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Stats Wizard: All-time numbers in Bills-Jets series

Bills vs. Jets: 112 games all-time.

Bills record: 59-53-0 (.527).

First game: This was also the Bills' first game, played Sept. 11, 1960. The Bills scored first, a field goal off the foot of Darrell Harper — who had just two field goals that season, the only of his career. That was all the Bills would get as the Jets — then called the Titans of New York — went on the win, 27-3, at the Polo Grounds.

Longest Bills winning streak: 10 games, from Nov. 11, 1987, to Oct. 26, 1992.

Longest Bills losing streak: 7 games, from Sept. 23, 1984, to Sept. 13, 1987. (Note: The winning streak immediately followed.)

Most points for: 46, in a 46-31 victory Sept. 23, 1979.

Most points against: 48, in a 48-28 loss Sept. 9, 2012.

Biggest win: 37 points, in a 37-0 victory Dec. 23, 1989.

Biggest loss: 39 points, in a 42-3 loss Sept. 15, 1985.

All-time Bills leaders against the Jets

Passing leaders: Jim Kelly leads with 380 pass completions, 4,760 passing yards, and 33 touchdowns, while Joe Ferguson leads the way with an 85.6 quarterback rating, and Drew Bledsoe with a 61.3 completion percentage (all requiring at least 100 attempts).

Rushing leaders: O.J. Simpson leads the way with 1,602 rushing yards — just 12 more than Thurman Thomas — while Cookie Gilchrist leads with 5.61 yards-per-carry (minimum 100 attempts) and nine rushing touchdowns.

Receiving leaders: Andre Reed totaled 110 receptions. His 1,408 total receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches are also Bills leaders against the Jets. Reed is also the leader in total touchdowns with 12. Jerry Butler averaged 19.9 yards per catch (requiring at least 25 catches).

Special teams leaders: Steve Christie leads the way with 33 field goals made and 125 total points, while Rian Lindell leads with 38 extra points, and Dan Carpenter with 100 percent of field goal attempts made (minimum 10 attempts). Charley Warner is the only Bills player ever to return two kicks for touchdowns against the Jets. Bill Cahill, Hagood Clarke, and Keith Moody are tied with one punt return touchdown each.

Defensive leaders: Paul Posluszny had 39 tackles, and Bruce Smith’s 30.5 sacks are the most, more than second, third, and fourth place combined (Phil Hansen 9, Aaron Schobel and Kyle Williams 8). Four different Bills had six interceptions against the Jets — Butch Byrd, Jarius Byrd, Mario Clark, and Mike Stratton.

Bills single-game records against the Jets

Passing leaders: Joe Ferguson threw for 367 yards with five passing touchdowns Sept. 23, 1979. Exactly five years later, in 1984, he had a 31 completions.

Rushing leaders: On Dec. 8, 1963, Cookie Gilchrist rushed for 243 yards — which was at the time an AFL/NFL record. He also had five touchdowns. The AFL/NFL yardage record was broken by O.J. Simpson when he rushed for 250 yards against the Patriots on Sept. 16, 1973. Only Thurman Thomas — 214 yards Sept. 24, 1990 — and Simpson — 200 yards Dec. 16, 1973 — have also had 200 yard rushing games against the Jets.

Receiving leaders: Jerry Butler had 255 yards receiving Sept. 23, 1979 — in accordance with Ferguson’s record day — and had four touchdowns. On Sept. 15, 1991, Thrurman Thomas pulled in 13 catches.

Defense/special teams leaders: Manny Lawson had 11 tackles in a game Sept. 22, 2013. Bruce Smith, Aaron Schobel, and Bryce Paup all had games with at least three sacks. Billy Atkins had three interception Oct. 16, 1960. Steve Christie made a record six-of-seven field goals Oct. 20, 1996.

Today’s game: I like the Bills to win, but the Jets to cover getting 8 points.

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