GAMEDAY: Jets takes lead back 10-7

November 2, 2017

The Buffalo Bills have surprised many in the 2017 season. So, have the Jets. The two teams met in the season opener, where the Bills won at home. Since then, the Jets have won three games, and lost three in a row by just one score. They've been much more competitive than almost any media person would have predicted before the season. As for the Bills, they're looking for their best start through 8 games since 1993. A 6-2 start would tie them with the New England Patriots for first place in the AFC East, for the time being. 

The big move of the week was the Bills acquiring wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Benjamin was not able to get any practices in with the team, so he will have to wait to make his Bills debut. Here are the Bills full inactives.

Tonight's Bills inactives. #BUFvsNYJ

Kelvin Benjamin will not be making his Bills debut tonight.

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) November 2, 2017

Neither offense got anything going on their first two drives. The Jets, led by big plays by Matt Forte, and Robby Anderson pushed the ball down field. On 3rd and 5 from the Buffalo 10, McCown scrabbled out of the pocket, and into the end zone for six. The Bills secondary all had their eyes on receivers, and McCown was able to walk in for the touchdown. 

The Bills offense did next to nothing in the 1st quarter. Their first drive went backwards and almost resulted in a safety. Their second saw two first downs, thanks to great individual efforts by Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy. The Bills crossed mid-field, but were forced to punt. 


First Quarter:

  • 7-0 Jets (13:48) - Josh McCown 10-yard touchdown run. Catanzaro extra point is good. 
    • 8 plays, 54 yards (3:46)

Second Quarter:

  • 7-7 TIE (14:52) - Tyrod Taylor 10-yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones. Hauscka extra point is good. 
    • 8 plays, 62 yards (3:16)
  • 10-7 Jets (10:30) - Chandler Catanzaro 45 yard field goal is good. 
    • 9 plays, 52 yards (4:26)

Third Quarter:


Fourth Quarter:




Buffalo Bills:

Tyrod Taylor: 4/5, 35 yards

New York Jets

Josh McCown: 2/4, 19 yards


Buffalo Bills:

LeSean McCoy: 4 carries, 21 yards

Tyrod Taylor: 1 carry, 18 yards

Mike Tolbert: 2 carries, 2 yards


New York Jets:

Bilal Powell: 4 carries, 14 yards

Elijah McGuire: 1 carry, 5 yards

Matt Forte: 3 carries, 18 yards

Josh McCown: 2 carries, 16 yards, TD


Buffalo Bills:

Andre Holmes:

Zay Jones: 2 catch, 19 yards

LeSean McCoy:

Jordan Matthews: 1 catch, 11 yards

Logan Thomas: 

Deonte Thompson: 1 catch, 5 yards

Nick O'Leary: 

New York Jets:

Robby Anderson: 2 catches, 19 yards

Jermaine Kearse:

Austin Sefarian-Jenkins: 



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New York Jets:


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