[1:01 PM] Jaguars @ Bills

Who will WIN this matchup?

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-8)

@ Buffalo Bills (5-5)


The line for this game Buffalo by 7.5 points.

Injuries could play a big role for the Buffalo Bills, who looks for a second straight win when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Bills may be without running back LeSean McCoy and they don’t expect to have receivers Robert Woods or Sammie Watkins as they try to climb back into the AFC playoff race.

Chad Henne received more work in practice for the Jaguars during the week and would get the start should Bortles not be available. The Jaguars lost veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis to a season-ending calf injury against the Lions and running back T.J. Yeldon is questionable with an ankle injury for Jacksonville, which has lost five straight games. The Jaguars limited Detroit to just 14 yards on the ground last week but lost their third straight road game, two of wthem by one possession.

Should McCoy not go, Mike Gillislie (326 yards, 4 TDs) would get the start and the offense could be further hindered by the absence of their top two receivers. Watkins is available to come off the injured reserve list this week after undergoing foot surgery and was cleared to practice Wednesday while Woods, who leads the Bills this season with 42 catches for 493 yards, is unlikely to play Sunday after suffering a sprained knee last week on a controversial hit by Vontaze Burfict. After going 0-4 in games decided by a touchdown or less this season, Buffalo squeezed by Cincinnati last week to snap its three-game losing streak but the victory was clearly aided by the Bengals’ early loss of wide receiver A.J. Green.

Bortles has thrown 10 pick-sixes since the 2014 season, the most in the NFL.

Chris Ivory took over as the lead back when Yeldon was injured last week and gained 39 yards on 17 carries and lost a fumble. He leads the team with 309 yards but averages just 3.6 yards a carry and has one touchdown.

Buffalo’s playoff push begins this week as four of its final six games are at home and one of its road games is against the lowly Jets.


StreakSmarts Pick: Buffalo Bills

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick