How kind of the NFL schedule makers to give us the other two New York teams on a day separate from the Giants. Now, for better or for worse, Aaron Rodgers can get our undivided attention
With the dust settled from Sunday, it’s time for an early look at what figures to be one of the most competitive divisional races this season. There’s also an argument to be made that this is the best divisional quarterback matchup in all of football.
Both Rodgers and Josh Allen will be tested early. The Jets and Bills were ranked second and fourth, respectively, in scoring defense last year, and both return most of the same playmakers. That means the Jets’ new star running back tandem of Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook can prove their effectiveness against a Bills defense that allowed just 104.8 rushing yards per game last season.
The Bills and Jets split their series against each other last year, with both matchups coming down to one score. This figures to be another tightly contested game with effects that could be felt down the road once the playoff picture begins coming into focus.
The shelter in place at MetLife Stadium due to severe weather that was in place earlier Monday has been lifted. Kickoff is expected to be on time.
How to watch
What: Buffalo Bills (0-0) at New York Jets (0-0)
When: Monday, Sept. 11
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Game time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters
Radio: National Radio: Westwood One; Sirius channels: 81 & 226 (Bills), 85 & 225 (Jets), 88 (national)
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Bills -2.5
Referee: Adrian Hill
#Bills S Damar Hamlin is expected to be inactive tonight vs. the #Jets in a numbers crunch in the defensive backfield, sources say. Hamlin will be a healthy inactive and could be back on the playing field for Buffalo in the coming weeks. pic.twitter.com/j2HdXu7RU7— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 11, 2023