2015 NFL Week 17 - Jets vs. Bills Betting Odds Preview
The 10-5 New York Jets travel to Buffalo to take on the 7-8 Bills on Sunday afternoon. The Jets are coming off an impressive 26-20 overtime victory over the New England Patriots. It was the Jets 5th win in a row and they now control their own destiny and will make the playoffs with a win this week. The Bills defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16-6 last week which ended a 2 game losing streak. Although Buffalo will not make the playoffs this year, they still have something to play for as they can spoil the Jets playoff hopes if they can bet New York and Pittsburgh beats Cleveland.
The Jets offense continued its good play behind the contributions of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Fitzpatrick completed 26 of 41 passes for 296 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. His favorite target was Marshall who had 8 catches for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns. Marshall has over 1,375 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns this year. Decker had 3 receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown. Decker has 11 touchdowns this year and is only 23 receiving yards shy of surpassing 1,000 on the year. Bilal Powell led a balanced run game with 7 carries for 56 yards. Defensively, they did a good job stopping the run and New England gained 63 yards on 22 carries. They were also able to sack Tom Brady twice and Darrelle Revis intercepted Brady early in the 3rd quarter.
The Bills defense limited the Cowboys offense to just 2 first half field goals last week. They didn’t have any sacks but they did have 7 tackles for losses and were able to force 2 turnovers. They had some trouble stopping the run as Dallas Gained 121 yards on 25 carries. Offensively, rookie running back Mike Gillislee did a good job of replacing LeSean McCoy who is out for the year with a right knee injury. Gillislee gained 93 yards on 9 carries including a 50 yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter. Karlos Williams also had a nice day as he gained 76 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. Tyrod Taylor completed 13 of his 18 passes for 179 yards but also threw an interception with 0 touchdowns. Sammy Watkins was his favorite target as he had 5 receptions for 84 yards.
This will be the second time Rex Ryan faces his former team as the Bills beat the Jets in week 10 22-17. However, The Bills will be without LeSean McCoy who had a big game in week 10 racking up 150 yards of offense. New York is 8-5-2 against the spread this year including 3-2-2 on the road. The Bills are 6-8-1 against the spread this year including 4-3 at home. The Jets are favored by a field goal in this game and Ryan Fitzpatrick has led the Jets to a win in the final 2 minutes of regulation or overtime in 3 of the last 4 games.
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