- Buffalo is a 2.5-point road favorite over the Jets in Week 1 of the NFL season
- Aaron Rodgers makes his Big Apple debut in a division game against Josh Allen and the Bills
- Monday Night Football on ESPN kicks off from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ at 8:15 pm ET
After a starring role in Hard Knocks and a brief appearance in the preseason, Aaron Rodgers will make his official home debut as the Jets’ starting quarterback on Monday Night Football against Buffalo. Coming off a 13-3 regular season and playoff beatdown at the hands of Cincinnati, Josh Allen and the Bills are again among a handful of top Super Bowl contenders, but many feel their championship window is already closed.
Jets vs Bills
|Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Buffalo Bills||-2.5 (-110)||-147||Ov 46.5 (-112)|
|New York Jets||+2.5 (-110)||+127||Un 46.5 (-108)|
Buffalo’s window closing?
Buffalo is a 2.5-point road favorite on Monday night. The Bills’ biggest offseason addition was rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid. They’re also hoping for a post-hype breakout year from Gabe Davis and prolonged happiness from Stefon Diggs, who created some drama in Orchard Park this summer.
Ken Dorsey enters year 2 as offensive coordinator while head coach Sean McDermott takes over defensive play-calling from Leslie Frazier. While McDermott has one of the NFL’s deepest safety corps, Hall of Fame edge rusher Von Miller is still on the PUP list following knee surgery. And linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is out of town after signing with Chicago.
Josh Allen doing Josh Allen things 😳
— PFF (@PFF) August 26, 2023
Gang Green ready to win?
New York finished 7-10 last season with Zach Wilson and Mike White at quarterback. Even more impressively, Garrett Wilson won Offensive Rookie of the Year after catching 83 balls for 1,103 yards and four TDs.
With the addition of four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, it’s easy to see the offense getting a whole lot better. The Jets also brought in Dalvin Cook to help out in the backfield while electric sophomore Breece Hall builds himself back up following a knee injury.
Whose defense is better?
Buffalo’s defense ranked top-five in both yards-allowed and points-allowed in three of the past four seasons. But while they were better statistically than the Jets, who ranked No. 4 in scoring and No. 4 in yards allowed last year, Gang Green looks like the more fearsome unit in 2023.
All-Pro defensive tackle Quinnen Williams leads the NFL’s deepest defensive line and Defensive Rookie of the Year Sauce Gardner patrols the secondary. Facing a Bills team that was the No. 2 scoring offense last year, Robert Saleh’s defense will get to show the world just how good they are in primetime on Monday Night Football.
Aaron Rodgers’ first TD pass as a Jet is a BEAUTY 👌🏻pic.twitter.com/bJeaOtrUXk
— PFF (@PFF) August 26, 2023
Why are most football analysts down on the Jets? They play in a loaded AFC East and have a miserable opening-season schedule that sees them face Buffalo, Dallas, Kansas City and Philadelphia in the first six weeks. Oh, and a lot of people want to see anti-vaxxer Aaron Rodgers fail after all his bitching and moaning in Green Bay.
Still, Rodgers is one of the best QBs ever to play the position and his team is loaded on both sides of the ball. We like the Jets to win outright on Monday night, with the UNDER 46.5.
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