It's arguably the most-meaningful game on the National Football League's Week 11 slate and CBS is treating it as such.
When the New York Jets visit the Buffalo Bills for a 4:25 pm ET kickoff on November 19, the network's top announcing team will have the call live from Orchard Park. Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline) have been assigned to the featured matchup. Viewers can watch live on CBS and Paramount+.
It's another chance in the national spotlight for Gang Green, which played on Sunday Night Football in Week 10 following a Monday Nigh Football appearance one week earlier. It'll be the third time this season that the Jets are playing in a featured CBS window. They are 0-2 thus far when Nantz and Romo are in the TV booth.
Both teams enter off back-to-back losses, needing a win to avoid a three-game slide. The Jets won the season's first meeting between the two AFC East rivals, 22-16, on an overtime punt return touchdown in Week 1.
The Jets have frustrated Bills' quarterback Josh Allen in the three most-recent battles, limiting Buffalo's high-powered offense to 17.7 points per outing over that span.
"He is an amazing player, and he has got a little bit of superman in him where he can just take a game over by himself," said Jets' defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich. "It is going to be a battle, it’s going to be awesome."
Allen committed four turnovers when the two teams clashed on September 11. Despite turnover problems, including a league-high 11 interceptions, the Bills' field general leads the NFL in total touchdowns (26).
Meanwhile, Jets' signal caller Zach Wilson has managed only one TD pass over his last five appearances and the team has no touchdowns in the last 11 quarters.
"I wish it was just one thing, then you feel like that is easily correctable," said Jets' offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on Thursday. "I think for us as a group it is about staying together and pushing through this together."
The Bills (5-5) are currently a 7.5-point home betting favorite over the Jets (4-5). Each team is facing a significant swing in playoff probability depending upon Sunday's result.
Jets at Bills (Week 11)
Sunday, Nov. 19 • 4:25 pm ET
Location: Orchard Park, NY (Highmark Stadium)
Watch: CBS / fuboTV (start your free trial)
Point Spread: Bills -7.5
Money Line: Bills -345; Jets +275
Total (Over/Under): 39.5
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