Buffalo’s 2016 campaign was defined by an ineffective coaching staff, together with turmoil in the front office. The termination of head coach Rex Ryan was a significant step in the right decision after Ryan proved incapable of fielding a half-way decent stop unit. Make sure to check out our NFL database where you can look up historic results/stats for millions of NFL situations and our NFL Live Odds direct from Vegas! If you are looking for 2017-18 NFL Regular Season Lines for Weeks 1-16 you can find them here.
Jets vs Bills Odds: Buffalo -6 and over/under 42.5.
National Football League regular season
Sunday, September 10, 1:00 PM on CBS
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Despite inheriting an excellent defense from Jim Schwartz in 2014, Ryan’s defenses ranked 24th and 26th, respectively, during his tenure (as per Football Outsider’s DVOA system).
Buffalo’s decision to replace general manager Doug Whaley with Brandon Beane was another positive off-season move by team owners Terry and Kim Pegula. New head coach Sean McDermott has experience working with Beane and, more importantly, the Pegula’s have consolidated the authority to run the football operations around McDermott.
McDermott, who sources indicate had full decision-making authority in the 2017 Draft, selected wide receiver Zay Jones with the No. 37 overall pick. Jones is regarded as someone who can make an immediate impact in 2017-18, and McDermott was wise to invest in Jones in light of the uncertainty surrounding Sammy Watkins (recovering from foot surgery and could be sidelined until training camp).
Meanwhile, the Jets are in full-blown rebuild mode after dumping Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold, among others. The rebuilding project continued during the 2017 Draft wherein the Jets traded down on four separate occasions to stockpile much-needed picks.
Finally, the Jets signed quarterback Josh McCown to play quarterback, a decision that borders on professional malfeasance. Devoid of a legitimate tight end and very little talent (or experience) in the wide receiving corp., McCown (or whoever earns the starting job) has little hope of success.
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