What channel is the Bills game on? How to watch Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets

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Democrat and Chronicle

ORCHARD PARK - Now that the Seattle Mariners snapped their 20-year playoff drought in Major League Baseball, the NBA’s Sacramento Kings own the longest postseason absence among America’s four major professional sports at 16 years.

Bumping up that ignominious list into a tie for second at 11 years are the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Jets who own the NFL’s longest postseason drought, their last appearance coming in 2010 when Rex Ryan was their coach.

It’s too early to know whether the Sabres can break through this year and make it to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but the 7-5 Jets have a legitimate chance of ending their misery, especially if they can upset the Buffalo Bills Sunday afternoon at Highmark Stadium.

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Heading into Week 14, the Jets are clinging to the last wild-card berth in the AFC with the Patriots and Chargers drafting close behind at 6-6.

This was not the expectation downstate when the 2022 season began, but in his second year as head coach, Robert Saleh has turned the Jets into a competitive team that is capable of winning any game thanks to a stout defense that gave the Bills all kinds of problems last month when New York shocked Buffalo 20-17 at MetLife Stadium.

“This is a team that beat us and it was pretty convincing in how they beat us,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “It’s a division game and we’ve got to be ready to go.”

In the first meeting, Josh Allen threw two terrible interceptions - one that took points off the board for Buffalo on the first possession of the game, the other deep in his own territory which handed the Jets a go-ahead third-quarter touchdown. And then Buffalo’s defense gave up a long drive late in the fourth quarter which ended with Greg Zuerlein’s game-winning field goal.

Allen, who suffered his elbow injury in the dying seconds of this game, is fully aware that the Bills need to play better if they’re going to earn a split of the season series and solidify their hold on first place in the division.

“They're a high effort group,” Allen said of the Jets defense. “They're playing really good defensive ball right now. They got some playmakers over there, and obviously last game, I didn't feel like I played very well. I made some boneheaded decisions.”

What time is the Bills vs. Jets game?

Date: Sunday, Dec. 11

Time: 1 p.m.

Place: Highmark Stadium

Who is favored to win Bills vs. Jets game

Tipico betting line: Bills -10

Who is announcing the Bills vs. Jets game

∎ Jim Nantz (play-by-play).

∎ Tony Romo (analyst).

∎ Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter).

How to watch Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets game on TV, streaming

Cable/Network: CBS. The game will be available locally via the following stations: WROC (Channel 8, Rochester), WIVB (Buffalo area), WTVH (Syracuse area), WKTV (Utica area), WENY (Elmira area), WRGB (Albany area), and WBNG (Binghamton area).

Online streaming services: and the NFL mobile app. Also, the NFL has a new streaming service called NFL+ which replaces NFL Game Pass, though you can’t cast the games to your TV - you must watch on your phone or tablet. The cost is $5 a month or $30 for the season, and a premium tier costs $10/$80 which includes all-22 coaches film and condensed and full-game replays. With it, you’ll be able to watch every local game on Sunday and the national games on Monday and Thursday nights as well as the playoffs and the Super Bowl. You can also stream if you have subscriptions to DirecTV, fuboTV, NFL+, Sling, Vidgo, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and Paramount+.

On the radio: How to listen to the Bills vs Jets game

You can listen on SiriusXM satellite radio on channel 227 (Bills) and channel 382 (Jets). On traditional radio, the Bills Radio Network has stations all across the state. They include:

  • Rochester (WCMF 96.5 and WROC 950 AM)
  • Buffalo (WGR550, 550 AM)
  • Syracuse (WTKW 99.5/WTKV 105.5)
  • Binghamton (WDRE 100.5FM)
  • Ithaca (WIII 99.9/100.3 FM)
  • Bath (WVIN 98.3 FM)
  • Newark (WACK 1420 AM)
  • Dansville (WDNY 93.9 FM)
  • Elmira (WNGZ 1490 AM)
  • Auburn (WAUB 98.1 FM/1590 AM)
  • Geneva (WGVA 95.9 FM, 1240 AM)

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