The Buffalo Bills will have their first road game in the AFC East division this season as they’ll head to MetLife Stadium to face the New York Jets.
The Bills and Jets will have to wait until at least Week 14 before we get to see the storyline of Josh Allen vs. Sam Darnold play out for the first time as the Jets’ rookie will miss the game due to a foot injury.
However, there’s still no shortage of things to watch in this one.
With that, here are five storylines to watch on Sunday when the Bills face the Jets:
It’s been a tough few weeks for Bills running back LeSean McCoy. The 30-year-old has clearly been frustrated. Two weeks ago on Monday Night Football, McCoy had 13 yards on 12 carries. His first carry of the game went for 12 yards. Last week, he had 10 carries for 10 total yards and only played in 41 percent of offensive snaps, his season low for a game that he played the entirety of.
So what’s bugging McCoy? Well, we don’t know. He won’t tell us. It’s easy to guess it has something to do with the team’s 2-7 record and the horrible output on offense. Perhaps if McCoy can get things going against the Jets, he’ll let fans know what’s up.
The Buffalo Bills made a pretty big move this past week. After cornerback Phillip Gaines had two deep pass interference penalties, totaling 90 yards, the team released him. Gaines was among the worst coverage cornerback in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus.
The Bills then promoted rookie undrafted cornerback from Alabama, Levi Wallace, to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. But it’ll worth a watch to see who’s starting across from Tre’Davious White now. Ryan Lewis would be the leading candidate as he started in place of Gaines earlier this year. Lewis had eight tackles and forced two fumbles in the loss at Green Bay earlier this year. Or perhaps Buffalo goes with a rotation.