Bills Players Who Won’t Play Today Against the Jets
The Buffalo Bills will play their first actual home game in one month, when they host the New York Jets at Highmark Stadium at 1 pm.
In fact, this is only the fifth home game of the regular season and the first against an AFC East opponent. You probably can't even think of the last time the Bills didn't play their first home game against an AFC East team until the second week of December, if it's ever happened.
The Bills won't have edge rusher Von Miller, who was declared out for the season after exploratory surgery on his right knee discovered enough ACL damage to warrant repairing. The original thought was Miller only had a lateral meniscus tear and would be back by season's end.
The Bills inactives just came out.
Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips will not play today, while cornerback Xavier Rhodes will be a healthy scratch.
Linebacker Matt Milano and left tackle Dion Dawkins will play.
As for the New York Jets, they will have Mike White at quarterback. It's the third straight start for White, after he replaced second-year QB Zach Wilson.
White's only start against Buffalo was a disaster last season. He threw four interceptions and did not start another game the rest of the way.
While the Jets have had struggled in the red zone the last few games, White has thrown the ball down the field and effectively, as Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore are once again involved in the offense; which has been huge, since rookie running back Breece Hall was lost for the season.
The Bills will face a stiff challenge with the Jets defense, who had Josh Allen looking mortal back in early November. You could argue the Bills should have won their games against the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings, but their worst game by far was that game at MetLife Stadium.
We will see what adjustments head coach Sean McDermott and offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey have made today.