Who's rebuilding more? - Every move these two teams made in the offseason seemed dedicated to tearing things down and starting over.
Buffalo added 110 yards rushing including 63 from LeSean McCoy. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was shipped by the Bills to the Los Angeles Rams.
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. The pair of versatile backs will be New York's only chance of moving the ball.
If New York is to avoid another awful year, they may have to ride their talented defensive unit. Don't hesitate to jump in on the live updates and chat with us as the game rolls along.
Tyrod Taylor cleared concussion protocol just in time to get the nod at quarterback as the Buffalo Bills open the season against the New York Jets in an AFC East division contest on Sunday. CBS will be doing the TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on fuboTV. You can follow along on Twitter with the following handles. NY rolled up 75 yards on 11 plays before Josh McCown dove in for a one-yard QB sneak on 4-and-goal from the one for a touchdown.
Petty did injure his MCL in New York's third preseason game, so the team is being cautious, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. "We don't have one yet", said Bowles. "I only worry about stuff I can control, good or bad".
What the Jets did well: They didn't do anything particularly well, but - and I'm reaching - they played a lot of rookies. You put in the work on the field. "McDermott, off of six years as the Panthers" D-coordinator, has a simple expectation for Sunday: "I will be very humbled and thankful for the opportunity". I'm getting into my routine for the regular season and the players are getting into their routine. All they need to do is win enough games to nab a wildcard playoff game spot. While that game was meaningless, we may look back at the 2017 season opener and consider it one of the most meaningful games on the Jets' schedule. The Bills still haven't decided which player will start at the opposite cornerback position, but former Ram E.J. Gaines looks to be the front-runner. McCoy may carry an even bigger part of the load with Mike Gillislee now in New England, while Taylor, if he plays, is one of the best running quarterbacks. Heading into his third season, Leonard Williams has been outstanding and has all the makings to become a defensive star for the New York Jets. Buffalo should be able to handle the Jets at home without much trouble, but the Jets' defense might be able to keep this a one score game.