BILLS, 23-13

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - NL WEST - Bills WR Jor­dan Matthews.

Con­sen­sus line: Bills by 8 Pre­dic­tion: RB LeSean McCoy is the best player on ei­ther ros­ter, so look for the Bills to ride him early and of­ten in this bat­tle of po­ten­tial AFC East cel­lar dwellers. He has looked sen­sa­tional in pre­sea­son prac­tices and games, run­ning like he did a few years ago when he led the league in rush­ing. WR Jor­dan Mat-


thews was a pro­duc­tive re­ceiver in Philadel­phia and should be a fa­vorite tar­get from the start. Buf­falo’s de­fense seems im­proved and should be able to con­tain Jets RBs Matt Forte and Bi­lal Pow­ell while shut­ting down the pass­ing game. MLB Pre­ston Brown has led Buf­falo in tack­les in his first three sea­sons and ap­pears ready for a Pro Bowl year.

uSTART: Jets RB Bi­lal Pow­ell. Fresh off a strong pre­sea­son, Pow­ell should have no prob­lem dis­man­tling a Bills de­fense that ranked 29th in the NFL against the run. Look for Pow­ell to also be a vi­able threat in the Jets’ pass­ing game.

uSIT: Matthews is deal­ing with a ch­est is­sue and is no guar­an­tee to play. Even if he does, he has lit­tle rap­port with the Bills of­fense, and the Jets sec­ondary im­proved to­ward the end of 2016.

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