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New York Jets and Buffalo Bills face off in the 2017 National Football League season week 1 on Sunday.

That's quite the task for an offense that finished Sunday averaging 4.4 yards per passing attempt and 2.5 per carry.

The Bills totaled 408 yards and never trailed, but didn't put away the rebuilding Jets until late in their 21-12 win at New Era Field.

Well, it looks like Christian Hackenberg will be the Jets' backup quarterback Week 1. Seemingly one of the easier decisions Jets coach Todd Bowles would face in Sunday's opener against the Bills. "Reps, reps, reps. How good are we going to be because we know where we're supposed to be, when we're supposed to be there".

Buffalo regained momentum after a 47-yard catch from Jordan Matthews midway through the third quarter, which set up Taylor's 1-yard touchdown pass to Andre Holmes. Joe Banyard and Jonathan Williams were the stars of that Lions game, combining for 24 carries, 121 yards and two touchdowns.

Less than four minutes into the second quarter, the Jets were behind as Buffalo pieced together a 12-play, 77-yard drive that was capped off by a Charles Clay one-yard touchdown reception.

McCoy, meanwhile, is "a very dynamic back", Jets edge rusher Kony Ealy said.

With the slate of Week One games approaching, it's time for me to get out my crystal ball and make my predictions. "I think it starts with Tyrod (Taylor, the starting quarterback)". Both the Bills and the Jets are in rebuild mode and looking at the 2017 season to get their young players experience. McCoy himself gained more total yards (96) in the first half than the Jets. The Jets beat the Bills twice last season. In the defense, NY yielded an averaged of 15 points and 271.5 total yards.

"Missed assignments", Bowles repeated over and over again. The Jets attempted a two-point conversion, but McCown was picked off in the end zone. Defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was traded to the Seattle Seahawks from the Jets. "We don't have one yet", said Bowles. "We're in the business of winning now. And that's where we have to continue to grow as a team". Taylor completed 16 of 27 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, which he threw in the end zone on the opening drive of the game. It's a miracle. Matt Forte had two dropped passes. I'll look him in the eye, say, 'How do you feel?

"We like to have a rotational system and a lot of it will depend on the depth that we have and what happens when our starting four are off the field", said Frazier this past May. "We're going to get ready and not make the same mistakes next week".



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