The Buffalo Bills cruised to a 32-6 victory over the New York Jets in Joe Brady's first game as interim offensive coordinator. The Bills improved to 6-5 on the season and eighth in the AFC at the time of the game's conclusion.
The onslaught was on from the very first play of the game.
After winning the coin toss, Buffalo deferred to the second half. As New York returner Xavier Gipson made his way past the 20-yard line, fullback Reggie Gilliam laid the hammer on the rookie and forced a fumble, which Quintin Morris recovered. The Bills had to settle for a field goal after Allen took a sack on third down, but the tone had been set as Buffalo led for the remainder of the game.
After kicking three consecutive field goals, the Bills offense got in the end zone after Buffalo cornerback Rasul Douglas' second quarter interception set the Bills up just outside the red zone.
Douglas jumped in front of a pass intended for Garrett Wilson to set up Buffalo just outside the red zone. The Bills capitalized, with Allen finding Cook wide open on his way to the end zone for the Bills' first touchdown of the game.
Quarterback Josh Allen finished with 275 yards, three passing touchdowns and an interception. He continued to rely on tight end Dalton Kincaid, who led the Bills with six receptions for 46 yards. Stefon Diggs had four receptions for 27 yards and Khalil Shakir had three catches for 115 yards.
The Bills rush defense held the Jets, led by running back Breece Hall, to just 63 yards on the ground and 92 passing yards. Their ability to take away the run game led to an effective pass rush. Jets quarterbacks Zach Wilson and Tim Boyle, who took over for Wilson in the second half, were sacked six times.
Defensive end Leonard Floyd accounted for 2.5 sacks as the defense dominated the line of scrimmage. Shaq Lawson's first quarter sack was his the first of the season.
The Jets didn't convert on third down a single times out of their 11 opportunities, but were 4-for-5 on third down.
In addition to his interception, Douglas recovered a fumble from wide receiver Garrett Wilson after linebacker Tyrel Dodson forced the turnover and had another interception late in the game.
The Jets hadn't crossed the 50-yard line until their final drive of the first half. It took a pass from punter Thomas Morstead on a fake punt attempt to keep the Jets' drive alive with running back Breece Hall eventually finding the end zone.
During the drive, safety Taylor Rapp and nickelback Taron Johnson were injured after colliding with Hall. Johnson jogged off the field into the locker room and was later diagnosed with a concussion. Rapp (neck) was taken off the field in an ambulance.
The Bills opened up the second half by getting Diggs more involved in the passing game before Allen found running back Ty Johnson open on the flat on fourth-and-one. Johnson caught the ball and tight roped down the sideline for his first touchdown of the season.
Buffalo kept the fireworks going in the third, as Allen found Khalil Shakir on a deep fade for an 81-yard touchdown to put the Bills up three scores. The Bills played the entire third quarter with a comfortable lead with their defense never allowing the Jets into the red zone.
Buffalo will travel to Philadelphia next Sunday where they will take on the Eagles at 4:25 p.m.
Key Stats and Facts to Know
- Leonard Floyd's 2.5 sacks made him the first Bills player with multiple sacks against the Jets in both games of the season series since Bruce Smith in 1990. Floyd leads the Bills with 9.5 sacks on the season.
- Kincaid became the first NFL rookie tight end to have five receptions in five straight games. The only other Bills players to do so since 1970 are Stefon Diggs (four times), Eric Moulds (two times) and Andre Reed (once).
- Allen's second quarter touchdown pass to James Cook marked the 19th consecutive game the quarterback has thrown a touchdown, passing Jim Kelly for the longest streak in Bills history.
- Allen's three total touchdowns passed Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes for the most touchdowns scored by a quarterback in his first six seasons with 206.
- On the final play of the first half, Allen launched a Hail Mary pass, which was intercepted by Ashtyn Davis. Allen has now throw an interception in seven consecutive games, the longest streak of his career.
- Rasul Douglas' second quarter interception marked his first as a Bill and was Buffalo's first team interception since Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.
- Running back Ty Johnson's third quarter touchdown was his first of the season. Johnson spent the last three seasons with the New York Jets.
- Khalil Shakir's third quarter 81-yard touchdown reception is the longest touchdown pass in the NFL this season. His score also marked just the second time the Jets defense has allowed a touchdown reception by a wide receiver, with the other being against Stefon Diggs in Week 1.
- Ed Oliver's sack in the third quarter was his sixth this season, setting a career-high for sacks in a single season.
13:31 1Q | BUF 3 NYJ 0 | Tyler Bass 48-yard field goal is GOOD
5:56 1Q | BUF 6 NYJ 0 | Tyler Bass 30-yard field goal is GOOD
11:26 2Q | BUF 9 NYJ 0 | Tyler Bass 33-yard field goal is GOOD
3:03 2Q | BUF 16 NYJ 0 | Josh Allen pass short right to James Cook for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN
0:45 2Q | BUF 16 NYJ 6 | Zach Wilson pass short right to Breece Hall for 9 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Zach Wilson pass to Max Mitchell is incomplete, two-point attempt is NO GOOD
10:34 3Q | BUF 22 NYJ 6 | Josh Allen pass short right to Ty Johnson for 28 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Tyler Bass extra point attempt is NO GOOD
6:29 3Q | BUF 29 NYJ 6 | Josh Allen pass deep right to Khalil Shakir for 81 yards, TOUCHDOWN
5:16 4Q | BUF 32 NYJ 6 | Tyler Bass 50-yard field goal is GOOD
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