Bills (2-7) at Jets (3-6)

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Danny Sheri­dan’s line: Jets by

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Bills’ keys to vic­tory: They want to rat­tle QB Sam Darnold. The rookie is on an abysmal three­game stretch, the most re­cent of which fea­tured four in­ter­cep­tions and zero touch­downs against the Mi­ami Dol­phins. Darnold was un­der con­stant pres­sure when he wasn’t be­ing fed aw­ful snaps from C Spencer Long, so the Jets re­ally need to step it up in the trenches. This one is shap­ing up to be an of­fen­sively chal­lenged con­test with lots of quar­ter­back turnovers.

Jets’ keys to vic­tory: The Jets have been aw­ful lately, but they haven’t been at the Nathan Peter­man/Bills lev­els of aw­ful. The Buf­falo quar­ter­back is com­ing off yet an­other ter­ri­ble per­for­mance, this time throw­ing three in­ter­cep­tions in a 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears. Even when Peter­man doesn’t turn the ball over, he plays be­hind a line that’s sus­cep­ti­ble to pres­sure. The Jets de­fense played well in the loss at Mi­ami but forced zero turnovers. If the Jets can get to Peter­man, they shouldn’t have a prob­lem com­ing up with at least a pick or two.

Matchup to watch: Bills QB Nathan Peter­man vs. Jets sec­ondary. CB Tru­maine John­son could re­turn and make the sec­ondary whole again. That’s bad news for Peter­man.

Who wins? The Jets’ los­ing streak is the prod­uct of the same mis­takes be­ing re­peated, but that shouldn’t be as much of an is­sue against the bum­bling Bills. While Darnold does need some help from his sup­port­ing cast, look for him to min­i­mize the turnovers and win a low-scor­ing game.

Jets, 17-9 BILLS SCHED­ULE

L ........ at Bal­ti­more ........ 47-3 L ...... L.A. Charg­ers ...... 31-20 W ......... Min­nesota ......... 27-6 L ........ at Green Bay ........ 22-0 W ........ Ten­nessee ........ 13-12 L ........ at Hous­ton ........ 20-13 L ...... at In­di­anapo­lis ...... 37-5 L ....... New Eng­land ....... 25-6 L ............ Chicago ............ 41-9 Nov. 11 ...... at N.Y. Jets ...... 1 Nov. 18 ............... Bye .............. Nov. 25 ...... Jack­sonville ...... 1 Dec. 2 .......... at Mi­ami .......... 1 Dec. 9 .......... N.Y. Jets .......... 1 Dec. 16 .......... Detroit .......... 1 Dec. 23 ..at New Eng­land ..1 Dec. 30 ........... Mi­ami ........... 1

W ....... at Detroit ....... 48-17 L ............ Mi­ami ............ 20-12 L ..... atCleve­land ..... 21-17 L .... at Jack­sonville .... 31-12 W .......... Den­ver .......... 34-16 W ..... In­di­anapo­lis ..... 42-34 L ........ Min­nesota ........ 37-17 L ........ at Chicago ........ 24-10 L ........... at Mi­ami ........... 13-6 Nov. 11 ......... Buf­falo ......... 1 Nov. 18 .............. Bye ............. Nov. 25 .... New Eng­land .... 1 Dec. 2 ..at Ten­nessee ..4:05 Dec. 9 ........ at Buf­falo ........ 1 Dec. 15 ..... Hous­ton ..... TBD Dec. 23 ...... Green Bay ...... 1 Dec. 30 at New Eng­land .1

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