Gameday Grades: The offense was too conservative but a six turnover effort by the defense never allowed the Jets to seriously challenge in this game. That being said there is a lot that didn't go right on offense but big plays were made when necessary and leads to a nice win. Gameday Grades.
Bills Blitz: The Jets turned the ball over six times helping the Bills to a decisive 43-23 win in a Stadium they had never been victorious in. Geno Smith threw interceptions on three consecutive series leading to his benching for Michael Vick who came in and gave the Jets some life. He would also turn the ball over three times himself with an interception and two fumbles. Kyle Orton threw for a career high tying four touchdowns on just 10 of 17 passing for 238 yards. He hit Robert Woods for the first touchdown of the season by the Bills on their opening possession. Lee Smith turned an Aaron Williams interception and return into the Bills second score on a one yard catch. Frank Summers scored for the Bills after an 84 yard bomb to Sammy Watkins came up short when he celebrated too early. Vick came in and led the Jets to 10 points in the final two minutes of the first half to pull them to within a touchdown at 24-17. The Bills put the hammer down in the second half as Dan Carpenter hit two more field goals and Scott Chandler and Watkins caught scoring passes. Bills Blitz.
Injury Update: There appeared to be no serious injuries in this game. Robert Woods and Kyle Williams left the game with back injuries but both would return to action Williams quicker than Woods. Lee Smith left for a while with a lower leg injury but also returned. Injury Page.
Gameday Inactives: Aaron Williams is active against the Jets after being listed as questionable with an ongoing neck injury. Marquise Goodwin is inactive as expected after not practicing all week with a hamstring injury. He was listed as doubtful. Marcus Easley is inactive despite being listed as questionable. He is working his way back from a sprained MCL and will miss his fifth straight game. Fred Jackson and Ty Powell are inactive after being ruled out on Friday. The healthy inactives are Cyrus Kouandjio, Phillip Tanner, and Ross Cockrell meaning the Bills only have two running backs active.
Beautiful Day For Football: It will be picture perfect weather for a late October football game between the Bills and the Jets in New Jersey. The game will be played under mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 59°. It will be a bit windy as they will be out of the WNW at 17mph.
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Saturday October 25, 2014
Watkins Honored: Sammy Watkins earned the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors for his performance against Minnesota. He had 9 catches on 14 targets for 122 yards and two touchdowns including the game winner with :01 left. The winner comes from an online vote on NFL.com.
Friday October 24, 2014
Brooks Added To Report: Ron Brooks is a new name on the injury report for the Bills as they finished their practice week for Sunday's game against the Jets. He tweaked his groin in practice and is listed as probable. Doug Marrone doesn't expect it to be a concern for the game. As expected Fred Jackson and Ty Powell have been ruled out of the game this week. Marquise Goodwin did not practice again today with his hamstring injury but he has yet to be officially ruled out. He is listed as doubtful. The likely gametime decisions are Aaron Williams and Marcus Easley who are questionable. The key for Williams will be rest for his injured neck. Easley is trying to work his way back from a sprained MCL he suffered all the way back in the San Diego game. Brandon Spikes, Sammy Watkins, and Mario Williams are also probable for the game. Injury Page.
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