NFL Capsule: Jets at Bills

NFL Capsule: Jets at Bills


Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Bills by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 7-8; Buffalo 6-9

SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 54-50

AP PRO32 RANKING - Jets No. 24; Bills No. 25

LAST MEETING - Jets beat Bills 48-28, Sept. 9

LAST WEEK - Jets lost to Chargers 27-17; Bills lost to Dolphins 24-10





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Jets have won six straight over Buffalo and have chance to match longest winning streak of seven, set from 1984-'87. ... In past six meetings, Jets have scored 38 or more points three times and defeated Bills by average margin of 30.1-17.1. ... In season opener, Jets turned four Bills turnovers into 24 points, including Antonio Cromartie 40-yard TD interception return. ... QB Mark Sanchez returns as starter, taking over after Greg McElroy began showing signs of concussion-like symptoms Thursday. ... Sanchez had been benched after five turnovers in 14-10 loss at Tennessee on Dec. 17. He was 19 of 27 for 266 yards with three TDs and interception in opener against Buffalo. ... Futures of Sanchez and backup QB Tim Tebow uncertain. ... Unclear when McElroy was hurt, but sacked 11 times against San Diego in first start last week. ... Of eight times Jets have produced 200 yards rushing over past four seasons under coach Rex Ryan, four have come against Bills. ... Defense has limited opponents to converting 6 of 56 third-down chances over past three games. ... Under NFL tiebreaking rules, Bills guaranteed finishing fourth in AFC East for fifth consecutive year. ... In three seasons under coach Chan Gailey, Buffalo 3-14 against AFC East. ... RB C.J. Spiller had career-best 169 yards rushing and TD in season-opener against Jets. Spiller's averaging 6.48 yards per carry, NFL's best since 1960 among players with at least 150 attempts through 15 games. ... Defense has allowed 426 points, third-most in team history and 28 shy of team low set in 1984. ... NFL's worst run defense has given up 150 yards rushing seven times this season. ... Offense has managed 13 touchdowns (five rushing, eight passing) in past eight games, after scoring 20 (five rushing, 15 passing) in first seven. ... Futures uncertain for Gailey and starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.


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Vernon Davis pulls off memorable proposal in Ocean City

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Vernon Davis pulls off memorable proposal in Ocean City

Vernon Davis has long been a fan favorite in the D.C. area since his University of Maryland days. The 34-year-old is almost always well-dressed and respectful to the media. 

More recently, he has been outspoken about his interest in acting after his football career. A true renaissance man who just so happens to be a force in the National Football League. 

In April, NBC Sports Washington ran into Davis at the Team USA Awards where he was serving as guest speaker. 

He took his smooth nature to a whole new level Tuesday while vacationing in Ocean City, Md. with his girlfriend Kayla. 

Dressed in all white on the beach, Davis proposed in an epic way. 

The best motivation I ever had. #shesmyrock

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Check out the whole video produced below. We won't spoil it for you, but there were skydivers involved. Take a look: 

Davis will suit up for his third season with the Redskins when training camp opens July 26 in Richmond. 

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Stephen Strasburg returns to Nats lineup after DL stint

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Stephen Strasburg returns to Nats lineup after DL stint

Friday night marks the first second-half game of Major League Baseball's 162-game season. 

The Washington Nationals begin 5.5 games out of the first-place Phillies and host the second-place Braves for a three-game series before traveling to Milwaukee. 

One big piece to Dave Martinez's staff who has been missing since June 8 is Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander was activated from the DL and will start on the mound Friday night. 

Ryan Zimmerman was also activated but is not in Martinez's starting lineup. 

Prior to experiencing inflammation in his right shoulder during a June 8 start that forced him out of the game early, Strasburg saw flashes of dominance throughout his 13 starts owning a 3.46 ERA with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings. 

Zimmerman hasn't played since May 9 due to a strained right oblique. With the emergence of Matt Adams, it will be interesting to see how Martinez uses both guys throughout the summer. 

Here is a look at Friday night's official lineup: 

According to Byron Kerr, Zimmerman is still happy to be back, despite not being in the starting lineup. 

Catch the Nationals hosting the Braves Friday at 7:05 p.m. on MASN2.