2016 NFL New York Vs Buffalo Expert Predictions

Posted by Peter Boysen on September 15, 2016 in

The Buffalo Bills haven’t done much right in the past decade or so, but one team that they have manhandled has been the New York Jets, whom Buffalo has beaten five straight times, both straight up and against the spread. In 2015, they met twice, and the Bills won both tilts by the score of 22-17. As they prepare to take on the Jets, the Bills have to improve on an offensive performance that only yielded 160 total yards in their Week 1 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Check out all the NFL odds for Week 2 action.

In Depth Analysis On The 2016 NFL Jets Vs Bills Expert Predictions

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8:25 PM ET
Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
TV: CBS / NFL Network
Radio: New York Jets Radio Network / Buffalo Bills Radio Network
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
NFL Odds: Buffalo (PK), O/U Total 40.5



Why should you bet on the New York Jets?

The New York Jets played well against the defending AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, and they actually led for the majority of the game, only to see their toil turn into a loss as Cincinnati nailed a 47-yard field goal with less than a minute. On the plus side of the ledger, free agent signee Matt Forte slid neatly into the offense, picking up 96 yards on the ground and catching five balls for 59 yards. The Jets have a reputation as one of the toughest secondaries in the NFL, but they permitted 366 yards through the air against the Bengals. Given that the Jets are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven Week 2 contests, and given how well they played the Bengals, this game should end that lengthy win streak in the rivalry for the Bills.

Why should you put your money on Buffalo Bills?

Buffalo Bills seems to have the Jets’ number, a trend that did not end when Rob Ryan left the green and white to take the job in upstate New York. The Bills do play well in the week following a loss, going 8-3 both straight up and ATS in their last 11 games after a loss. They have a 19-6 record against the spread in their last 25 Week 2 contests. The Jet defense is not as stout as the Ravens’ unit, particularly up front, so the Bills should have more room to run the ball against New York, which should free up some more opportunities for Tyrod Taylor to throw the ball down the field as the game wears on.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like what the Jets have done to put together a solid roster, with dependable Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback and a tough secondary. However, the Bills have the Jets’ number, and with that tough loss to Cincinnati still in their minds, I don’t think the Jets have the mental resilience to break through and take the win this week. I’m predicting a 24-16 Buffalo win.