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Following an exciting opening weekend, Week 2 begins on Thursday night with the Buffalo Bills hosting the New York Jets (8:25 PM ET) in an AFC East divisional matchup. The Bills and Jets both look to rebound from losses on Kickoff Weekend. The clubs have split the past 20 games in the series, each claiming 10 wins. The game marks the first of 10 Thursday Night Football games for which the NFL will use a “Tri-Cast” distribution model of broadcast (CBS/NBC), cable (NFL Network) and digital (Twitter). CBS and NBC will each broadcast five Thursday Night Football games which will be simulcast on NFL Network and streamed to a global audience across devices for free on Twitter.
|REGULAR SEASON SERIES|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Todd Bowles: 1-2||Rex Ryan: 2-0|
|LAST GAME||01/03/16: Jets 17 at Bills 22. Buffalo QB Tyrod Taylor passes for 182 yards & adds 51 rushing yards with TD. Bills WR Sammy Watkins has 11 catches for 136 yards.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||1/3/16|
|BROADCAST||CBS/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (NYJ), (81 BUF). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (NYJ), 225 (BUF).|
|PASSING||Ryan Fitzpatrick: 19-35-189-2-1-77.0||Tyrod Taylor: 15-22-111-0-0-79.9|
|RUSHING||Matt Forte: 22-96-4.4-0||LeSean McCoy: 16-58-3.6-1|
|RECEIVING||Quincy Enunwa: 7-54-7.7-1||Sammy Watkins: 4-43-10.8-0|
|SACKS||Leonard Williams: 2.5||Jerry Hughes: 2|
|INTs||Marcus Williams: 1||---|
|PUNTING||Lachlan Edwards (R): 51.3||Colton Schmidt: 44.7|
|KICKING||Nick Folk: 10 (1/2 PAT; 3/4 FG)||Dan Carpenter: 1 (1/1 PAT; 0/1 FG)|
JETS: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has 13 pass TDs in past 5 division games (2+ TDs in all 5)… RB Matt Forté had 169 scrimmage yards (87 rec., 82 rush) in last game vs. Buf. (9/7/14 with Chi.). had 155 scrimmage yards (96 rush, 59 rec.) in NYJ debut. Since entering NFL in 2008, has 12,873 scrimmage yards (8,698 rush, 4,175 rec.), most in NFL…WR Brandon Marshall aims for 5th in row vs. Buf. with TD. In last meeting, had 8 catches for 126 yards & TD. WR Eric Decker aims for 3rd meeting in row with TD. Marshall & Decker each had TD in both games vs. Buf. last year. WR Quincy Enunwa had 1st career TD last week…Team had 7 sacks last week: DT Leonard Williams (2.5), DT Steve McLendon (2), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (1.5) & LB Lorenzo Mauldin (1). Wilkerson has 4.5 sacks in past 6 meetings. CB Darrelle Revis had FR in last meeting. Is only player in NFL with 5+ INTs (5) & 4+ FRs (4) since 2015. LB David Harris had 2 sacks in last meeting…BILLS: Aim for 5th consecutive win at home…Have won 5 in row vs. NYJ, outscoring Jets 162-74…QB Tyrod Taylor has won both career starts vs. NYJ & has 86.9 rating. Has won past 4 starts at home with 109.3 rating & 6 total TDs (4 pass, 2 rush)…RB LeSean McCoy has 100+ rush yards in both career games vs. NYJ, rushing for 214 yards (107 per game) & 3 TDs. Is only NFL player with 7,000+ rush (7,108) & 2,000+ rec. (2,278) yards since 2010. Had rush TD in Week 1…WR Sammy Watkins had 11 catches for 136 yards in last meeting. Has 9 career 100-yard games, incl. 2 vs. NYJ. Has 37 catches for 605 yards (100.8 per game) & 4 TDs in past 6 at home…S Corey Graham has 3 INTs in past 5 meetings vs. NYJ. LB Jerry Hughes has 2 sacks & 4 TFL in past 3 vs. NYJ. Had 2 sacks last week. CB Stephon Gilmore had INT vs. NYJ in 10/26/14 meeting.