Preview: Bills vs. Jets |

BUFFALO, NY- At New Era Field Sunday afternoon the Buffalo Bills open their season against a division rival, the New York Jets. The perception around the league is that the Jets are tanking and are going to be horrible, while the Bills are rebuilding and aren’t exactly expected to contend for a playoff spot either.

Sean McDermott makes his regular season debut as Bills head coach. 

Journeyman Josh McCown starts at quarterback for the Jets. Tyrod Taylor starts his third season under center for the Bills. While Taylor isn’t in the upper echelon of quarterbacks, he does have the edge over McCown.

Here are a couple key matchups worth watching:

-Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White against Jets wide receivers Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson. Neither team is strong or deep at the wide receiver position. White, the Bills first round draft pick, has so far looked the part. The Jets got Kearse in a trade from Seattle. Anderson has ascended to the #1 WR role. Neither receiver pose a big threat to the Bills, especially with the Jets quarterback situation.

-Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy had a tough time against the Jets in 2016. Jets nose tackle Steve McClendon leads a defense that held McCoy in check last season. In the first meeting last season the Jets held McCoy to 59 yards rushing on 15 carries. In the season finale, McCoy left with an injury after gaining just 10 yards on 5 carries. If the Jets can contain McCoy again, that will put more pressure on quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

Channel 2’s Heather Prusak and Jonah Javad at New Era Field covering the game. Here’s some sites and sounds from pregame.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at New Era Field.  


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