Buffalo Bills kicked off their 2020 season with their divisional rival New York Jets on Sunday. Both teams seem to be moving in opposite directions as the bills work to get back to the playoffs, while the jets try to stay relevant through their list transformation.
Regardless of how things look on paper… we play the game for a reason and both sides are looking to start their season on a high note. If both are to win on Sunday, the games in the game will always have a huge impact.
With that, here are five match-ups to watch in Week 1’s Bills vs. Jets competition:
Bills Defensive Line vs. Jets Danger Line
Both teams have made big moves in the offseason to increase these units this offseason. The bills were brought Mario Addison, Quinton Jefferson, And Vernon Butler Through a free agency. Buffalo then drafted Iowa AJ Epenesa In the second round of a recent draft. Standouts Ed Oliver And Jerry Hughes Go back to the devastation in opposing the quarterbacks this season. Buffalo also has depth along the line Trent Murphy, Daryl Johnson, And Harrison Phillips Bills has many players, including Jefferson and Epenesa, all of whom can play. The only fall from the line is the defensive tackle Star Lotuleli Stopped playing in the 2020 season. Otherwise, this unit is looking to make an impact from the bat itself.
Buffalo’s D-Line jets face a dangerous line, which is different from last year’s group. The New York line worked hard to defend the quarterback Sam Dornold Last year, and a comprehensive requirement. Jets Framework Mehki Becton To keep Dornold dusty this year. The team also brought in guards Greg van Rotten, Center Connor McGovern, And Fix George Font Through the free agency as part of the restored group. Guard Alex Lewis Holdover for group only.
While enduring watching whole units, it will be very interesting to see how Becton deals with Hughes. Hughes has consistently been one of the league leaders under quarterback pressure, and it would not be shocking if he puts on a performance against Rookie on Sunday.