Bills give Jets first win

The Bills traveled to East Rutherford, New Jersey this week to face the Jets. While hoping to build off of an overtime win against the Bengals last week, Buffalo faced the Jets who were coming off a bye week and holding a 0-4 record. The Jets seemed refreshed, while Buffalo seemed to be re-struggling.

The Bills jumped to a quick start with a Rian Lindell 44 yard field in the 1st quarter. However, that would be all she wrote for Buffalo, because the rest of the game was in New York's hands.

In the 2nd quarter, the Jets started up with an Anthony Becht 1 yard touchdown catch. Followed by a 27 and 33 yard field goal that put New York ahead 13-3 at halftime.

In the 3rd quarter, New York's Santana Moss returned a punt 47 yards, setting up an 18 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Vinny Testaverde to Anthony Becht once again. On Buffalo's following possession, they failed to convert on a 4th and 11. The Jets quickly capped the turnover on downs with a 4 yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss. Testaverde was able to complete 100% of his passes and throw 2 touchdowns during the 3rd quarter.

The Bills down 27-3 in the 4th quarter attempted a late game comeback, however quarterback Drew Bledsoe was intercepted by Jets defensive back Aaron Beasley after driving to the Jets 16 yard line. Bledsoe was replaced by Alex Van Pelt, however, New York capitalized on the turnover with another Doug Brien field goal from 43 yards and sealed the game 30-3 (New York's first win on the season).

New York's Testaverde went 11 for 17, compiling 130 yards and 3 touchdowns while Bledsoe hit 24 out of 40 for 202 yards and an interception. Bledsoe also fumbled the ball once, was sacked 7 times. Offensive lineman Trey Teague also fumbled a snap in the 2nd quarter. Travis Henry ran 18 times for a total of 53 yards, managing 7 catches for 35 yards in addition. Bobby Shaw led the Buffalo receivers with 6 nabs for 58 yards while Eric Moulds sat out with a groin pull. Josh Reed caught 3 for 42 yards.

Buffalo defensive back Antoine Winfield led the Bills defense in tackles for the 2nd week in a row with 7. The Bills defense combined for 2 sacks against New York. The defense also held New York runningback Curtis Martin to 77 yards.

Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Sam Cowart led New York's defense with 11 tackles and a sack. Buffalo was able to gain more breathing room this week by being flagged 5 times for 45 yards, under the season average of penalties per game. The Bills were 1-4 on 4th down conversions, 5-15 for 3rd down conversions.

New York outgained the Bills with 233 total yards, Buffalo resulting with 193.

The loss to the Jets puts the Bills at 3-3 on the season, and 1-2 in the AFC East. Next week the Bills play host to the (3-3) Washington Redskins who are coming off a 35-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kickoff time for this matchup has been moved back from 1:00pm ET to 4:15 ET.


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