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Bills beat Jets 21-12, lead the AFC East through Week 1

11 September 2017, 02:04 | Randolph Howard

There are fans actually pulling for the tank as well. I feel the need to put in here that NY quarterback, Josh McCown, earned a 65.6 game grade for his play Sunday. Five of his first eight completions were on plays over the middle.

"We're not going to hang our heads, " Bowles said.

The Jets went into today's season opener at Buffalo hopeful that they could get the 2017 season off to a flying start.

Because what we saw on the turf at New Era Field was a team that really, honestly, could be every bit as bad as advertised by those who see the possibility of a fourth National Football League team since World War II going winless in a non-strike year, a team that may yet earn a spot at the table with the 1960 Cowboys, 1976 Buccaneers and 2008 Lions. How did it happen? But Petty, who has been wearing a brace on the knee, participated fully in all the Jets' practices before the game and said he was feeling no pain.

Orchard Park - For a few anxious moments Sunday afternoon in a ragged game that occasionally felt like an extension of the preseason, citizens of Bills Nation held their collective breath.

Report card: The Bills' running game got an A from Jay Skurski.

LeSean McCoy rushed for 107 yards on 20 carries to lead Buffalo's offense, which racked up X total yards on an underwhelming Jets defense.

Miss anything? Get caught up with Vic Carucci's game analysis, Mark Gaughan's 10 plays that shaped the game, Nick Veronica's quarter-by-quarter breakdowns and the ESPN box score.

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Now, Matt Forte is supposed to be that old pro that takes the pressure off of everyone right?

Buffalo's run game was dominant as the Bills picked up 190 rushing yards. Sammy Watkins had five catches for 58 yards. It won't be easy but both teams are trying to develop some of their younger players who could be future cornerstones at their respective positions.

The defense simply lost its ability to keep up.

Taylor relied heavily on Clay and McCoy in the passing game, though Jordan Matthews finished as the Bills' leading receiver with 61 yards - 47 of which came on one of his two catches. That will never cut it.

Less than four minutes into the second quarter, the Jets were behind as Buffalo pieced together a 12-play, 77-yard drive that was capped off by a Charles Clay one-yard touchdown reception. It could have been an even bigger game for the star running back, but he briefly left with a wrist injury when Mike Tolbert was able to vulture a touchdown. Former Philly coach Chip Kelly didn't think McCoy's style fit his team any more.

McCown looks forward to seeing how much more chemistry he can develop with the two after having a limited amount of practice this week. Those are the three things LeSean McCoy must succeed at every single game this season if the Bills are going to be successful, and he did just that.

It was a competitive effort which is what we all hoped for. "Good football teams are resilient".



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