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Barkley and the Bills blast the Jets, 41-10

The Bills' offense came alive in a dominatiing performance over the Jets

November 11, 2018 - 1:56 pm

Newly-signed quarterback Matt Barkley and the Buffalo Bills steamrolled the New York Jets on Sunday with an impressive 41-10 win at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The Bills improve to 3-7 on the season after the offense racked up a whopping 451 yards, including 212 yards on the ground to demoralize their AFC East rival.

It got started early as the Bills only needed two plays to draw first blood. It started with a 48-yard completion from Barkley to Robert Foster on the first play of the game. Then, on the next play from scrimmage, running back LeSean McCoy trotted into the end zone from 28-yards out to score his first touchdown of the season. It was only the third time this season that Buffalo scored on their first drive of the game. When Buffalo has scored on their first drive, the Bills are 3-0. 

Filling in for the injured Josh Allen, Barkley was fantastic in his first start since January 1, 2017. After being signed a week ago and named as the Bills' fourth starting quarterback this year, Barkley threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns on 15-of-25 passing. McCoy had his best game of the season, with 113 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Marcus Murphy added 63 yards on 13 carries. Robert Foster became the first 100-yard receiver for the Bills in 21 games as he reeled in three catches for 105 yards. Zay Jones also had quite the day, bringing in a career-best eight receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown. 

The Bills' defense also had a stellar performance as they limited the Jets offense to just 10 points and 199 yards in the game. Jets quarterback Josh McCown struggled starting for the injured Sam Darnold, going 16-of-32 passing for 130 yards and two interceptions. Starting running back Isaiah Crowell had only 19 yards rushing on seven carries, though Crowell added a touchdown later in the game. Jets tight end Chris Herndon led the Jets in receiving with 34 yards on three catches. 

The Bills will next head into the bye week before they play the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) for their Week 12 matchup on November 25 at New Era Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and can be heard on WGR Sports Radio 550 with John Murphy, Mark Kelso and Sal Capaccio on the call.

Scoring Summary: 

First Quarter:

  • 7-0 BILLS - Bills touchdown - LeSean McCoy scampers in for a 28-yard touchdown, Stephen Hauschka's extra-point is good
    • Drive info: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:49
  • 14-0 BILLS - Bills touchdown - Jason Croom recovers a Zay Jones fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, Stephen Hauschka's extra-point is good
    • Drive info: 14 plays, 73 yards, 7:17 

Second Quarter:

  • 17-0 BILLS - Bills field goal - Stephen Hauschka's 54-yard field goal attempt is good 
    • Drive info: 5 plays, 37 yards, 2:25
  • 24-0 BILLS - Bills touchdown - Matt Barkley tosses a 7-yard touchdown pass to Dion Dawkins, Stephen Hauschka's extra-point was good
    • Drive info: 9 plays, 64 yards, 4:54
  • 24-0 BILLS - Bills interception - Matt Milano picks off Josh McCown at the Buffalo 17-yard line, returned to the 46-yard line.
  • 31-0 BILLS - Bills touchdown - LeSean McCoy punches in a 1-yard touchdown run, Stephen Hauschka's extra-point is good
    • Drive info: 7 plays, 54 yards, 3:13
  • 31-3 JETS - Jets field goal - Jason Myers' 55-yard field goal attempt is good 
    • Drive info: 6 plays, 26 yards, 0:42

Third Quarter:

  • 31-10 BILLS - Jets touchdown - Isaiah Crowell runs it in a 5-yard touchdown, Jason Myers' extra-point attempt is good
    • Drive info: 7 plays, 73 yards, 3:38
  • 38-10 BILLS - Bills touchdown - Matt Barkley finds Zay Jones for an 8-yard touchdown, Stephen Hauschka's extra-point was is good
    • Drive info: 12 plays, 65 yards, 5:59 

Fourth Quarter:

  • 38-10 BILLS - Bills interception - Micah Hyde picks off Josh McCown at the Bills' 30-yard line, returned to the 46-yard line
  • 41-10 BILLS - Bills field goal - Stephen Hauschka's 31-yard field goal attempt is good
    • Drive info: 9 plays, 35 yards, 5:21



Buffalo Bills:

Matt Barkley: 15-of-25, 232 yards, 2 TD

Logan Thomas: 1-of-1, 15 yards

New York Jets:

Josh McCown: 17-of-34, 135 yards, 2 INT



Buffalo Bills:

LeSean McCoy: 26 carries, 113 yards, 2 TD 

Marcus Murphy: 14 carries, 69 yards

Isaiah McKenzie: 3 carries, 32 yards  

Matt Barkley: 3 carries, -2 yards

New York Jets:

Trenton Cannon: 4 carries, 30 yards  

Elijah McGuire: 6 carries, 30 yards

Isaiah Crowell:  7 carries, 19 yards, 1 TD

Josh McCown: 1 carry, 4 yards 



Buffalo Bills:

Robert Foster: 3 receptions, 105 yards

Zay Jones: 8 receptions, 93 yards, 1 TD 

Andre Holmes: 1 reception, 22 yards 

Isaiah McKenzie: 1 reception, 14 yards 

Dion Dawkins: 1 reception, 7 yards, 1 TD

LeSean McCoy: 1 reception, 5 yards 

Logan Thomas: 1 reception, 1 yard 

New York Jets:

Chris Herndon: 3 receptions, 34 yards 

Elijah McGuire: 3 receptions, 27 yards

Isaiah Crowell: 2 receptions, 18 yards 

Quincy Enunwa: 4 receptions, 18 yards

Jermaine Kearse: 2 receptions, 16 yards 

Charone Peake: 1 reception, 11 yards 

Jordan Leggett: 1 reception, 6 yards 

Trenton Cannon: 1 reception, 5 yards 



Buffalo Bills:

Tremaine Edmunds: 8 tackles,  

Jordan Poyer: 6 tackles, 1 sack 

Matt Milano: 6 tackles, 1 interception 

Jerry Hughes: 4 tackles, 1 sack 

Shaq Lawson: 3 tackles, 1 sack

Micah Hyde: 2 tackles, 1 interception 

New York Jets:

Avery Williamson: 11 tackles 

Darron Lee: 11 tackles 

Jamal Adams: 4 tackles, 0.5 sack 

Jordan Jenkins: 3 tackles, 0.5 sack


Team Stats:

Total Yards:

Bills: 451
Jets: 199

Passing Yards:

Bills: 239
Jets: 116

Rushing Yards:

Bills: 212
Jets: 83

First Downs:

Bills: 23
Jets: 12


Bills: 4 for 30 yards
Jets: 1 for 10 yards 

Time of Possession:

Bills: 39:22
Jets: 20:38

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