Three keys for the Jets against the Bills

Sunday's game in Buffalo may very well be the Jets' best chance for a win the rest of the season

The Jets (3-9) play Sunday afternoon in Buffalo, where they have lost five of the last six seasons, in what will be the first-ever matchup between rookie quarterbacks Sam Darnold (the No. 3 pick) and Josh Allen (the No. 7 pick).

The Bills (4-8) have won two of their last three, including a 41-10 win over the Jets at MetLife Stadium three weeks ago, and had a shot to take the lead last week in Miami with less than a minute to play.

The Jets have lost six straight, and to have any chance of breaking the skid, here's what they'll need to do...

Jets keys vs. Bills

--Contain Allen. The Bills rookie quarterback has rushed for an almost unfathomable 234 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries the last two weeks, and the Jets aren't good at containing quarterback scrambles, as they've allowed four 20-plus-yard runs by QBs this season. They'll also be without their fastest linebacker, Darron Lee, who is suspended for the rest of the season.

--Gamble for big plays. In the Jets' three wins, they have eight touchdown plays of 30-plus-yards, but they have only one (Trumaine Johnson's 31-yard pick-six last week) in their nine losses. The Bills defense has allowed only 27 pass plays to go 20 yards or more this season (the fewest in the league), so this will be easier said than done.

--Play fast and loose. The Jets are eliminated from playoff contention, head coach Todd Bowles is going to be fired at the end of the season and the team they're playing just beat them by 31 points with a journeyman quarterback a few weeks ago. Honestly, what the heck do the Jets have to lose? Another game? Big deal, they've only won two of their last 12 road games.

Go out and have some fun, because none of this really matters anyway.

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