Buffalo Bills Takeoff In Win Over The New York Jets

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills Takeoff In Win Over The New York Jets

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Buffalo Bills Takeoff In Win Over The New York Jets

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After suffering a 9-6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Buffalo Bills went to MetLife Stadium in hopes to rebound against the New York Jets. The Bills would do exactly that in a game that would end up being a one-sided affair and would end with a score of 45-17. 

The Buffalo Bills defense would get on the field first, and on the first drive would get pressure on Mike White enough to force a three-and-out. The Bills offense on the other hand could not be stopped but the Jets defense. Josh Allen would start out throwing to Emmanuel Sanders for 11-yards, then Dawson Knox for 17-yards. After those two throws, the Bills offense incorporated the run that ended up in a 15-yard gain for Devin Singletary. To cap the drive off it was a throw to running back Matt Breida for a 15-yard touchdown. The touchdown drive for the Bills only took 1:55 off the clock.

The next drive for the Jets offense would not end any better, as the Bills defensive line continued to get pressure on White. On the sixth play of the drive, Efe Obada got close enough to tip the ball and led to Taron Johnson securing the first interception of his career. 

After another three-and-out forced by the Bills defense, Isaiah McKenzie would end up setting the Bills offense in Jets territory to start after a 32-yard punt return. The Bills would have a drive going yet again their struggles with offensive penalties came around again on a 16-yard Allen run that would be called back for holding. During that play Dion Dawkins would get taken off the field after being shaken up, Tommy Doyle would come in to replace him and it led to a Shaq Lawson sack on Allen to force the Bills first punt of the day.

The Jets would then proceed to have their first drive of the day that made it into Bills territory with a drive that went for 34-yards. But the drive would fall short with a fourth-down stop by Dane Jackson tackling Elijah Moore. The Jets would line up to go for it on fourth down but would suffer a delay of game penalty and have to punt yet again. 

Like the last drive, the Jets offense had an efficient drive going back into Bills territory with a mix of White passing it and a run game with Michael Carter. The Jets got it down to the 30-yard line but with more pressure coming from Ed Oliver to cause an incomplete pass the drive would stall out and result in a field goal for the Jets first score.

To close out the first half the Bills would lead a one minute drive down the field, it was a Stefon Diggs drive as Allen first found him for a 57-yard completion then it would finish off with Diggs securing a 12-yard touchdown drive to extend the Bills lead to 17-3 to end the first half.

Straight out of halftime the Bills offense showed no sign of slowing down as the Allen to Diggs connection started straight away with a 23-yard pass. After that completion, the Bills run game would get involved with Singletary rushing the ball two times for 7, and 13-yards. The drive would end with McKenzie rushing into the end zone for a touchdown.

With the Jets looking to get something going on offense to start the second half does not end well as the first play resulted in Mike White being intercepted by Tre’Davious White. The interception would set up another touchdown for the Bills, the touchdown would be scored again by Breida but this time as a rushing touchdown. 

Another White interception, this time by Levi Wallace would result in another Bills touchdown, this would be their third rushing touchdown of the day with Zack Moss running it in for one yard. 

Down 38-3, the Jets offense and White would attempt to try and score at least one touchdown with one minute left in the third quarter. But with the forced throw it would result in the fifth turnover on the day, this time Jordan Poyer was the defender with the interception. 

Even with the score being 38-3 in the fourth quarter, the Jets would not give up as with 11:58 on the clock they scored their first touchdown of the day with a Michael Carter run. This would make the score 38-10. The Bills offensive starters would come back out on the field again and would lead a four-play, 57-yard drive down the field that would result in a Singletary touchdown to extend the lead to 45-10. The game would end with Joe Flacco coming in at quarterback and throwing a late touchdown pass to Moore to finish the game. The Bills from there would just run the clock out to secure the win.

The Bills would end up finishing the day with more balance between the passing game and the run game. Allen would end up finishing the game completing 21/28 passes for 366 yards and two touchdowns. In total the Bills would have 24 total rushing attempts for a total of 139 yards. The leading rusher for once was not Josh Allen, and instead was Singletary with 43 yards. In the receiving game, it would be Diggs leading the pack with eight receptions for 162 yards, the 162 yards would be a new high for him on the Bills. 

With yet another divisional win the Buffalo Bills are 3-0 in the AFC East, 6-3 overall, and will hope to keep this momentum going into next week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets on the other hand move to 2-7 and will hope to get Zach Wilson back on the field as they get set to welcome another divisional opponent in the Miami Dolphins to MetLife stadium.

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