Bills vs. Jets: 7 things to watch for during Week 18’s game

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The Buffalo Bills will look to keep ground in their Week 18 game and win another AFC East title.

The Bills (10-6) host the New York Jets (4-12) following a 29-15 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

With that, here are seven things to watch for during Week 18’s Bills-Jets matchup:

WR rotations

Bills receiver Cole Beasley (USAT photo)

The entire passing attack hit a road bump last week as quarterback Josh Allen struggled. But in recent weeks, younger players at wide receiver have caught some attention.

Isaiah McKenzie’s big game two weeks ago got him some more playing time against the Falcons last week. That caused Cole Beasley’s snaps to slightly drop. Does that continue?

Last week Emmanuel Sanders did not play. But in the same idea, how do snaps between him and Gabriel Davis shake out in the finale? Sanders is currently listed as day-to-day and should be back.

Staying healthy

Bills guard Ike Boettger (65) Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Bills have something to play for in this year’s finale: A win and they’re AFC East champs.

But the next thing on the top of the agenda: Stay healthy heading into the playoffs.

Building some confidence

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott . (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ready for the playoffs?

Offense, defense, special teams, coaching staff, front office, training staff, the beer guy in the rockpile: Everyone relating to the Bills will be using Week 18 as a “dress rehearsal” to hit their stride heading into the playoffs.

Can the Bills accomplish this or will we have concerns heading into wild-card weekend?

First time against Zach

New York Jets rookie quarterback, Zach Wilson,

Will rookie QB Zach Wilson have a better career against the Bills than his predecessor in Sam Darnold did? Let’s hope not, but the start of it will be on Sunday.

Wilson missed Week 10’s Bills-Jets meeting due to a knee injury.

The running game rolling

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

It doesn’t hurt to have a two-dimensional offense. Especially heading into the postseason.

That’s what the Bills have had as of late. The highlight moment came last week when running back Devin Singletary surpassed 100 yards rushing and had his first multi-score game.

Do the Bills build on that?

What's the O-line look like?

Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Ryan Bates (71) (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

One last regular season run for the Buffalo offensive line. Who is starting?

In Week 17, Ryan Bates got run at left guard over Jon Feliciano who returned from injury. Bates has been steady and if he’s back out there again over Feliciano, that could indicate he’s going to be leaned on during the playoffs.

From left to right, Dion Dawkins, Bates, Mitch Morse, Daryl Williams and Spencer Brown started for Buffalo.

Josh Allen getting his swagger back

Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Bills quarterback Josh Allen cannot be feeling very good right now. Last week, he had three interceptions.

In terms of wanting to play better heading into the playoffs, no player needs to do more than him against the Jets. The good news? Playing better than three interceptions is a very low bar for him to surpass.

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