Bills vs Jets TNF Betting Odds and Game Analysis

Posted by Aaron . on November 11, 2015 in

This week, the NFL’s Thursday night tilt features the Buffalo Bills heading to Gotham to face the New York Jets, as Rex Ryan returns to his last coaching stop leading the upstarts from out west. The Jets (5-3) are favored to win by 2.5 points in the betting odds, which means that the oddsmakers basically see this as a draw but are giving the Jets the normal spread that a home team receives. The Bills (4-4) have Tyrod Taylor back under center after he missed time due to injury.

 

Date/Time: Thursday, November 12th, 8:25 PM
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV: NFL Network
Radio: WGR550
Online Streaming: Yahoo!
Odds: Jets -2½

 

Last week saw the Buffalo Bills dominate the Miami Dolphins for a second time this season, 33-17 after their bye week, elevating them back into the wild card conversation. The Jets staved off a plucky Jacksonville team to win 28-23.


When the Bills were rolling over the Dolphins, Sammy Watkins hauled in eight balls for 168 of the Bills’ 181 receiving yards on the day. Watkins had only caught 11 passes all season long coming into the game because of nagging ankle injuries. He made up for lost time on Sunday, catching all eight targets from Tyrod Taylor. Taylor himself was superb in returning from injury, going 11 for 12 for 181 yards without any interceptions.

The Bills’ running game was the real story as the team had two running backs go over 100 yards. Karlos Williams galloped for 110 yards on only nine carries, scoring twice, while veteran LeSean McCoy put in 112 yards and a touchdown of his own. The Bills’ defense was stout, limiting Miami to 44 yards on the ground in 12 carries, and Jerry Hughes sacked Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill twice.

 

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Despite the fact that his left thumb needs surgery, Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick got it done again against the Jaguars, going 21 for 34 for 272 yards and two scores. Wideout Erick Decker hauled in six catches for 79 yards and a score. Receiver Brandon Marshall, playing through some injuries, caught four balls for 44 yards and a touchdown of his own. The Jets had to muddle their way through this win. Kicker Nick Folk hurt himself in pregame warmups, so the Jets had to rely on punter Ryan Quigley for placekicking duties as well.

 

Fortunately, Quigley made all four extra point attempts, which are no longer a gimme since they snap from the 15 yard line. The Jets surrendered 338 yards through the air and 98 more on the ground, permitting the Jags to come back into the game. The Jets did produce two fumbles, and Marcus Williams picked off Blake Bortles twice. Calvin Pace nailed Bortles with a big sack that brought the Jags’ scoring threat to a halt.

 

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