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OPENING LINE – Jets by 4 1/2

2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Buffalo 7-8-1; New York 7-9

SERIES RECORD – Bills lead 54-49

AP PRO32 RANKING – Bills No. 20; Jets No. 19

LAST MEETING – Jets beat Bills 28-24, Nov. 27, 2011





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Jets have won last five meetings between teams, and seven of last eight – lone loss coming in overtime, 16-13 in 2009. …Victory would give Bills consecutive opening weekend wins for first time since 1992-93. … Both teams went 0-4 in preseason. … Game marks Bills debut for DE Mario Williams, who signed six-year, $100 million deal as free agent after six seasons in Houston. Set Texans record with 53 sacks. … DE Mark Anderson also makes regular-season debut for Buffalo after signing as free agent. Had 10 sacks last season with New England. … RB Fred Jackson needs 56 yards rushing to move past Travis Henry (3,849) for fourth on Bill’s career list. In eight career games vs. Jets, Jackson has failed to have a 100-yard game. Career high is 82 yards rushing in teams’ first meeting last season. … WR Brad Smith was fourth-round draft pick of Jets in 2006 and serves as Buffalo’s wildcat QB for second straight season. … WR David Nelson was college teammate of Jets backup QB Tim Tebow at Florida, winning two national titles together. … WR Stevie Johnson was first Bills player to record consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards receiving. … P Brian Moorman set Bills franchise mark with 48.22 gross punting average last season. … Jets retiring Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin’s No. 28 jersey at halftime. … Jets have opened season against Bills 10 times, and won seven. … Mark Sanchez fifth QB, joining Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, Dan Marino and Matt Ryan, to win 30 or more games in first three NFL seasons, including playoffs. Sanchez making fourth straight Week 1 start. … Much of intrigue entering regular season revolves around how Jets will use Tebow, who’s expected to work in wildcat package and as punt protector on special teams. … Game marks Jets debut for new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, who replaced Brian Schottenheimer. Sparano didn’t show much on offense in preseason as Jets matched 1977 Falcons by not scoring TD in first three preseason games. … S tarting safeties LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell also making regular-season debuts for New York. … LB Aaron Maybin was former first-round pick of Buffalo in 2009. Released by Bills and signed by Jets last season, and led New York with six sacks. … DL Quinton Coples, team’s first-round pick out of North Carolina, led Jets with 4 1/2 sacks in preseason. … K Nick Folk beat out Josh Brown to keep job for third straight season.

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