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Bills and Jets square off in opener for second straight year

Jets’ Sam Darnold out with mono, could miss weeks
Posted at 6:10 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 18:10:25-04

NEW YORK — The Bills and Jets square off at Orchard Park, New York, on Sunday to open the season for a second straight year in a game pitting Buffalo's Josh Allen against New York's Sam Darnold, two of five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2017 draft.

The Bills rallied from a 16-0 deficit to defeat the Jets 17-16 in last year's opener played at the Meadowlands.

Buffalo is coming off its second playoff appearance in three years under coach Sean McDermott.

The Jets are in the midst of a nine-year playoff drought, the second longest in team history.