The Associated Press
NEW YORK JETS (6-9) At BUFFALO (5-10)
Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS
OPENING LINE -- Bills by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD -- New York 7-8; Buffalo 6-9
SERIES RECORD -- Bills lead 54-50
AP PRO32 RANKING -- Jets No. 24; Bills No. 25
LAST MEETING -- Jets beat Bills 48-28, Sept. 9
LAST WEEK -- Jets lost to Chargers 27-17; Bills lost to Dolphins 24-10
JETS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (30), RUSH (12), PASS (30)
JETS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (7), RUSH (27), PASS (2)
BILLS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (19), RUSH (6), PASS (24)
BILLS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (22), RUSH (32), PASS (13)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Jets have won six straight over Buffalo and have chance to match longest winning streak of seven, set from 1984-'87. ... In past six meetings, Jets have scored 38 or more points three times and defeated Bills by average margin of 30.1-17.1. ... In season opener, Jets turned four Bills turnovers into 24 points, including Antonio Cromartie 40-yard TD interception return. ... QB Mark Sanchez returns as starter, taking over after Greg McElroy began showing signs of concussion-like symptoms Thursday. ... Sanchez had been benched after five turnovers in 14-10 loss at Tennessee on Dec. 17. He was 19 of 27 for 266 yards with three TDs and interception in opener against Buffalo. ... Futures of Sanchez and backup QB Tim Tebow uncertain. ... Unclear when McElroy was hurt, but sacked 11 times against San Diego in first start last week. ... Of eight times Jets have produced 200 yards rushing over past four seasons under coach Rex Ryan, four have come against Bills. ... Defense has limited opponents to converting 6 of 56 third-down chances over past three games. ... Under NFL tiebreaking rules, Bills guaranteed finishing fourth in AFC East for fifth consecutive year. ... In three seasons under coach Chan Gailey, Buffalo 3-14 against AFC East. ... RB C.J. Spiller had career-best 169 yards rushing and TD in season-opener against Jets. Spiller's averaging 6.48 yards per carry, NFL's best since 1960 among players with at least 150 attempts through 15 games. ... Defense has allowed 426 points, third-most in team history and 28 shy of team low set in 1984. ... NFL's worst run defense has given up 150 yards rushing seven times this season. ... Offense has managed 13 touchdowns (five rushing, eight passing) in past eight games, after scoring 20 (five rushing, 15 passing) in first seven. ... Futures uncertain for Gailey and starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
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