Bills vs. Jaguars, NFL Week 15: second half open thread

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The Bills closed out the first half on a 17-0 run to open up a 20-10 lead on the Jacksonville Jaguars at halftime.

Things did not start particularly well for the Buffalo Bills this afternoon, but they're riding a 17-0 run into halftime against the Jacksonville Jaguars in opening up a 20-10 lead.

EJ Manuel threw a brutal early interception to highlight a sluggish start for the Bills, who trailed the Jaguars 10-3 after the first play of the second quarter when Chad Henne found Ace Sanders on a short screen pass for a 12-yard touchdown. Up until that point, Manuel had been horrible, the run game was non-existent, the pass protection was pitiful, and the offense had squandered an early opportunity after an Aaron Williams interception on the Jaguars' opening possession.

From there, it was all Buffalo. Manuel capped off a 94-yard Bills drive with a seven-yard scoring strike to Robert Woods, then ran one in from eight yards out on a designed quarterback draw to give the Bills a 17-10 lead. He completed 8-of-14 passes for 113 yards with a touchdown and a pick in the first half, adding 31 rushing yards and a score as well. The Bills have already run for 140 yards on the day, as well, with Fred Jackson churning out 60 of those to pace the team.

Just before halftime, Nickell Robey forced and recovered a Jaguars fumble, and then Marquise Goodwin drew a 31-yard pass interference call on Jags corner Dwayne Gratz to set up a 40-yard Dan Carpenter field goal. That accounts for their 20-10 lead - and the Bills will have the ball first in the second half.

This is your open thread for the second half. Go Bills!

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