Bill head coach Rex Ryan has a head for defense. Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has had trouble with Ryan’s schemes in the past. The Bills held the Ravens to just 13 points in Week 1, and scored just 7 in a loss that had offensive-minded fans napping. The Jets were headed to Buffalo on a Thursday night — a night on the NFL schedule that has traditionally seen some sloppy play offensively as teams struggle to prepare with the quick turnaround time. That’s why the over/under on the Jets-Bills game was just 40 points, the lowest of any Week 2 NFL game.
And the Jets-Bills proceeded to obliterate the prognostication — and a few bookmaking operations along the way. Together they scored 68 points, 28 more than what was predicted. The Jets put up 493 yards of offense and 28 first downs at Buffalo against Rex Ryan’s defense, scoring on each of their first four possessions. Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw for 298 yards and three TDs. It’ll be very interesting to see how this dual outburst affects the odds next week — are the outsize offensive performances a fluke, enabled by horrible defenses? Or are these offenses capable of doing it again? One thing looks certain: neither the Bills nor the Jets will be part of the lowest over/under line in NFL Week 3.