A quarter-century ago, the Jaguars pulled off an all-time upset win over the Bills in the AFC wild card round. For the modern day Jaguars to win this Sunday, It would take an upset of even greater proportions. While the Jaguars are 1-6 under first-year head coach Urban Meyer, the Bills are 5-2 and looking to further their 1.5-game lead over the Patriots in the AFC East division standings.
Buffalo is coming off of its second convincing win of the season over Miami. The Bills’ 26-11 win last week was a complete team victory; Buffalo’s offense churned out 351 total yards, while its defense allowed just 268 yards while forcing two turnovers. Conversely, the Jaguars are coming off what was arguably their worst loss of the season, a 31-7 defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks.
We’ll preview the game along with giving our prediction for Sunday’s outcome. Here’s how you can follow the action in real time.
How to watch
Date: Sunday, Nov. 7 | Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: TIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, Florida)
TV: CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (click here)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Bills -14.5, O/U 48.5
When the Bills have the ball
Buffalo’s rushing attack may be tested against a Jaguars defense that is third in the league in fewest yards per carry allowed. While the Bills won’t abandon the run, expect them to test the Jaguars’ 28th-ranked pass defense early and often. Buffalo’s offense has a sizable advantage on third down, as it is second in the NFL in third-down efficiency. Conversely, the Jaguars have the 31st-ranked third-down defense. This could lead to a long day for Jacksonville’s defense, especially if Allen gets in an early rhythm.
The Jaguars’ defense will have to pick its poison as it relates to who to try to stop. Stefon Diggs leads the Bills with 503 receiving yards, but right behind him are fellow wideouts Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley, who both have 413…