Buffalo Bills Blown Out Against the New York Jets
An embarrassing loss for the Buffalo Bills and their worst game of the season. Under the national spotlight the Bills just weren't up to the task in a rematch against the New York Jets falling 34-21. With a chance to improve to 6-2 on the season the Bills fell flat on their face coming up against a Jets team determined to end their 3-game losing streak and hold on to their hopes for a playoff spot.
The Jets won this one with solid defense, sacking quarterback Tyrod Taylor seven times and holding running back LeSean McCoy to just 25 yards, four days after he rushed for a season high 151 yards against the Oakland Raiders. Taylor finished with a respectable 29 of 40 passing for 285 yards and two touchdowns, but the Jets forced the Bills offense into four three and outs. The Bills finished with 307 total yards for the game.
Meanwhile the Jets found success against the Bills tough defense rolling up 331 yards. Josh McKown finished 14 of 20 for 140 yards and a touchdown.
Just way too many mistakes for the Bills - the kind of mistakes so many Bills teams have made over the years and a reminder that this Bills team is not as good as we might think. Ten penalties, seven sacks and three fumbles - that's not the kind of game the Bills have been playing this season. Even an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty which is not typical of a Sean McDermott team.
The Bills slip to 5-3 on the season at the halfway point of the season. A tough one coming up next for the Bills - the New Orleans Saints at home on Sunday, November 12th.