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The Patriots lost on Thursday night, and the Dolphins aren’t playing because of Hurricane Irma. So if the Jets are to win this game, they can call themselves the sole leader of the AFC East — who would ever have thought the Jets would get to say that this season.
A win would be intensely satisfying for a group that has been relentlessly made fun of by prognosticators. A blowout loss could set the tone for a long season. Much like the Jets, the Bills are also retooling after trading several of their most talented players — including wide receiver Sammy Watkins in recent weeks.
For the second time since 2015 the Bills are beginning a new era, as Sean McDermott takes over at coach for the fired Rex Ryan. This is the second consecutive regular-season game between the Bills and Jets — the Jets beat Buffalo on New Year’s Day at MetLife Stadium.