New-look Bills dominate inept Jets

Nov 19, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New York Jets linebacker Jermaine Johnson (11) prepares for a tackle on Buffalo Bills running back James Cook (4) in the first quarter at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Allen’s three touchdown passes helped the Buffalo Bills defeat the New York Jets on Sunday by scoring 32-6 in Orchard Park. This victory helped the Bills avenge their loss to the Jets in Week 1. N.Y.

Allen completed 20 of 32 passes for 275 yards while playing in his first game under Joe Brady, who was promoted to offensive coordinator on Tuesday after Ken Dorsey was let go. Allen also threw one interception. The Bills (6-5) remained one and a half games behind Miami, which leads the AFC East.

Before Tim Boyle took over as the starting quarterback for New York late in the third quarter, Zach Wilson completed 7 of 15 passes for 81 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Boyle, who completed 7 of 14 passes for 33 yards and had one interception, could not generate much excitement either.

The Jets’ record for the year is 4-6, and they have lost their last three games while scoring only 24 points during this losing streak. Even their tenacious defense, which has helped them stay in games even when their attacks have been ineffective, could not stem the blood flow this time.

At 11:26 in the second quarter, Bills kicker Tyler Bass gave his team a 9-0 lead with field goals of 48, 30, and 33 yards. This gave the Bills their first three possessions of the game. At the 3:03 mark, Buffalo extended their lead to 16-0 when Allen completed a touchdown throw to James Cook for 5 yards.

With 45 seconds left on the clock, New York appeared to gain momentum when Wilson halted the team’s lengthy series of possessions without a score by hitting Breece Hall on a scoring strike of 9 yards. This ended the team’s streak of possessions without a touchdown. However, the Jets could not maintain their momentum into the second half of the game.

Allen led Buffalo on a drive that covered 75 yards to start the second half of the game. With 10 minutes and 34 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Allen threw a touchdown throw to Ty Johnson that covered 28 yards. After completing a pass to Khalil Shakir for 81 yards with 6 minutes and 29 seconds left in the third quarter, Allen turned the game into a blowout.

At 5 minutes and 16 seconds remaining in the game, Bass kicked a field goal from 50 yards out, ending the scoring.

The overall number of yards gained by New York was 155, and they held possession of the ball for slightly over 23 minutes. Four miscues brought the team’s total for the game to four.

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