Rex Ryan is heading back to New York and football fans can watch the Thursday night return nationally on NFL Network. The game will also be available locally in the New York area on CBS 2 and in Buffalo on WIVB 4 with game-time coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
This, of course, is the second Thursday game to be broadcast on the NFL Network, which has the exclusive national broadcast rights for the rest of the regular season.
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Here’s everything you need to know for the game:
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2015
Time: 8:25 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Live Stream: NFL.com; NFL Game Pass.
Game Preview: Rex Ryan is pulling no punches in his return to New York. The first-year Buffalo Bills head coach, who left the New York Jets this offseason after a disappointing finish to his tenure with Gang Green, announced on Monday that defensive ed IK Enemkpali would serve as a co-captain on Thursday night.
That name sound familiar? It’s because that’s the same player who infamously punched Geno Smith during the preseason, breaking his jaw and handing the Jets starting job to Ryan Fitzpatrick.
So, that’ll go over well.
“I’ll get ripped or whatever, but I do this all the time,” said Ryan. “Anybody that’s played [against that team], you’re gonna see [as a captain]. Will [former Jets tight end Matthew] Mulligan be out there? Yep, he’ll be out there.
Of course, there’s more to any game than simply the coin flip and this is one important game; for both teams.
The Bills are fresh off a victor over the Miami Dolphins, while the Jets defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. The key to this one though, will lie in whatever team can get an offensive edge.
Fitzpatrick is still dealing with the torn ligament in his left thumb, even rumored to be undergoing surgery on Friday, while Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are also banged up. Still, Fitzpatrick has found a way to make it work. He’s been picked off just seven times and sacked just six. In other words, if he’s got some time, Fitzpatrick can make things work.
Meanwhile, Tyrod Taylor is expected to start again, buoyed by his consistency. He ranks fifth in touchdown percentage (6.7%), fourth in passer rating (108.9), third in average gain per completion (8.58) and first in completion percentage (71.8%).