The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets are two teams that are going in very different directions. The Bills are 4-3 and are only .012 behind Cincinnati for the second wild card spot in the AFC based on their winning percentages. Meanwhile, the New York Jets are 1-6 and are in the middle of an extensive losing streak that could cost head coach Rex Ryan his job at the end of the year or even sooner.
The two AFC East rivals will be facing off at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford this Sunday. This is clearly a game between two teams who have their own goals with one hoping for the playoffs and one just wanting to win a single game again.
However, the Bills' running game has become suspect in recent time. CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson, the team's two key running backs, are both out with injuries. Spiller's collarbone injury could keep him out for almost the rest of the season. Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown are going to take in much of the running game for the Bills; Dixon has 137 rushing yards while Brown has been a healthy scratch for much of the season. Also, Kyle Orton is still in at quarterback due to EJ Manuel's overall inefficiency.
The Jets have the second-worst passing game with 185 yards per game. Geno Smith has as many interceptions as touchdowns with seven each and has been sacked 15 times. Still, the team does have 135 rushing yards per game. Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Geno Smith have combined for nearly 900 yards on the ground. The Jets also have twenty sacks this year with Muhammad Wilkerson tallying four and Sheldon Richardson with three.
The New York Jets are narrow favorites to break their losing streak this week. The Jets are -3 favorites at home. The over/under is at 40.5 points to be scored in this game.