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Scouting the Opponent: Buffalo Bills

Former Jets RBs Coach Anthony Lynn Takes Over for Rex Ryan in Buffalo


Last Meeting
The Jets prevailed in a Week 2 shootout over the Bills on Thursday Night Football. The 37-31 game was the first ever NFL contest streamed on Twitter. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will make the start in Week 17, threw for 374 yards for the Green & White as they amassed 496 yards in primetime action.

New Look
The Bills announced Tuesday that they fired both head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Anthony Lynn will be the team's interim head coach after serving as offensive coordinator for the majority of the season. Additionally, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Bills will sit QB Tyrod Taylor and backup E.J. Manuel will start in his place.

Hot and Cold
After starting the year 0-2, the Bills went on four-game win streak and sat in second place in the AFC East entering Week 7. Since, the team has lost six of their final nine and holds a record of 7-8.

Busy B's
Inside linebackers Zach Brown and Preston Brown continue to be active as both rank in the top 10 in tackles throughout the league. In his first year with the Bills, Zach Brown is the NFL's third-leading tackler (138) while Preston Brown ranks No. 10 (125).

Fountain of Youth
OLB Lorenzo Alexander, a 33-year-old on his fifth NFL team, is T4 in the NFL with 11.5 sacks. Known for his special teams play most of this career, Alexander had registered 9.0 sacks over his first nine seasons.

No Fly Zone
CB Stephon Gilmore is leading a unit that ranks No. 7 in the NFL in pass defense and he is T2 in the league with five interceptions. Buffalo is holding its opponents to an average of 225 passing yards per game and is allowing QBs to complete 59.5% of their passes.

Led by RB LeSean McCoy, the Bills rank No. 1 in rushing throughout the NFL and are averaging 170.8 yards per game. McCoy is the league's fourth-leading rusher with 1,257 yards on the ground and is averaging 5.5 yards per clip. The Pitt product has found pay dirt 14 times this season. Taylor was the team's number two rushing threat, carrying the rock 95 times for 580 yards and six TDs.

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