BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The second time battling a team is never easy, especially when it’s a division rival. After handing the Jets a 21-12 loss in the opener, can the Bills make it a season sweep over their AFC East foes? Here’s our BKL’s crew keys to a win.
Josh: Running Game — LeSean McCoy loves the bright lights. He ran for 110 yards in the season opener and is fresh off of another 100 yard effort in the Bills’ 34-14 win over the Raiders. With the addition of Kelvin Benjamin on the outside, look for things to open up in the run game and a big night from Shady.
Prediction: 27-17 Bills
Nick: Special Teams — Shot turnarounds are never easy. Colton Schmidt has been impressive all season long, pinning opponents deep in their own end, as has Stephen Hauschka — who continues to boot 50-yards with ease. The coverage guys have done a great job as well in preventing big returns. Look for those guys to be difference makers Thursday night against the Jets.
Prediction: 34-17 Bills
Scott: Turnovers — Buffalo is +14 in turnover margin. The Bills have an opportunistic defense and create turnovers, while Tyrod Taylor and the offense have only turned the ball over three times this year.