Sunday, September 22, 2013
Welcome to MetLife Stadium
By Mike Rodak
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Welcome to MetLife Stadium, where the Buffalo Bills meet the New York Jets in Buffalo's first road game of the season. (CBS, 4:25 p.m. ET).
Weather conditions: Couldn't have asked for a better weather day to kick off fall. Temperatures are in the upper 60s, skies are mostly clear, and there is no precipitation expected. Winds are kicking up a little bit, with gusts currently to 25 mph.
Byrd, Legursky questionable: For the first time this season, there's some intrigue in anticipating the Bills' inactives. Safety Jairus Byrd made the trip and is questionable after missing the first two games with foot soreness. His status for the game will be clear by 2:55, when the Bills announce four more inactives for today's game. Cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore (fractured wrist) and Ron Brooks (fractured foot), as well as wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (fractured hand) are already out. Offensive lineman Doug Legursky is also questionable.
Marrone returns home: Today's game serves as a homecoming of sorts for Doug Marrone, in his first season as head coach. Marrone is a Bronx, N.Y., native and coached the Jets' offensive line from 2002-05.
Game-day chat: Beginning shortly before the Bills and Jets kick off at 4:25, we'll have an in-game chat where readers can contribute questions and follow along with in-game observations. Look for links to that chat later today.
Green gets the call: Official Scott Green, in his eighth season as a referee, gets the call for today's game.