The Jets opened the game receiving the kickoff, and disaster struck immediately. Xavier Gipson coughed the ball up on a big hit by the Bills and the Bills recovered the fumble on the Jets 21 yard line. From there the Jets defense did great work, driving the Bills backwards. The Bills settled for a 48 yard field goal and an early 3 - 0 lead.
The Jets took over on offense and did what they’re best at. They went backward and punted.
The Bills then marched deep into Jets territory before settling for a 35 yard field goal and a 6 - 0 Bills lead.
The Jets continued their offensive offense, to the tune of 23 total yards in the first quarter as the quarter ended with the score still at Bills 6, Jet 0. The Jets lost Mekhi Becton to an injury late in the quarter, which was not a good omen for an already depleted offensive line. Rookie Carter Warren took Becton’s place at tackle.
The Bills tacked on another field goal early in the 2nd quarter for a nine point lead and already, with the anemic Jets offense, the game was getting close to out of reach.
The Jets took over and, executing the Grunt and Punt offense to perfection, went backwards and punted. It was a sight to behold.
A bit later Zach Wilson threw an interception to give the Bills the ball deep in Jets territory. James Cook eventually scored on a blown coverage and the Bills had a 16 - 0 lead late in the second half.
Then a minor miracle happened. The Jets converted not once but twice on fourth down, including a daring fake punt completed pass to Brandin Echols deep in their own territory. The drive culminated in a Zach Wilson to Breece Hall touchdown pass. The two point conversion try failed and the Jets trailed by 10 points at 16 - 6 with 45 seconds left in the first half.
The first half ended with an Ashtyn Davis interception of a Josh Allen Hail Mary pass.
The Jets head into the locker room trailing by 10 points at 16 - 6.
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