In the Jets’ seventh game of the 2020 season, on a cloudy, cool day in East Rutherford, the New York Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills, 18 - 10.
This was a game of two contrasting halves.
The Jets had the better of the action in the first half, taking a 10 - 0 lead early in the second quarter before surrendering two unanswered field goals. Sam Darnold and the Jets offense played perhaps their best half of the season, moving the ball well on multiple drives. Rookie running back La’Mical Perine provided a spark with 52 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in the first half. Rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims also looked good in his first appearance of the season, snaring four receptions for 42 yards in the first half. Sam Darnold led a mostly effective and efficient Jets offense, before succumbing to a bad throw for a late interception which led to a Bills field goal to close the half. The Jets went into the locker room with a 10 - 6 lead, their first halftime lead of the season.
In the second half it was all Bills. The Jets offense couldn’t get anything going and never threatened. Sam Darnold and company produced just four yards of offense in the second half. The Bills just kept driving and kicking field goal after field goal. In the end the Bills’ six unanswered field goals carried the day.
With the loss the Jets bring their record to 0 - 7 on the year and inch closer to the #1 pick in the 2021 draft.
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