The Buffalo Bills (5-3) are looking to break out of the offensive funk that saw them inexplicably give up a 9-6 decision to the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 9.
If All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen, All-Pro receivers Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley, and Buffalo’s talent-laden offense were to get back on track, they couldn’t have picked a better foe than the opponent of week 10 of Sunday: the New York Jets (2-6), who ranks last in defensive scorers (31.4 points per game).
When the Bills travel to MetLife Stadium for a 1 p.m. EST clash with their AFC East counterparts, many Bills fans will be looking to see if offensive coordinator Brian Daboll can fix the offensive issues that plagued the Bills during the week. last and for most of the first half of a 26-11 win over the Miami dolphins in week 8.
While Bills fans can’t wait to see how the team reacts to Sean McDermott’s worst loss in head coach tenure, the contest against the Jets will not be seen by a large national audience on Sunday.
The game will be the main CBS broadcast at 1:00 p.m. EST only for fans of the Buffalo and New York Jets viewing markets, with a burst of Nebraska and much of Wyoming, where Bills quarterback Josh Allen played football during his college days.
CBS’s broadcast crew consists of Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Jay Feely (color commentary).
Areas that can view the game are highlighted in green (card courtesy of 506sports):
Along with Buffalo traveling to play against the Jets, the rest of CBS’s first game list includes the Cleveland browns to New England Patriots (in red), the Saints of New Orleans the Tennessee Titans (purple) and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Indianapolis Colts (Yellow).
Sunday’s game will be the 122nd all-time meeting between these teams. Buffalo leads the all-time series 65-56 and has won three of the last four meetings with the Jets, including sweeping the series this season in 2020 by scores of 27-17 and 18-10.
In the last meeting between these two teams, which coincidentally was also the last time before Week 9 that the Bills went without a touchdown, Tyler Bass scored six field goals as Buffalo scored the last 18 points for walk away and achieve victory. Buffalo racked up 422 yards of offense despite not finding the end zone, as Allen completed 30 of 43 passes for 307 yards and added 61 rushing yards, while Beasley managed 11 passes for 112 yards.
Defensively, Jerry Hughes recorded two sacks, Jordan Poyer and Trent Murphy each added one, and Hughes and Dane Jackson had interceptions as Buffalo limited the Jets to 191 total attacking yards.