Bills & Jets Square Off in an AFC East Battle
After the Chiefs and the Raiders gave NFL fans one of the best games of the year two weeks ago, the Dolphins quickly made them forget about it by getting absolutely shellacked by the Baltimore Ravens the following week. This week, the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills look to make it a little more interesting. Both the Bills and Jets have been playing surprisingly well. Jets fans around the country were looking forward to the tank and the #1 overall pick this year, but they sit at 3-5 with some impressive games, including an almost-win against the New England Patriots. One could make the argument that the Jets could be a 5-2 football team. The Buffalo Bills are actually 5-2, with both of their losses by 6 points or less. They are the second best team in their division, behind the New England Patriots.
LeSean McCoy has been electric this year, up in conversation with Le’Veon Bell as one of the top running backs in the NFL. Last week, he helped defeat the Raiders, rushing for 151 yards on 27 carries. He has had eight 150+ rushing yard games since 2013, which is more than Jay Ajayi, Le’Veon Bell, and Adrian Peterson.
Ever since Josh McCown signed with the Jets, people have been trying to replace him. During the summer, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg tried challenging McCown for the job, and failed. McCown, in his 15th pro year, has had the best year of his career. He is second in the NFL in completion percentage at 70.5% and 10th in QBR at 95.3. At 38 years old, McCown looks to end the three game losing streak, and pick up a big divisional win.
The New York Jets will have a chance to turn their season around with a win on their only primetime game of the season, and the Bills will have a chance to pull even with the Patriots, who have a BYE this weekend. I predict the Buffalo Bills to go on the road and pick up a big divisional win.