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Jets Knock Off the Bills

Santonio Holmes celebrates a touchdown against the Bills (Getty Images)

Coming off a 23-0 shutout of the Washington Redskins the Bills were riding high and full of confidence heading into their meeting with the New York Jets yesterday. Except for a few plays here and there the Bills could have been 7-0. The two games they lost were by a total of only 6 points, but a different story yesterday. For the first time this season the Bills were dominated by an opponent.

The Jets methodically rolled to a 27-11 win forcing three turnovers and using two of them to score a touchdown and a field goal.

The Bills just didn’t have any answers for the Jets on either side of the ball. The Bills had the ball for only 9 minutes in the first half, only 3 first downs and a total of 73 yards in offense. Ryan Fitzpatrick had what easily was his worst game this season completing less than 50 percent of his passes – many of them were dropped or broken up by the Jets defense. Freddy Jackson ran for 82 yards, most of that coming in the second half when the game was pretty much decided.

Combined with the New England Patriots loss to the Giants, the Bills, Jets and Patriots are now in a 3-way tie for the lead in the AFC East all at 5-3.

The Bills are on the road for their next three games. Next week they play at Dallas.

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