In another exciting, thrilling, and nerve wracking game, the Jets took down the Buffalo Bills (known at Peabody’s on Sunday as the Bufablow Bills) Sunday by a score of 28-20. While we did not have the same kind of turnout for the game that we’ve had for the first two games, the fan club was still well represented.
Unfortunatley, so were the Bills fans and man were they a pain in the butt. Particularly in the first quarter when the Bills came out on their opening drive and scored after just 55 seconds into the game when Roscoe Parrish caught a pass from Bills QB Losman and proceeded to speed down the field like the road runner for the score after just two plays. Man that took the wind out of our sails.
Thankfully the Jets did not give in to the quick and early score or to career days that were had by Bills running back Willis McGahee (150 yds rushing) and QB J.P. Losman (328 yds passing). While the first quarter was not pretty, as the first half wound down, the Jets were up 14-10 and would not give up the lead again.
In the second half, the Jets came out looking all fired up and stuck it to the Bills building up a lead of 28-13 with about 6 mminutes to go. The Jets, as usual, had to give the fans something to bite their nails about and proceeded to let the Bills score late in the game and then allowed them to recover an onside kick to give them a chance at tying the game. Thankfully, the defense played well all game forcing three turnovers (including one runback 32 yards for a TD by linebacker Victor Hobson), getting three sacks, and allowing the Bills just 13 points on five drives inside the Jets 30.
While Chad (19 of 29 for 183yds) and the offense did not have a stellar day (only 256 total yards), they did manage to drive the ball down the field 50+ yards three different times for scores. When we needed the big play we got it, and the Jets left the field as 28-10 winners and 2-1 for the season.
Next we’re back home against the Colts. Should be an interesting day on Sunday.