5. Bills super fans take the Big Apple
Start spreading the news! Once again, Bills fans will be out in full force and ready to rep their team at this week’s road game. Not only will the contest mark the next installment of the Bills-Jets rivalry, it will signify a major milestone for one member of the Bills family. Longtime Bills fan and Season Ticket Member Ken Johnson, more commonly known as “Pinto Ron,” will celebrate his 400th consecutive game attended on Sunday. The number is a significant one, especially for Johnson who has become quite popular among fellow Bills fans. Other iconic fans such as Pancho Billa will also make the trip to the Big Apple to celebrate Johnson and cheer on his beloved Bills.
*4. A Pryor engagement *
Division games are always interesting in the NFL and with several new cooks in both the Bills and Jets’ kitchens, this matchup will have a different flavor to it than fans are used to. One recent addition to Buffalo’s roster that could spice things up is wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. A former Jet, Pryor, who played in six games with New York earlier this season, knows a thing or two about the team. As Bills head coach Sean McDermott and his staff work to create a winning recipe this week, it’ll be interesting to see Pryor’s role against his former squad. Pryor isn’t the only Bills player that has history with the Jets, though. Linebacker Julian Stanford, who recorded his first career sack and forced fumble last week, also spent time in New York during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
The Bills are getting set to face AFC East division opponent the New York Jets in Week 10 of the 2018 season. In anticipation of the matchup, we take a look at the teams through the years.
*3. Shady set to turn on the jets *
Clear the runway because LeSean McCoy is ready to turn on the jets. Although it’s been a quiet season so far for the Bills All-Pro running back, Shady is eager to get things going on the ground. Since joining the Bills in 2015, McCoy has put up some solid performances against the team’s old foe, including two 100-yard plus games. A souped up McCoy would provide a spark to the Bills offense and push him farther into the history books. In fact, with 77 yards from scrimmage, he’ll have 14,000 for his already impressive career.
2. Hau$chka’s right on target
Kicker Stephen Hauschka has become a household name in Western New York during his short time with the Bills. Not only has his leadership in the locker room and consistent play on the field earned him a highly-coveted captain’s patch on his jersey, it’s earned him the respect of his Bills teammates, coaches and fans. His clutch performances have also kept his ever-popular nickname “Hausch-Money” alive. Just a few weeks ago, the 11-year pro achieved a career highlight when he got his 1,000th point and with seven games left in the season, he’s well on pace to hit another. With just one field goal, he’ll have made 234 – a number that will move Hauschka into the NFL top 50 all-time.
1. No fly zone
From young bucks like cornerback Taron Johnson to seasoned vets such as Kyle Williams and Lorenzo Alexander, and the guys in between, the Bills defense has proven that they can handle their own. Where the Bills ‘D’ has shined brightest as of late however, is with yards allowed per game. Last week, the unit held the Bears to a mere 190 yards, which was the fewest by the Bills since 2013. Buffalo will look to repeat the effort this weekend and halt the Jets in the process. If the mission is successful, and the Bills hold the Jets to under 200 yards, it’ll indicate the first time they’ve done so in consecutive games since 1999.