The NFL returns for Week 9 on Thursday Night Football with a matchup that is a lot more interesting than I would have expected at the start of the season. The AFC East is on display as the New York Jets host the Buffalo Bills. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT, with Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth calling the game from the booth, and Heather Cox on the sideline.
The Bills are 5-2 and only a half game back of the Patriots. Their defense has taken a big step forward, while their offense is doing just enough to keep them close. Meanwhile, the Jets are 3-5, and in the midst of a three-game losing streak. That being said, most did not predict they would win three games all year, and their three-game losing streak includes losses by seven, three, and five points. Suffice to say, the Jets are feisty this year.
Buffalo is a field goal favorite in this one. I don’t like betting on the Jets, but I am inclined to take the points with the home underdog on the short week. I’ll go so far as to take them outright to win!
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
Game time: 5:30 PM PST
Date: Thursday, October 26
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ