New York Jets: Three takeaways from 17-16 home loss to Buffalo

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Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium, the New York Jets were upset by the visiting Buffalo Bills. They were shockingly defeated late in the game 17-16. Here are our three takeaways from the game.

The New York Jets were sitting pretty for the first three-quarters of action controlling Josh Allen and the woeful Buffalo Bills offense.  The defense was thriving causing multiple turnovers including a 17-yard interception return for a touchdown by C.J. Mosley. The Bills were shut out for most of the game until about the fourth quarter when the team collapsed attempting to close out a potential victory.

Allen leads Buffalo down the field for scoring drives on a defense that initially seemed like too much for any team to handle. Le’Veon Bell showed flashes of his greatness both rushing and receiving throughout the contest. Jamison Crowder became Sam Darnold‘s favorite target hauling in multiple passes but still unable to reach the endzone.

Instead of rambling on let’s breakdown some individual moments; here are our three takeaways from the game.

Capitalizing off of turnovers

It doesn’t matter what sport you follow; it’s always the same method of an opposing team committing turnovers leading to good things for your squad. The Jets defense did their share of forcing miscues from Allen and the BIlls even scoring on a pick-six with Mosely during the game. New York held a 16-0 lead at one point in the game but never built off of the momentum created earlier in the first half.

The Bills’ four first-half turnovers never kept them down because of the Jets’ inability to provide the knock out blow necessary to put an NFL team away.