Did you know these facts and connections for our second home game of the season against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at MetLife Stadium?
■ The very first game in our franchise's history was held Sept. 11, 1960, when the New York Titans defeated the Buffalo Bills 27-3 before a crowd of 10,200 at New York's Polo Grounds.
■ QB Joe Namath, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the New York Jets Ring of Honor, made the first start of his pro career vs. Buffalo in 1965.
■ Our overall defense is 2nd in the NFL this week, the first time we've been ranked that high since we finished the 2009 season as the No. 1 defense in the league.
■ First-year Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone was the Jets' offensive line coach from 2002-05.
■ The Jets' last 200-yard rusher was Thomas Jones, who rumbled for a franchise-record 210 yards on 22 carries against Buffalo in 2009.
■ The last 200-yard rusher allowed by the Jets was the Bills' Thurman Thomas, who ran for 214 yards on 18 carries in 1990.
■ We've won four of the last five meetings against the Bills in the Meadowlands, giving us a 27-25 home edge in this original AFL rivalry.
■ Mike Devlin, our offensive line coach and a Jets assistant coach since 2006, was Buffalo's 5th-round pick out of Iowa in 1993.
■ WR Wesley Walker and QB Ken O'Brien connected on the longest scrimmage play in our history, a 96-yard touchdown pass that helped the Jets defeat the Bills on Dec. 8, 1985.
■ Before today's QB matchup between
■ Chad Morton became the only player in NFL history to return kickoffs for TDs in both regulation and overtime as the Jets defeated the Bills 37-31 on opening day in 2002.
■ Jets head coach Rex Ryan is 6-2 for his career against Buffalo, the most wins for Rex against any NFL opponent.
■ In last year's season opener vs. BUF,
■ New Bills K Dan Carpenter, who spent a week on our roster this preseason, is 18-for-20 for his career in FG attempts vs. the Jets, with both misses coming last year @ MIA.
■ First-year Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was Rex Ryan's D-coordinator with the Jets from 2009-12.
■ Six first-round selections from the 2006 NFL Draft are active for today's game: C
■ Jets CB/special teams standout
■ Ex-Jets defensive players Jim Leonhard, Jamaal Westerman and Marcus Dowtin all played for the Bills in their first two games this season.