It’s week 14th of the NFL, and the Buffalo Bills will visit the New York Jets at the Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, New York, on Sunday, 11th December.
In the past 5 years, the two teams have played 12 games, and Buffalo Bills have won seven out of them. However, the last match between the two teams was on 6th November, and the New York Jets won by 20:17.
The Jets are 9-point underdogs for the upcoming game, while the betting total is 44. Let’s look at how the two teams have performed in the season so far and assess what the Sunday game outcome could be.
New York Jets Statistics
The New York Jets are currently 7-5 in the season and are in 7th place in the AFC. The team played its last match against the Minnesota Vikings and lost by 27:22.
In terms of offensive scoring, the Jets have a current average of 21 points per game. The team is averaging a rushing yardage of 115.1 yards, placing them in the 20th spot in the NFL. The Jets have raked in a total of 4070 yards in the season and have recorded 133 first downs. As for the touchdowns, the Jets have accounted for 12 touchdowns by the ground and 13 via the air.
The Jets have the 6th best defence in the league, conceding an average of 18.6 points per game. The New York Jets have surrendered 2332 yards through the air, which is the 5th best count in the league. Via the pass, the team has conceded an average of 194.3 yards per outing and yielded a completion percentage of 62.5%. The overall yielded yardage average for the season is 307 yards per outing. Overall, the defence has fared better than the team’s offence.
Buffalo Bills Statistics
The visitors are the top-ranking team of the season, with 9 wins to their credit and three losses. The Buffalo Bills have won three consecutive matches, with their last match against the New England Patriots, where the team won by 24:10.
The Buffalo Bills have an impressive offence for the season, raking in 410.8 yards per game which is the 2nd best in the league. In terms of scoring, they are the third-best team in the NFL, with an average of 27.8 points per game. Buffalo has accrued 136.3 yards per outing on the ground, making a total of 1636 yards for the season. Their passing yard total count is 3294 yards, which makes an average of 274.5 yards per outing and the third-highest passing yardage in the league.
The Buffalo Bills defence has conceded an average of 17.4 points per game, placing them in the 4th spot in the NFL. Overall the team has allowed 209 points for the season. Via the air, the team has surrendered 218.3 yards per outing, placing them in 17th position in the league. The teams conceding average via the ground is 101.8 yards per game, making a total of 1222 yards for the season.
New York Jets Vs. Buffalo Bills Prediction
Given the two teams’ stats, it is easy to see why the Buffalo Bills are favoured as the potential winners for the upcoming game. The home team may have beaten them in the last head-to-head encounter, but overall the Buffalo Bills have emerged as the stronger opponents and are sitting at the top of the ranking table. The Jets have a strong defence, but they will be pitched against the season’s second-best offensive line-up and may have a hard time containing the opponent’s score.