Buffalo Bills quarterback E J Manuel was sacked eight times against the New York Jets (Getty Images)

After all the encouraging signs and celebrating after the Buffalo Bills comeback victory over the Carolina Panthers the week before the Bills laid a huge egg in the Meadowlands against the New York Jets. Offensively and defensively the Bills looked an awful lot like any one of the teams from the past six or seven years – inept.

The Bills had no answers for the Jets offense. The Jets piling up over 500 yards in offense with running back Bilal Powell rushing for 149 yards and wide outs Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill each with over 100 yards receiving.

Geno Smith was clearly the better of the two rookie quarterbacks passing for over 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Bills were able to intercept a pair of Smith passes, but the best the Bills could do was score a pair of field goals.

Offensively, the Bills couldn’t keep up with the Jets. E J Manuel was sacked 8 times and was hurried into bad throws time and again. Despite that the Bills were able to tie the game on a long pass play to tight end Scott Chandler only to see the Bills defense allow a 69-yard touchdown pass just a minute later that turned into the winning score.

The Bills losing the game despite 20 penalties or 168 yards by the Jets - a Jets team record.

To make matters worse, the Bills lost C-J Spiller to a knee injury with defensive end Alex Carrington carted off and defensive back Leodis McKelvin.

The Bills drop to 1 & 2 and are back home next Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.