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Bills ride six takeaways to win over Jets
Buffalo generated most of their scoring via turnovers Sunday against the Jets.Final Score: Bills 43 – Jets 23
Location: East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
W-L records: Buffalo (5-3); New York (1-7)
In a Nutshell:
In a pivotal division contest that the Bills needed to have, Buffalo generated most of their scoring via turnovers Sunday against the Jets, notching 20 points off six takeaways by their defense in a 43-23 victory at MetLife Stadium. It was the first time the Bills had six takeaways in a game in five seasons, and the 43 points scored were the most since a 49-point outburst against Cincinnati on Nov. 21, 2010.
Buffalo’s defense chased Jets’ QB Geno Smith from the game after each of New York’s first three possessions ended in Smith interceptions. Michael Vick came in to relieve Smith, but did not fare much better losing a pair of fumbles and throwing an interception of his own.
The Jets were able to close an early 17-point lead by the Bills (24-7) to seven at the half (24-17), but it would be as close as they would get in Buffalo’s largest margin of victory this season (20).
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With the victory Buffalo improved to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the AFC East, and remained just a game behind division-leading New England (6-2). They have a bye in Week 9.
How it went down:
--For the first time this season the Bills scored on their opening possession to take an early 7-0 lead.
--Buffalo tacked on another touchdown, this time off their third takeaway of the opening quarter as an
--Chris Ivory pulled the Jets to within a touchdown on a three-yard touchdown run (14-7) early in the second quarter.
--The Bills made it 10 points off turnovers when
--New York scored 10 unanswered points to close out the first half to cut a 17-point deficit to a touchdown. The Jets put together an 11-play 74-yard drive capped by Chris Ivory’s three-yard TD run. Then after the Bills went three-and-out with 1:50 left in the half, Michael Vick completed a pair of passes to put Nick Folk in position to bomb a 55-yard field goal as time expired to make it 24-17 at the break.
--The Bills pushed the lead back up to 10, thanks mainly to a 24-yard punt return by
--Winning the battle of field position in the second half the Bills posted another field goal off a short drive with Carpenter making good on a 29-yarder to make it 30-14 late in the third quarter.
--Buffalo then made the most of their fourth interception of the game by Da’Norris Searcy as Kyle Orton threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to
--Those weren’t the last points scored by Buffalo. Orton found Sammy Watkins for a 61-yard catch and run for a touchdown to make it 43-17 Bills with nine minutes left.
--New York tacked on a meaningless touchdown with four minutes remaining (43-23).
--Kyle Orton was 10 of 17 passing for 238 yards and four touchdowns with a passer rating of 142.8.
--Sammy Watkins posted another 100-yard receiving day Sunday with 157 yards on three receptions with a touchdown. He’s the first Bills rookie WR with consecutive 100-yard receiving games. He’s also the first Bills receiver to post back-to-back 100-yard receiving days since Lee Evans did in 2007.
--RBs Bryce Brown and Boobie Dixon combined for 59 rushing yards on 29 carries for a 2.03 yards per carry average.
--Buffalo posted a total of six takeaways in the game. It was the first time the Bills forced six turnovers since an overtime win over the Jets on Oct. 19, 2009.
--The Bills offense was 4-for-6 in the red zone Sunday (66.6%).
--Buffalo notched three interceptions off of Jets QB Geno Smith in the first quarter. It’s the first time since the 2012 season that an NFL team posted three interceptions in an opening quarter (Arizona – 11/18/12).
--Kyle Orton eclipsed the 16,000-yard passing plateau Sunday. He also tied a career high with four touchdown passes last doing it with Denver in the 2010 season.
--The Bills are 5-3 or better at the midway point of the season for the first time since 2011.
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3. With 157 receiving yards, Sammy Watkins became the first Bills rookie wide receiver to post consecutive 100-yard receiving games (122 on 10/19/14 vs. Minnesota).
4. Watkins also set a team single-game record with a 52.3 yards per reception average (three receptions for 157 yards) breaking the old mark of 43.60 set by Elbert Dubenion on 10/24/64 vs. NY Jets (five receptions for 218 yards).
5. The Bills became the first NFL team to post three interceptions in the first quarter since Arizona had three on 11/18/12 at Atlanta. 6. The Bills registered four interceptions (one each by
7. Sunday marked the second game in Bills history in which the team scored 40-plus points and had less than 300 yards of total offense (last time 9/17/61 vs. NY Titans in 41-31 win) ... Sunday’s 43-point total was the highest by a Bills team since its 49-31 victory on 11/21/10 at Cincinnati
8. The Bills’ 6 turnover differential was tied for the second-most in team history – last time it happened on 12/5/04 at Miami (seven takeaways vs. one turnover).
9. After 4.0 sacks on Sunday, the Bills now lead the NFL with 28 sacks this season. The total is the second-most in team history through eight games trailing only 30 in 1997.
13. Orton leads the NFL in fourth quarter passer rating at 132.5.