Jaguars Bills Betting – Winless Bills Look To Get On Board Against Jaguars At Home
After being blown away by the New England Patriots in their preseason opener, the Jacksonville Jaguars rebounded nicely with a win over the Atlanta Falcons to pull to even on their exhibition schedule, and will look to guarantee a .500 finish with a win over the Buffalo Bills on the road in week three. The Bills have suffered a couple of close road losses through two weeks of preseason action, and will look to give fans a reason to cheer as they come back home for their final two exhibition games.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Buffalo Bills
Saturday August 27, 2011 – 7:00 PM ET
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
NFL Betting Lines: Pick
For a Bills’ offense that has managed just 13 points through two preseason games, it becomes about finding the offensive weapons that can put up numbers. Buffalo traded Lee Evans to the Baltimore Ravens in an effort to look towards the future, and if they can’t find anyone to fill the void he left it could end up being a major mistake.
NFL Betting Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars were completely outmatched by the Patriots with David Garrard watching from the sidelines in a blowout loss week one of the preseason, and it didn’t get much prettier when he returned to the lineup to face the Falcons. Garrard and rookie Blaine Gabbert combined to complete just 18-of-35 passes for 195 yards and an interception, but the defense held together and Armon Binnes threw a 12-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to get the win. Head coach Jack Del Rio will likely give his starters close to three full quarters of playing time to show what they can do, and he expects them to show a lot more than they have so far.
NFL Betting Preview: Buffalo Bills
The same can be said for head coach Chan Gailey and a Bills’ offense that ranks among the most inexperienced in the NFL. Buffalo has scored just three points through the first half of each of their first two games, and unless somebody steps up things could get ugly for Ryan Fitzgerald and company in a hurry. Thankfully for the Bills the defense has looked very good through the first couple of weeks, as the arrival of linebacker Shawne Merriman has provided a boost to the pass rush that has affected the entire sports betting unit.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
While it is still preseason, both of these teams want to set the tone for a successful year with a statement early on, and with the starters getting the majority of the snaps for week three, both teams are likely to bring their best stuff. Buffalo doesn’t have a win through their first two preseason games and are playing at home, so they should be able to get things together against a Jaguars’ team that has been less than impressive so far this sports betting bonus year.