The Buffalo Bills (2-7) are in a free-fall, losers of four straight after being outscored by 90 points—the second-worst four-game stretch in franchise history. The New York Jets (3-6) will be without the services of rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, who will be sidelined for the Week 10 match-up because of a foot sprain.
What a juicy match-up this will be when these AFC East foes square off at 1 p.m. Eastern Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Only fans living in the Buffalo and New York City primary and secondary television markets will get to watch the game as CBS’ 1 p.m. Eastern telecast.
The No. 5 broadcasting team of Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) and former Bills wide receiver James Lofton (analyst) will handle the Bills/Jets clash.
The areas that can see the game are highlighted in green (map courtesy of 506sports):
The National CBS audience is split between watching the New England Patriots traveling to play the Tennessee Titans (in red), and the Arizona Cardinals traveling to face the Kansas City Chiefs (blue/purple). In the other 1 p.m. CBS game, the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to face the Indianapolis Colts (yellow).
This is the 116th meeting all-time between these teams. Buffalo leads the all-time series 61-54, including a 21-12 trouncing on opening day of the 2017 season when the Bills racked up 408 total yards of offense and 23 first downs to give Sean McDermott a win in his Buffalo debut.
In the second game of 2017 between these rivals, the Jets ran all over the Bills en route to a 34-21 victory on Thursday Night Football. The Jets raced out to a 34-7 lead behind more than 200 rushing yards and a defense that registered seven sacks.
Bills fans can only hope Sunday’s first of two clashes with the Jets in 2018 ends better than that prime-time game.