Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets: Week 18 pregame thoughts

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If the game gets out of hand early, Buffalo should quickly turn to its backups

The Bills have dismantled teams with losing records. They’ve often got out to big leads and suffocated their prey with its stifling defense; similar to the last time these teams met. If the same occurs on Sunday, the Bills need to get their starters off the field as soon as the game is decided to avoid any hindering injury to key players.

Buffalo is one of the best scoring offenses in the league, putting up almost 29 points per game. At this point of the year, its offense can hurt opponents in a myriad of ways. Look no further than last week, when Allen had his worse passing performance as a pro, but still found pay dirt twice while willing his team to a victory. If the Bills can continue their dominant offensive ways, this game should be decided by halftime.

On defense, the Bills are already down All-Pro cornerback, Tre’Davious White. It cannot afford additional injuries to its secondary. After a five turnover outing in Week 10, Buffalo’s defense will certainly look to repeat those efforts on Sunday, but they need to find a balance to ensure their starters are healthy when the playoffs kick off next week.

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The Bills have already clinched a postseason berth but the division is still up for grabs. On Sunday, the Bills can accomplish a feat that younger Bills fans haven’t seen in their lifetime; back-to-back division titles.