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Bills Meet Jets in First Appearance on Monday Night Football in 4 Years

<i> From Associated Press </i>

The Buffalo Bills, who have not played a Monday night game in 4 years, will take on the New York Jets tonight at The Meadowlands.

“I look forward to playing on Monday night,” Buffalo linebacker Cornelius Bennett said. “I wish we could bring Howard Cosell out of retirement so he could do the game. It’s always been a childhood dream of mine to play on Monday night. I always watch the game and think of myself being out there. It gives us the chance to have all the other 26 teams watch us.”

Jet quarterback Ken O’Brien, the American Football Conference’s second-ranked passer who is 6-1 in his career against Buffalo, isn’t quite so psyched. “It’s just another game, an important game,” O’Brien said.

“They’re in first place in the division. We need to close in on them, so it’s a big game. But not because it’s on Monday night television. The only hard part is waiting around for 9 o’clock (EDT). That’s a late start.”

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Both teams are off to good starts this season. The Bills (5-1) lead the Jets (3-2-1) by 1 1/2 games in the AFC East.


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