816223031272023290
Sep 15, 2016NYJBUF37-311233704931863073931
Jan 3, 2016NYJBUF17-2212217830031131822951
Nov 12, 2015BUFNYJ22-1714813228001281903184
Nov 24, 2014NYJBUF3-389212621811162203360
Oct 26, 2014BUFNYJ43-236721328001751373126
Nov 17, 2013NYJBUF14-371341332674682453130
Sep 22, 2013BUFNYJ20-2712020832801823315132
Dec 30, 2012NYJBUF9-2813319933221092253341

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Buffalo Bills

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 29, 2017OAK34-14W-1.5/47.5W/O16616533154313367-4H
Oct 22, 2017TB30-27W-3/46.5P/O17326143469378447-2H
Oct 8, 2017CIN16-20L3/38.5L/U8213922165323388-2A
Oct 1, 2017ATL23-17W8/47.5W/U117164281149242391-3A
Sep 24, 2017DEN26-16W3/40W/O75197272111255366-2H

New York Jets

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 29, 2017ATL20-25L6.5/43W/O43236279140246386-1H
Oct 22, 2017MIA28-31L3/39P/O92180272533043570A
Oct 15, 2017NE17-24L9/48.5W/U743344081182573751H
Oct 8, 2017CLE17-14W-2/41.5W/U34178212140279419-2A
Oct 1, 2017JAC23-20W4/38W/O2562154711751363111H

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Buffalo home to New Orleans Sunday, November 12
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