Online NFL betting fans who tuned in for Week 2’s Thursday Night Football got treated to one of the best contests of the 2016 season. Honestly, there couldn’t have been a better way to start Week 2 than the heated battle between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. The Bills did their best to stay in the game – and at times it seemed they would come away with it, but behind Ryan Fitzpatrick the Jets’ offense proved to be unstoppable and came away with the game 37-31.
The Jets lost their 2016 debut to the Cincinnati Bengals 23-22 and a large part of that can be attributed to the interception Fitzpatrick threw late in the 4th quarter. With under a minute to play the Jets were in a prime position to march down the field and score a game winning field goal. However, failure on the first two downs of the game forced Fitzpatrick to throw a ball he wasn’t comfortable with and it ended up getting picked off, ultimately sealing the Jets fate. Fitzpatrick finished the day with a 77.0 passer rating and although the online NFL betting odds predicted a Jets loss, many fans were beginning to doubt Fitzpatrick’s ability under center; his performance against the Bills was enough to ease those concerns.
The Jets’ offense – led by Fitzpatrick – had their way with the Bills defense. New York finished the day with 493 yards, 374 of which came through the air. Fitzpatrick’s passing rating may have been pitiful in Week 1, but against Buffalo the 33-year old veteran finished with an impressive 116.5. Overall Fitzpatrick completed 24/34 passes for 374 yards, 1 touchdown, and zero interceptions. Opposite of him was Tyrod Taylor who also had an impressive outing going 18/30 for 297 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. However, Fitzpatrick proved to be the better man and was able to lead the Jets to a defiant victory. It was clear to any Jets fans who tuned into the game that New York had absolutely no difficulty moving the ball across the Bills defense. Mind you, a defense that was led by the Jets’ former head coach, Rex Ryan. The Ryan era in New York led to too many online NFL betting disappointments and now Jets fans can rejoice that they finally pulled one over their former coach.
Facing a divisional rival is no easy task, but now New York faces an even tougher opponent than the Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs performance in Week 1 was striking and they’ll certainly be able to test this 1-1 New York team. Let’s check the odds across the best football betting sites to see how these two measure up.
Week 3 – Sunday the 25th of September
Chiefs -3 (-110) 41 ½ (-110)
Jets +3 (-110) 41 ½ (-110)
The money line should be coming out within the next couple days but as things stand now the spread is favoring the Chiefs in this matchup. The Chiefs seemed much more consisted in their outings so far this season, and that should be more than enough to carry them over the Jets.