The Buffalo Bills will close out their 2019 regular season against their division foe, the New York Jets. Neither team has much to play for outside of bragging rights or stats, but nonetheless, the game will be played.
How much will we see of the starters?
After the Bills lost to the New England Patriots last weekend they lost the opportunity to win the AFC East division title and locked in their playoff seeding. This makes the result of the Bills-Jets game this Sunday meaningless. Fans, including most of us here at Buffalo Rumblings, expected this meant the Bills would rest the majority of their starters. Head coach Sean McDermott did not agree with that game plan and announced on Tuesday that most of his starters will at least play some snaps in the game on Sunday. We don’t know how much they’ll be on the field—we just hope that they walk off at full health.
Who will get a chance to shine?
The inverse of wanting the starters to sit is wanting to see some more from players who haven’t been used much this season. At the top of fans’ wishlist are Duke Williams, T.J. Yeldon, and Darryl Johnson Jr. All three should see be activate on Sunday and see a heavy workload. It would be nice to see if any of them could be a useful piece in a Bills playoff run.
Bills playoff opponent
While the Bills’ seeding cannot change, the location of their playoff game is still up in the air. They will face either the Houston Texans or the Kansas City Chiefs. If the Chiefs win or the Texans lose on Sunday the Bills will travel to Houston. If the Chiefs lose and the Texans win then the Bills will be going to Kansas City in a week.