Jets show signs of life, but lose 18-10 to Bills

Charles McDonald, New York Daily News
·2 min read

For the first time all season, the Jets offense showed signs of life, at least for a half. Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains took over playcalling duties from head coach Adam Gase in the Jets' 18-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

The Jets scored just 10 points in the first half of the game, but they played a more organized brand of offense than they did in their previous games. The Jets used motions, shifts, play action and hard counts to keep the Bills offense off-guard. Sam Darnold played a near-flawless first half before throwing an interception into quadruple coverage right before halftime, which led to a Buffalo field goal.

The third quarter wasn’t as kind to the Jets offense. The unit reverted back to its mundane self, and managed only 12 yards on seven plays in the third quarter. That slump followed the Jets into the fourth quarter where they were held to -3 yards on on their first two drives.

Gang Green’s defense put together its best effort of the season, giving Josh Allen and the Bills' explosive offense problems. The Jets played a bend-don’t-break style of defense, forcing the Bills offense to settle for field goals in the redzone all game. Buffalo kicker Tyler Bass made six of his eight field goal attempts, which was all that Buffalo needed to seal the game.

The Jets got the ball back down 18-10 following the two minute warning with a chance to tie, but Darnold threw an interception at the end to seal a loss for the Jets.

Somehow, the Jets finished the second half with just four yards of offense as they tumbled their way to an 0-7 start to the season.

There aren’t too many positives to take away from this one, but the Jets did put together a decent first half of football. Also, they’re one step closer to the number one overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, which would undoubtedly bring Clemson superstar Trevor Lawrence to the Jets.

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