BUFFALO (4-4) at NEW YORK JETS (5-3)
Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network
OPENING LINE - Jets by 5 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bills 3-4-1, Jets 5-3
SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 58-51
LAST MEETING - Bills beat Jets 38-3, Nov. 24, 2014
LAST WEEK - Bills beat Dolphins 33-17; Jets beat Jaguars 28-23
AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 17, Jets No. 9
BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (2), PASS (29).
BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (6), PASS (24).
JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (14), PASS (17).
JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (1), PASS (14).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Game marks return of Bills coach Rex Ryan, who coached Jets from 2009-14 and helped lead New York to consecutive trips to AFC championship game during 2009 and 2010 seasons. Was fired after going 4-12 last season and replaced by Todd Bowles. ... Ryan created stir when he announced that LB Ikemefuna Enemkpali would be one of game captains. Enemkpali was cut by Jets after he punched QB Geno Smith and broke his jaw during training camp, was claimed by Buffalo next day. ... Bills QB Tyrod Taylor can join Doug Flutie (1999) as only QBs in franchise history with five or more games of 40 yards rushing or more in single season. Taylor has completed 70 of 100 passes in last four games for 841 yards with six TDs and just one INT. ... RB Karlos Williams looking to become second player in NFL history with TD in each of first six games, joining New England's Robert Edwards (1998). ... WR Sammy Watkins has TD catches in three of last four games, including career-high 168 yards and TD vs. Dolphins. ... DE Mario Williams needs one sack for 95 in career. ... CB Ronald Darby needs two passes defensed for 17, which will set franchise rookie mark. ... Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has 136 career TD passes, and needs two to surpass Sid Luckman for most by Ivy League QB in NFL. Fitzpatrick went to Harvard; Luckman attended Columbia. Fitzpatrick playing with torn ligament in left thumb, which will require surgery - possibly as soon as Friday. He played with Bills from 2009-12, which included three seasons under coach Chan Gailey, now Jets offensive coordinator. ... C Nick Mangold expected to play after missing game with neck injury and leaving Sunday's game vs. Jaguars after reinjuring himself. ... Jets 4-0 when WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker each catch TD pass in same game. ... RB Chris Ivory ranks fifth in AFC with 544 yards rushing, but averaging just 1.5 yards per carry in last three games. Ivory was held to 26 yards on 23 carries vs. Jacksonville after gaining just 17 yards on 15 carries at Oakland, and 41 on 17 rushes vs. New England. ... CB Darrelle Revis leads NFL with six total takeaways (three INTs, three fumble recoveries). ... Rookie LB Lorenzo Mauldin had first two sacks of career, leading Jets' season-high six vs. Jaguars. ... Jets stand third in NFL with 19 takeaways. ... Randy Bullock takes over kicking duties after Nick Folk placed on IR with quadriceps injury. ... Fantasy Tip: Both Williams and LeSean McCoy, who was limited in practice by shoulder injury, might be in for tough night against NFL's top run defense.
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