THE FIFTH DOWN; Jets (4-3) at Bills (5-2)

Jets (4-3) at Bills (5-2), 1 p.m. Eastern, CBS

Matchup to Watch: Shonn Greene vs. Buffalo defense

The Bills have allowed 120 rushing yards a game this season. Under Rex Ryan, the Jets have averaged 279 yards on the ground in four meetings with Buffalo, which augurs well for a rejuvenated Greene. Behind a steady offensive line, Greene erupted for a season-high 112 yards on Oct. 23 against San Diego. He must contend with the superb rookie defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, a pass-rushing force who also clogs the middle.

Number to Watch: 14

That is how many passes the Bills have picked off, the most in the N.F.L. this season. Making smart decisions will be even more important for Mark Sanchez, who has thrown one interception over his last three games. He will be facing an opportunistic defense that forced two of the league’s top quarterbacks, Michael Vick and Tom Brady, into throwing four interceptions each.

Quotation of the Week

”Every time you look at him, he’s probably better than you even remember.”

Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on cornerback Darrelle Revis, against whom quarterbacks have a 2.9 rating, according to ProFootballFocus.com.

This is a more complete version of the story than the one that appeared in print.

PHOTO (PHOTOGRAPH BY BEN SOLOMON FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES)

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