Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in Thursday night’s New York Jets-Buffalo Bills Week 2 game.
(PK) New York Jets (0-1) at Buffalo Bills (0-1), 8:25 p.m. ET
Mike: Jets. The trends point toward Buffalo, but the Bills’ anemic Week 1 offensive showing, paired with the Jets’ front-seven dominance, is too much to ignore.
Ricky: Jets. Sammy Watkins’ status is up in the air, which is good news for Darrelle Revis, who looked washed up against A.J. Green in the Jets’ Week 1 loss. New York’s defense should reign supreme in this one, with the front seven shutting down LeSean McCoy and Buffalo’s rushing attack.
Andre: Jets. Last year, Tyrod Taylor averaged more than 8 yards per pass attempt, and nearly 20 percent of his passes were 20 or more yards downfield. That changed in Week 1 as Taylor had only one completion longer than 20 yards and averaged just 5.04 yards per pass attempt. The Jets are the better-coached team, and their defensive-minded system should force Taylor to rely on dinking and dunking again.
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