Jaguars-Bills Preview Capsule
JACKSONVILLE (3-7) at BUFFALO (3-7)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Jaguars by 3 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Jaguars 3-5-2, Buffalo 4-6
SERIES RECORD — Series tied 8-8
LAST MEETING — Jaguars beat Bills 10-3, AFC wild-card playoff, Jan. 7
LAST WEEK — Jaguars lost to Steelers 20-16; Bills bye, beat Jets 41-10, Nov. 11
AP PRO32 RANKING — Jaguars No. 25, Bills No. 28.
JAGUARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (22), PASS (16).
JAGUARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (15), PASS (3).
BILLS OFFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (17 tie), PASS (32).
BILLS DEFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (10), PASS (1).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Jaguars’ Doug Marrone visits Orchard Park, New York, for first time as head coach since opting out of contract with Bills shortly after 9-7 finish in 2014. Opt-out clause was activated due to ownership change after Terry and Kim Pegula purchased team following Ralph Wilson’s death. ... Rematch of last season’s AFC wild-card playoff in which Jaguars beat Bills. ... Jaguars six-game skid longest since nine-game losing streak in 2016 led to Marrone replacing Gus Bradley. ... RB Leonard Fournette has combined 148 yards rushing and two TDs, and 102 yards receiving and TD in past two games since missing six of seven with hamstring injury. ... QB Blake Bortles held under 200 yards passing in five of 10 games this season, including going 10 of 18 for 104 yards in loss to Steelers. ... Jags have committed at least one turnover in each game this season, and lost NFL-high 11 fumbles. They managed minus-8 yards offense on final five drives against Steelers. ... CB Jalen Ramsey had career-best two interceptions against Steelers. ... Bills rookie QB Josh Allen (2-3) set to return as starter after missing four games with sprained right throwing elbow. ... Bills’ 16 interceptions thrown and 22 giveaways tied for second most in NFL. ... Backup Matt Barkley oversaw offense that produced season highs in points (41), touchdowns (5), yards (451), yards rushing (212) and first downs (23) against Jets. ... RB LeSean McCoy had season-best 113 yards rushing and scored twice against Jets, after combining for 267 yards and no scores in first eight games. ... Rookie WR Robert Foster’s 105 yards receiving against Jets were most by Bills player since Deonte Thompson had 107 against Tampa Bay on Oct. 22, 2017. ... Bills’ 31 points in first half against Jets were most in opening half since scoring 31 in 38-17 win over Miami on Dec. 9, 2007. ... Defense has held past two opponents under 200 yards. ... Fantasy tip: Stick to starting either defense in game likely to feature more turnovers than touchdowns.