The Jets will swagger into Buffalo on Sunday for an AFC East Division matchup with the Bills. Sbg global sportsbook opened with the New York Jets as a 4.5 point road favorite over the Buffalo Bills with an over/under of 37. Kickoff on CBS is set for 1:05 PM Eastern.
Looking Like a Favorite
Many handicappers and fans scoffed at head coach Rex Ryan and the Jets after they stumbled on opening night in a 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens as 1 point Monday Night home favorites. But the Jets rallied quickly to beat the New England Patriots the following week 28-14 and then went into Miami last Sunday night and beat the Dolphins 31-23 to own a share of the lead in the AFC East with the Pats and Fish.
Mark Sanchez has emerged with excellent play at quarterback in the past two weeks after a rough start against Baltimore. Sanchez had a QB rating of 124.3 against New England and 120.5 at Miami last week and for the year he has a 6/0 touchdown to interception ratio. He looks like he is ready to make a big leap after a tough rookie season last year.
Not Paying the Bills
Buffalo enters this matchup with a record of 0-3 straight up and 1-2 with the NFL bet board. The Bills are coming off their best performance of the season last week as they got the cash in a 38-30 loss at New England in which new starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick passed for 247 yards and 2 touchdowns. His performance ranked so good that previous starter Trent Edwards was released by the team on Monday. Rookie CJ Spiller was impressive for Buffalo as the number one draft pick returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and also had a touchdown reception. It was the first sign of offensive spark for the Bills this year as first year Coach Chan Gailey continues working the transition to his system.
Buffalo has covered 5 out of the last 7 NFL wagering online matchups in this series and the dog has paid out in 20 of the last 28 meetings.