Bills Daily
  Serving Buffalo Bills Fans Since 1998's Gameday Homepage is the place to go all season long for game previews, gameballs, goats, reviews, our exclusive grades, player of the week winners, stats, tidbits and any other information relating to each week's game!

Latest News
Front Office
Depth Chart
Injury Page
Draft 2014
2013 Results
Featured Articles
News Archives
Archives Library
Message Board
Chat Room

2013 Gameday Homepage
2013 Top Players
2013 Gameballs
2013 Goats
2012 Gameday Homepage
2012 Top Players
2012 Gameballs
2012 Goats
2011 Gameday Homepage
2011 Top Players
2011 Gameballs
2011 Goats
2010 Gameday Homepage
2010 Top Players
2010 Gameballs
2010 Goats
2009 Gameday Homepage
2009 Top Players
2009 Gameballs
2009 Goats
2008 Gameday Homepage
2008 Top Players
2008 Gameballs
2008 Goats
2007 Gameday Homepage
2007 Top Players
2007 Gameballs
2007 Goats
2006 Gameday Homepage
2006 Results
2006 Top Players
2006 Gameballs
2006 Goats
2005 Gameday Homepage
2005 Results
2005 Top Players
2005 Gameballs
2005 Goats
2004 Gameday Homepage
2004 Results
2004 Top Players
2004 Gameballs
2004 Goats
2003 Gameday Homepage
2003 Results
2003 Top Players
2003 Gameballs
2003 Goats
2002 Gameday Homepage
2002 Results
2002 Top Players
2002 Gameballs
2002 Goats
2001 Gameday Homepage
2001 Results
2000 Gameday Homepage
2000 Results
1999 Results
1998 Results

Site Map
Link to Bills Daily
Contact Bills Daily
About Bills Daily

Bills Daily Gameday Section

Week 12: Bills vs. Jets
Monday, Nov. 24th
7:00pm ET
The game is taking a back seat this week to the monster snowstorm in Western New York. Preparation has been more about when and where the game will be played and not the game itself. The Bills have not been able to practice this week putting them at a competitive disadvantage on top of the effect the storm has had on the lives of the players and coaches. The team is hoping to travel to Detroit and practice some there over the weekend.


Matchup: Buffalo (5-5) vs. N.Y. Jets (2-8)
Place: Ford Field in Detroit
TV/Radio: Network: CBS; DirecTV: 706; Sirius: 108
Announcers: Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
Spread: Bills by 2½
Series: Bills Lead 56-51 (Bills 1-0 in playoffs)
Streak: Bills Won 2
Last Meeting: Bills 43-23 in New Jersey (2014)
Jets Offense: Rush (5th); Pass (32nd); overall (26th)
Jets Defense: Rush (4th); Pass (15th); overall (7th)
Bills Offense: Rush (25th); Pass (20th); overall (25th)
Bills Defense: Rush (9th); Pass (7th); overall (6th)


The Bills will get Fred Jackson back after missing the two of the past three games with a groin injury including the first meeting with the Jets. Sammy Watkins continues to play through a groin injury while Ron Brooks looks to come back from his groin injury after missing two games. Leodis McKelvin has been placed on injured reserve after fracturing his ankle against the Dolphins. Jairus Wynn remains out with a knee injury.

The Jets are pretty healthy heading into this matchup as they had their bye last week allowing them to rest up. S Jaiquawn Jarrett and CB Darrin Walls have been limited some in practice this week with calf injuries.

Check out our Bills Daily Injury Page throughout the week for the latest updates on the injured players.


RB Fred Jackson vs. LB Demario Davis:
Jackson will be back and the team desperately needs a good game from the heart and soul of the football team. He will be highly motivated and it will be Davis's job to stop him as he leads the Jets in tackles.

WR Sammy Watkins vs. CB Darrin Walls:
The secondary is a weak spot in the Jets defense so Watkins needs to round back into form this week against the 4th year product Walls. Watkins had a big game in the first meeting and needs to duplicate that effort.

DE Mario Williams vs. RT Breno Giacomini:
Super Mario is coming off his second biggest game as a Bill and goes up against a solid seven year veteran in Giacomini.

CB Stephon Gilmore vs. WR Eric Decker:
Gilmore will likely follow Decker all over the field since he leads the Jets in catches, yards, and receiving touchdowns.


1. Focus On The Game: Normally this is a foregone conclusion but with the unusual circumstances surrounding the lead up to this game it will be hard to focus on football for the players and the coaches. They are creatures of habit and the normal weekly routine has been uprooted which will make it difficult to be ready to play.

2. Win Turnover Battle: The Bills have dominated the turnover battle on the road but are a -2 at home this year. This is technically a home game so that needs to change this week to get the win.

3. Dig Deep Late: The team may be able to overcome the rough week early in the game but it will be much tougher to finish the game as they will likely not be in normal game condition which could cost them in the fourth quarter of a close game.


This game is almost impossible to predict given the dire situation in Western New York. The Bills will likely rally around each other as the entire region fights the storm but without practice and regular meetings it may be asking too much to get a victory. The game getting delayed by a day will help but it will still be an uphill climb. The extra day gives the Jets another day to prepare and Michael Vick is always more dangerous indoors than he would be at the cold, windy Ralph.
Jets 16, Bills 13

Season Prediction Record: (2-8)
Season Record Against The Spread: (2-8)

Bills Blitz - Coming Tuesday Morning!
Gameday Grades - Coming Tuesday Morning!
Gameday Homepage

2014 Buffalo Bills
Record: (5-5) Division: (2-2)
vs AFC: (2-5) vs NFC: (3-0)
Home: (2-3) Road: (3-2)
Place: 3rd

Team Rankings: Through Week 11
Total Offense: 25th
Passing: 20th
Rushing: 25th
Total Defense: 6th
Passing: 7th
Rushing: 9th

Player Of The Week
Mario Williams - He had 3½ sacks in the loss.

The Bills are now...
6-20 in November since 2008.
2-13 in primetime since 2001.
93-141 since 2000.
25-49 in the 2nd half of the year since 2005.
50-59 in home games since 2001.
8-21 in road games since 2011.
12-34 in road divison games since 2000.
5-12 in their last 17 road games.
3-11 in their last 14 road divison games.
20-14 in OT.
8-19-1 when allowing a safety.
30-77 against team's with a winning record since 2000.
28-56 against the AFC East since 2001.
11-29 against the AFC East since 2008.
10-13 when they have a punt return TD.
26-10 when winning the turnover battle since 2009.
5-5 in their history in games where there are no turnovers.
5-0 when each team has a 140+ yard rusher.
43-30 when the QB throws for over 300 yards.
12-3 when Fred Jackson runs for 100 yards.

Did you know...
Kyle Orton has thrown 124 passes without an interception. Longest streak by a Bill since 2011.
Sammy Watkins needs 195 receiving yards and 8 receptions to break the club's rookie record in those categories.
Mario Williams has at least one sack in 7 straight games.
Mario Williams is the first Bill since Bruce Smith to have three straight double digit sack seasons.
The Bills Defense has a league leading 39 sacks, the most they have ever had through 10 games since it became a stat in 1982.
The Bills Defense has at least one sack in 23 straight games.
Marcell Dareus leads all defensive tackles with 10 sacks.
C.J. Spiller is now in 8th place on the team's all time rushing list.
Robert Woods has at least one catch in 24 consecutive games.
Fred Jackson became only the third player in team history to go over 5,000 career rushing yards.
Fred Jackson is in 2nd place on the all-time team list for receptions from a RB.
Fred Jackson is tied for 4th on the all-time team list with 29 rushing TDs.
Fred Jackson moved into a 7th place tie on the all-time team list with 36 total TDs.

 2014 Schedule
Sept. 7@ Chicago W 23-20 OT
Sept. 14Miami W 29-10
Sept. 21San Diego L 22-10
Sept. 28@ Houston L 23-17
Oct. 5@ Detroit W 17-14
Oct. 12New England L 37-22
Oct. 19Minnesota W 17-16
Oct. 26@ NY Jets W 43-23
Nov. 2Bye
Nov. 9Kansas City L 17-13
Nov. 13@ Miami L 22-9
Nov. 23NY Jets Preview
Nov. 30Cleveland 1:00
Dec. 7@ Denver 4:05
Dec. 14Green Bay 1:00
Dec. 21@ Oakland 4:25
Dec. 28@ New England 1:00


This site created and maintained by Steve Saslow.
Bills Daily is not affiliated with the Buffalo Bills or the National Football League.
All written material found on this site is Copyright ©2014 Bills Daily.