Coming off a big win at home against the Raiders, the Buffalo Bills travel to New Jersey to take on the New York Jets. No one expected the Jets to be 3-5, not even themselves. They're a sneaky decent team and can hang in games with good teams. These Bills will be the ones to look for to keep the Bills hot going into their mini bye week.
QB Tyrod Taylor
Taylor seems to always be on this list and a lot of the Bills’ success can fall on his shoulders. The Bills are now 11-1 when Taylor throws between 155-185 yards. All Taylor needs to do is be himself. Taylor’s ability to be slippery in the pocket is going to come in handy like it always does, he could add some big chunks of yards on the ground tonight.
RB LeSean McCoy
Shady has been wreaking havoc on defenses the past couple of weeks. On a short week, he is coming off a game where he set his career high of 33 total touches. That’s not ideal. McCoy lives for the spotlight and primetime, he's also going against one of the worst teams in the league at stopping the run. If Wilkerson doesn't play, the Jets might want to take off their sunglasses because it is going to get Shady in New Jersey.
The entire offensive line
Clearly this is not a single player, but this unit is important to both the rushing attack and passing attack. The ground game has finally started to come to life over the past couple of weeks and a big part of that is continuity and Cordy Glenn. Glenn has made others around him better. Jordan Mills has stepped up, Vlad Ducasse looks like a different person from the preseason, and Richie Incognito has to be glad Glenn is by his side. In order for the offense to get going, these guys need to control the line of scrimmage all night long.
WR Kelvin Benjamin
We don't even know if Benjamin is going to play. General manager Brandon Bean said it was a 50/50 shot. Benjamin has been on the team for a whopping 48 hours and if he doesn't play it’s understandable, but if he does play then he is a big body to be on the lookout for. With his huge 6’5” 240-pound body with long limbs, he's an immediate red zone target, no matter how recently he arrived in Buffalo.
S Micah Hyde
The newly-awarded AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October should have another big game for the Bills. Hyde leads the league in interceptions with five and he could have more if it weren't for a couple of drops. Josh McCown has thrown seven interceptions this year through eight games. The Bills +14 turnover margin is also the best in the league and you can expect that number to go up at some point tonight.