NEW YORK JETS @ BUFFALO BILLS.

If not now, when? Surely this is the Bills best chance to win the division for the first time since 1995. They bring back most of what was a very impressive defense and replacing most of what they lost with upgrades including AJ Epenesa and Mario Addison to try and bolster their ability to get to the passer more often as the Bills don’t blitz often and instead expect their front 4 to apply pressure, the development of both Ed Oliver and Harrison Phillips in the middle of that Defensive Line will be important to their success, behind the front 4 the Bills possess some serious talent, two league leading tandems at both Linebacker and Safety as well as arguably the leagues best Cornerback, Tre White means the Bills will be tough to put points on yet again this year which is worrying for a Jets side devoid of offensive weapons after letting speedster Robby Anderson walk and replacing him with career #3 Breshad Perriman and 2nd round draft pick Denzel Mims both of whom have struggled with fitness issues in camp and even when you throw in Jamison Crowder and TE Chris Herndon they still lack a proven game winning pass catcher and QB Sam Darnold has yet to live up to the mantle of a 3rd overall selection and the less said about RB Le’Veon Bell and Adam Gase’s relationship the better. So, we have last season’s 3rd overall defense against the worst offense in the league last year… Advantage Bills.

Flip the script and we get the Bills offense vs the Jets defense and it’s two units trending in opposite directions. The Bills added Stefon Diggs in their big offseason move giving up a 1st round draft pick plus for a man who will finally give Josh Allen a genuine #1 receiver. They also added Running Back Zack Moss in the 3rd round, Moss is a perfect compliment to incumbent starter Devin Singletary and replaces Frank Gore (now of the Jets) as the short yardage and goal line back. The Jets decided to part ways with their best defensive piece, Jamal Adams this off-season, it was an offer they really couldn’t refuse considering their current situation but it makes their secondary noticeably weaker and Defensive Co-Ordinator Gregg Williams’ love for dialling up pressure from any and everywhere leaves them susceptible if the rush doesn’t find its target. They did boast a stout run defense last year so opportunities for the aforementioned Singletary and Moss might be at a premium.

The Bills will be on of the teams affected by the lack of fans at home and that plays into the Jets hands but the only way I can see the Jets pulling off an upset here is riding Le’Veon Bell so hard he returns to his 2017 self and Adam Gase is far too stubborn for that to happen so I’m taking Buffalo but not much is standing out to me in betting department but I have a sneaky feeling John Brown could have a day here, all the attention will be on new boy Stefon Diggs so Brown wont be the primary receiver defenses focus on like they did last year and last yeah Brown had over 50 yards receiving in all but 3 games and had a monster day in his one appearance vs the Jets, catching 7 passes for 123 yards and a score. Give me Brown and the over 47.5 receiving yards offering at SkyBet.

PREDICTION: BILLS 21 – 13 JETS

BEST BET: John Brown over 47.5 Receiving Yards @ 5/6 with SkyBet.

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