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Bills lose the lead late, fall to the Jets 27-23

Buffalo is officially eliminated from the postseason with a 4-9 record

December 09, 2018 - 1:48 pm

Throughout the season, the Buffalo Bills have had their offense sputter to the point the team couldn't be in games late. However, for the second straight game, the Bills defense surrendered a late touchdown to lose to a division rival. 

In a battle of the rookie quarterbacks, Buffalo's Josh Allen and New York's Sam Darnold, the Bills fell to the Jets, 27-23, to drop to 4-9 on the season. A 14-3 fourth quarter by the Jets propelled New York to the win, including a touchdown from Jets running back Elijah McGuire to take their first lead of the game with 1:17 left. 

Allen was up-and-down for the Bills, going 18-of-36 for 206 yards and two interceptions through the air. Allen was once again the leading rusher for Buffalo, adding 101 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Robert Foster had his second 100-yard game of the season, with 104 yards on seven catches to lead all receivers on the afternoon. Isaiah McKenzie added a rushing touchdown on a jet sweep, and had four catches for 47 yards. 

Darnold was 16-of-24 for 170 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. McGuire had 17 carries for 60 yards and that game-winning touchdown, while Robby Anderson led the Jets with four catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. 

The game was also riddled with injuries, as the Bills lost LeSean McCoy, Chris Ivory and Matt Milano for the game, while Stephen Hauschka was also banged up end the end of the first half. The Jets lost running back Isaiah Crowell for the game in the first half.

With the loss, Buffalo was officially eliminated from playoff contention. 

Buffalo's next game is against the Detroit Lions at New Era Field on Sunday, December 16th. Kickoff at 1 p.m. 

 

Scoring Summary: 

First Quarter:

  • 7-0 BILLS - Bills touchdown (9:12) - Josh Allen runs it in for a 6-yard touchdown, Stephen Hauschka's extra-point attempt is good
    • Drive info: 11 plays, 73 yards, 5:48 
  • 7-0 BILLS - Jets fumble recovery (6:05) - Jamal Adams comes up with the fumble from Josh Allen at the Buffalo 33-yard line 
  • 7-3 BILLS - Jets field goal (4:34) - Jason Myers' 47-yard field goal attempt is good 
    • Drive info: 4 plays, 3 yards, 1:20
  • 14-3 BILLS - Bills touchdown (1:07) - Isaiah McKenzie runs in a 15-yard touchdown, Stephen Hauschka's extra-point attempt is good
    • Drive info: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:27 

Second Quarter:

  • 14-6 BILLS - Jets field goal (11:10) - Jason Myers' 21-yard field goal attempt is good 
    • Drive info: 10 plays, 43 yards, 4:57
  • 17-6 BILLS - Bills field goal (7:14) - Stephen Hauschka's 31-yard field goal attempt is good 
    • Drive info: 8 plays, 58 yards, 3:56 
  • 17-13 BILLS - Jets touchdown (6:31) - Trenton Cannon punches in a 4-yard touchdown run, Jason Myers' extra-point attempt is goood
    • Drive info: 1 play, 8 yards, 0:43 
  • 17-13 BILLS - Jets interception (4:47) - Allen gets flushed from the pocket and throws a pick to Trumaine Johnson at the Buffalo 45-yard line
  • 17-13 BILLS - Jets blocked field goal (0:04) - Stephen Hauschka's 49-yard field goal attempt is blocked by Henry Anderson

Third Quarter:

  • 17-13 BILLS - Bills fumble recovery (15:00) - The Jets cough up the ball on the kickoff to open the second half, and the Bills recover on the Jets' 13-yard line
  • 20-13 BILLS - Bills field goal (13:22) - Stephen Hauschka's 29-yard field goal attempt is good 
    • Drive info: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:25 
  • 20-13 BILLS - Bills interception (8:18) - Tremaine Edmunds picks off Sam Darnold at the Bills' 12-yard line, returned to the 14-yard line

Fourth Quarter:

  • 20-20 TIE - Jets touchdown (12:06) - Sam Darnold connects with Robby Anderson for a 7-yard touchdown pass, Jason Myers' extra-point attempt is goood
    • Drive info: 11 plays, 85 yards, 6:02 
  • 20-20 TIE - Bills missed field goal (7:54) - Stephen Huaschka misses a field goal attempt from 54-yards out
  • 23-20 BILLS - Bills field goal (2:31) - Stephen Hauschka's 36-yard field goal attempt is good 
    • Drive info: 9 plays, 62 yards, 3:41
  • 27-23 JETS - Jets touchdown (1:17) - Elijah McGuire runs in a 1-yard touchdown, Jason Myers' extra-point attempt is goood 
    • Drive info: 9 plays, 61 yards, 1:14 
  • 27-23 JETS - Jets interception (1:07) - Trumaine Johnson picks off Josh Allen at the Bills' 45-yard line

 

STATS OF THE GAME 

Passing:

Buffalo Bills: 

Josh Allen: 18-of-36, 206 yards, 2 INT 


New York Jets: 

Sam Darnold: 16-of-24, 170 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT 

 

Rushing: 

Buffalo Bills: 

Josh Allen: 9 carries, 101 yards, 1 TD, 1 fumble lost

Chris Ivory: 12 carries, 42 yards 

Isaiah McKenzie: 4 carries, 22 yards, 1 TD 

Marcus Murphy: 4 carries, 10 yards 

LeSean McCoy: 2 carries, 1 yard 


New York Jets: 

Elijah McGuire: 17 carries, 60 yards, 1 TD 

Sam Darnold: 4 carries, 10 yards 

Isaiah Crowell: 2 carries, 5 yards 

Trenton Cannon: 5 carries, 3 yards 

 

Receiving: 

Buffalo Bills: 

Robert Foster: 7 receptions, 104 yards 

Isaiah McKenzie: 4 receptions, 47 yards 

Zay Jones: 3 receptions, 22 yards 

Deonte Thompson: 1 reception, 14 yards 

Marcus Murphy: 1 reception, 8 yards 

Charles Clay: 1 reception, 6 yards 

Logan Thomas: 1 reception, 5 yards 


New York Jets: 

Robby Anderson: 4 receptions, 76 yards, 1 TD 

Elijah McGuire: 3 receptions, 23 yards 

Quincy Enunwa: 3 receptions, 22 yards 

Chris Herndon: 1 reception, 14 yards 

Jordan Leggett: 1 reception, 13 yards 

Jermaine Kearse: 1 reception, 10 yards 

Rishard Matthews: 1 reception, 6 yards 

Trenton Cannon: 1 reception, 4 yards 

Isaiah Crowell: 1 reception, 2 yards 

 

Defense: 

Buffalo Bills: 

Tremaine Edmunds: 8 tackles, 1 interception 

Matt Milano: 6 tackles 

Jordan Poyer: 6 tackles  

Levi Wallace: 6 tackles 

TreDavious White: 4 tackles 


New York Jets: 

Neville Hewitt: 8 tackles, 0.5 sacks 

Morris Claiborne: 8 tackles 

Kevin Pierre-Louis: 4 tackles, 1 sack 

Henry Anderson: 4 tackles, 0.5 sack 

Trumaine Johnson: 3 tackles, 2 interceptions 

Brandon Copeland: 3 tackles, 1 sack 

Jamal Adams: 1 tackle, 1 fumble recovery 


Team Stats: 

First Downs: 

Bills: 24 
Jets: 15 


Total Yards: 

Bills: 368 
Jets: 248 


Passing Yards: 

Bills: 192 
Jets: 170 


Rushing Yards: 

Bills: 176 
Jets: 78 


Penalties: 

Bills: 7 for 47 
Jets: 7 for 93 


Time of Possession: 

Bills: 33:47 
Jets: 26:13 

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