Buffalo Bills Against New York Jets: Week 1 Preview

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Up at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills will be kicking off their National Football League seasons with an AFC East showdown.

"This is one win, let's keep things in perspective", said McDermott, who was hired in January after Rex Ryan was sacked in the final week of last season.

Having a player of McCoy's caliber who can feature in the Bills short and intermediate range passing game takes a lot of pressure off of Tyrod Taylor.

Heading into this game, LeSean McCoy's workload became a trending topic after McDermott's comments to the media earlier in the week.

They switched from the lackluster 3-4 hybrid defense that was out of Rex Ryan's playbook to a 4-3 defensive scheme, which has already proven to be more effective during the preseason.

Running back LeSean McCoy maintains confidence in the Bills' talent. This team obviously is in a rebuild mode as they recently shipped off wide receiver Sammy Watkins and cornerback Ronald Darby. He's also excited to hear McDermott suggest he's open to McCoy playing every offensive snap if it leads to a victory. The old-look Jets were ready in their 37-31 Game 2 win a year ago, and these "17 Bills in some areas are as green as the Green & White". McCoy rushed for 110 yards and added 49 yards receiving. The first loss previous year came in Buffalo's home opener on a Thursday night, and after the game, then-coach Rex Ryan fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman. The skid dates to October 11, 2015, when he led Cleveland to a 33-30 win over Baltimore.

The Bills responded on their next possession with a nine-play 80-yard drive capped by Tolbert's touchdown. McCown is now 1-17 in his last 18 starts. Buffalo's defense allowed the fewest rushing yards per game and returns its entire defensive line.

McCown scored New York's lone touchdown on a 1-yard run to briefly cut Buffalo's lead to 14-12 with two minutes left in the third quarter.

It's not quite the Butt Fumble, but the result is essentially the same: After it looked like Jets CB Juston Burris would score the team's first touchdown of the season after intercepting Bills QB Tyrod Taylor, the Jets pulled a Jets. The Jets will need them to come out fired up if NY hopes to shut down the Buffalo rushing attack.

While it may be for just one week, first place is first place. Jets QB Bryce Petty (knee) participated in warmups, but was inactive.

"I stand by my decision", Bowles said following the 31-13 loss to the Steelers.

Let Tyrod be Tyrod: The one thing that makes quarterback Tyrod Taylor risky is his ability to hurt teams with his legs.

Secondly, if the Jets were able to get a stop, it's still a less-than ideal situation.

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