Bills-Jets Capsule

BUFFALO (1-1) at NEW YORK JETS (1-1)

4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Jets by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 2-0, New York 2-0

SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 55-50

LAST MEETING - Bills beat Jets 28-9, Dec. 30, 2012

LAST WEEK - Bills beat Panthers 24-23; Jets lost to Patriots 13-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 22; Jets No. 26





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Matchup of first two QBs selected in NFL draft in April, Bills' EJ Manuel going No. 16 overall, and Jets' Geno Smith selected in second round with 39th pick. ... Game marks first time in series each team will start rookie QB. Last time Jets played game with two rookie starting QBs was players' strike season of 1987, when New York started David Norrie and Dallas had Kevin Sweeney - replacement players. ... Doug Marrone, in first season with Bills, trying to join Kay Stephenson (1983) as only coaches in team history to win two of first three games with franchise. ... Marrone, while coach at Syracuse, was 3-0 against Smith and West Virginia. ... Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was long-time assistant under Rex Ryan, including last four with Jets. ... Manuel threw 2-yard TD pass to Stevie Johnson with 2 seconds left to lead Buffalo past Carolina. He joined Seattle's Russell Wilson (2012) as only NFL players to throw winning TD pass inside 2-minute warning in September of rookie season since 1960. Joined Smith, Archie Manning, Jim Druckenmiller and Ryan Leaf as only QBs since 1960 to make fourth-quarter comeback in first or second game of rookie season. ... RB C.J. Spiller averaging 162.5 yards from scrimmage in last two games vs. Jets. ... DE Mario Williams had career-best 4 1-2 sacks last week, and is fourth in NFL since 2007 with 63 1-2 sacks. ... LB Kiko Alonso leads NFL rookies with 19 tackles. ... Ryan 7-2 at home in September games with Jets. ... Jets defense allowing lowest completion percentage (48.6) in NFL. ... Smith, trying to go 2-0 at home, coming off poor fourth quarter at New England in which he threw three INTs. Smith's 55.2 passer rating is 32nd in league - second-to-last among QBs with at least 35 passing attempts. His four INTs tied with Minnesota's Christian Ponder for second most in NFL. ... WR Jeremy Kerley, Jets' leading receiver last year, expected to play after missing last game with concussion. ... TE Kellen Winslow needs 57 yards receiving to reach 5,000 for career.


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