In the Jets’ 2020 season opener, on a damp and windy September afternoon in Orchard Park, New York, the New York Jets were dominated by the Buffalo Bills, 27 - 17, in a game much more lopsided than the final score indicates.
On offense the Jets couldn’t get anything going all game. Sam Darnold was erratic, the offensive line was shaky, and the running game was nonexistent. The entire Jets offense consisted of last minute scoring drives against prevent defenses at the end of each half, and a fluke 69 yard wide receiver screen pass to Jamison Crowder for a touchdown.
On defense the Jets couldn’t get off the field against a Buffalo offense led by Josh Allen with his passing and his running. The Bills had five scoring drives in the game, had two other possessions deep in Jets territory cut off by Josh Allen fumbles, and missed two easy field goal attempts. That means the Bills had what should have been nine scoring drives. Basically every time the Bills touched the ball they ended up deep in Jets territory, and the only thing keeping this game from becoming a complete blowout were Bills miscues. Bottom line, the Jets were crushed by a better Bills team in every way except the scoreboard today.
With the loss the Jets start the season the same way they started the 2019 season, with a devastating loss against their division rivals the Bills. The Jets go to 0 - 1 on the year.
John will provide a more in depth recap of today’s game. In the meantime leave your comments on the game below.