With Allen struggling and Rodgers out, Bills and Jets meet once again
The New York Jets are gearing up for a rematch with the Buffalo Bills, but the excitement surrounding this AFC East matchup is lacking compared to when the teams first met at the beginning of the season. The potential quarterback rivalry between Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen was cut short when Rodgers went down with a torn left Achilles tendon in the Jets’ season opener against the Bills. Both teams are currently struggling with offensive woes, as the Bills have fired their offensive coordinator and the Jets are trying to stop their touchdown drought.
The Bills have lost four of their last six games, with Allen throwing seven interceptions and losing two fumbles during that stretch. Buffalo’s offense has been stagnant and turnover-prone, resulting in a chorus of boos from fans. The Jets, on the other hand, have scored just eight touchdowns and have gone 36 possessions without a TD. Both teams have held players-only meetings in an effort to regroup and focus on improving their performance on the field.
The Bills’ defense has also faltered, dropping from sixth in the NFL in yards allowed to 17th, while the Jets’ defense has struggled to stop the run, ranking 31st in the league. These defensive shortcomings add another layer of complexity to this upcoming matchup.
As both teams prepare for their rematch, the pressure is on to turn their seasons around and secure a much-needed win. With historic factors such as the potential return of Aaron Rodgers and the ongoing offensive struggles of both teams, this AFC East showdown is shaping up to be an important and closely-watched game.