ESPN Rules Analyst: Penalty Missed on Jets Winning TD vs. Bills
It was likely the worst regular season loss for the Buffalo Bills in a few years.
The Bills lost a heartbreaker to the New York Jets in overtime, 22-16.
The game’s storyline was new Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but not the discussion we thought we would have. Rodgers was injured four plays into his Jets debut and head coach Robert Saleh said postgame they fear it’s his Achilles and that it’s “not good.” Rodgers will have an MRI tomorrow but the expectation is he will miss the remainder of the season.
The Bills and Jets defense both played good games but quarterback Josh Allen was bad, throwing three interceptions — all of them forced passes.
The Jets ultimately won on a punt return for a touchdown in OT. It was a bad punt by Sam Martin and poor coverage by the Bills but the touchdown never should’ve counted.
Former NFL official and current ESPN rules analyst John Perry says linebacker Chazz Surratt intentionally tripped tight end Quintin Morris on the punt return. It’s a classic leg whip.
It would have wiped out the touchdown and brought the ball back to midfield. No guarantee the Bills stop the Jets from scoring but makes the loss even worse for the Bills and their fans.
The Bills deserved to lose this game. Zach Wilson and the Jets offense could do nothing until the second to last drive of the game. Allen was awful and so was the offensive play-calling.
Bills host the Las Vegas Raiders at Highmark Stadium this Sunday for week 2. Kickoff is at 1 pm.