While Buffalo is looking to regain its winning ways from the first month of the season when it goes for the season sweep of the Jets, the game is not drawing much national exposure.
Buffalo’s clash with the Jets will be the CBS broadcast among the early games only for fans living in the Bills’ and Jets’ primary markets.
CBS’ No. 4 broadcasting team of Greg Gumbel and Rich Gannon will be on the call for the Bills/Jets clash.
The areas that can see the Bills go for the sweep of the Jets are highlighted in blue (map courtesy of 506sports):
The vast majority of the early CBS audience will see a battle of the unbeatens when the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0) travel to take on the Tennessee Titans (5-0) in red. The other early game pits the Cleveland Browns at the Cincinnati Bengals (green).
This is the 121st meeting all-time between these teams. Buffalo leads the all-time series 64-56, winning the 2020 opener 27-17 on Sept. 13 behind Josh Allen’s first career 300-yard passing game. Allen set career-highs in completions (33) and attempts (46) in throwing for 312 yards with two touchdowns while adding 14 carries for 57 yards and a score. Stefon Diggs hauled in eight passes for 86 yards in his Bills debut, while John Brown caught six passes for 70 yards and a TD in the win.
The Bills raced out to a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter, scoring touchdowns on three consecutive drives following a fumble by Allen on the season-opening drive. Defensively, Mario Addison, Tyrel Dodson and Trent Murphy recorded sacks, Matt Milano had an interception, and the defense limited the Jets to just 52 rushing yards and 254 yards of total offense.
In their young careers, this is technically the fifth meeting between Allen and his quarterback counterpart Sam Darnold, who were each taken in the top 10 of the 2018 NFL Draft.
After splitting their first two matchups, Allen got the better of Darnold in the 2020 opener, while Darnold guided the Jets to a 13-6 win in the 2019 finale in a game where Allen played only two series as the Bills rested most of their starters with nothing to play for after wrapping up the No. 5 seed in the AFC the week prior.