Watch New York Jets Vs. Buffalo Bills Live Stream On Twitter: Start Time, Preview For Historic NFL Online Gamecast

The New York Jets face the Buffalo Bills in an NFL Thursday Night Football matchup that stands as one of the most important games of the season — but not simply because both AFC East rivals are desperate to stave off an 0-2 start. Instead, the game ranks as a historic event because for the first time, an NFL matchup will live stream on Twitter.

For information on how to access the Twitter live stream, see the bottom of this article. Even fans who do not have Twitter accounts may access the live stream of the Thursday Night New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills game.

But industry experts say that the live stream could mark the beginning of a new era in how fans view NFL football — which is also one of the reasons why Twitter won a bidding war for 10 NFL Thursday Night games this season, even though according to reports, other online giants including Amazon, Verizon and Facebook were prepared to pay more.

Last season, Yahoo! reportedly paid $20 million for the rights to stream a single NFL game, the Week Seven matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars that took place in London, England — meaning that the game aired early on Sunday morning in the United States.

But Twitter, according to sources quoted by CBS Sports, paid a mere $10 million for the entire 10-game NFL Thursday Night Football package. How did Twitter pull off the coup.

“Because Twitter’s already the place people go when football’s on,” wrote Wired Magazine this week.

“It’s a simple but very powerful idea,” Twitter vice-president Jeremy Rishel told Wired. “There’s a lot of conversation around Twitter, and it’s very engaging during these events. And you don’t have to be an expert Twitter user to understand the flow of that conversation, because during the context of a football game it makes sense.”

As for the game itself, with the New England Patriots pulling off a surprising road win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, despite the absence of suspended Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady — and all of the other three AFC East teams losing their openers — the live stream game is a must-win for both the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.

Watch a preview of the Thursday Night Football game from CBS, which will televise the Jets-Bills game nationally, in the video below.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:25 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 5:25 p.m. Pacific, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York — just outside of Buffalo — on Thursday, September 15.

Both the Bills and Jets were forced to move on from disappointing defeats on the NFL’s opening Sunday, with only three days before the Thursday night game. After the Bills put up only seven points, wasting a solid effort by the Buffalo defense in holding the Baltimore Ravens to just 13, the team’s offensive coordinator Greg Roman assumed responsibility for the defeat.

“I will definitely take the blame myself,” Roman said on Wednesday. “I think I can do a better job putting us in positions to be successful.”

The Bills produced just 160 yards on offense, the team’s worst output in 10 years and worst in a season-opening game since 1979.

The Jets, on the other hand, came close to pulling off the upset against the Cincinnati Bengals, ultimately falling by one point, 23-22 despite the New York defense putting a serious hurt on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, sacking him seven times.

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To find out which of the two AFC East rivals will manage to keep pace with New England, and which falls into an 0-2 abyss — and to take part in the historic Twitter live stream of the NFL Thursday Night Football game — go to the Twitter live stream page by clicking on this link. On mobile devices, the live stream will appear in the “Moments” section of the Twitter app. Fans who prefer to watch the live stream on their TV sets can do so using the Amazon Fire, Apple TV or Xbox devices, by downloading the Twitter app for those set-top streaming boxes as well.

As part of Twitter’s plans to syndicate its NFL live stream to outlets across the internet, the Sports Illustrated site,, becomes the first to carry the Twitter live stream. See the New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills game on the SI site by clicking on this link.

Finally, fans who receive the NFL Network on their cable or satellite systems will be able to view the conventional, non-Twitter live stream of the New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills game on Thursday at this link.

[Featured Photo By Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images]

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