Remember when the Buffalo Bills lost to the New York Jets 27-20 in a Week 3 road game? Sure you do. What you may not remember is how that game shouldn't have been that close; that the Jets dominated the Bills on both sides of the ball, yet kept them in the game based on a couple of turnovers and an obscene 20 penalties.
We're trying something new this week, and it's something we can't do every week for obvious reasons: an All-22 recap of the Bills' previous game against the Jets this season. (We'll probably do this for rematches against Miami and New England, as well.) These are just the touchdowns, because nobody wants to see an All-22 reviews of field goals.
The Jets opened up a quick 7-0 lead with a Geno Smith rushing touchdown, but a nice Bills drive and Smith pick led to a couple of Dan Carpenter field goals. The Jets' lead extended to 14-6 when Smith found Stephen Hill for a long touchdown pass over Justin Rogers.
Buffalo and New York exchanged two field goals apiece (the Jets on merit, the Bills off of turnovers) to make the score 20-12 in favor of the Jets. Six penalties on a Bills drive helped EJ Manuel find Scott Chandler for a 33-yard touchdown and Stevie Johnson for a two-point conversion to tie the game. Alas, less than a minute later, Santonio Holmes torched Rogers for a 69-yard, game-winning touchdown.
This week, the Bills won't be forced to play a safety at cornerback - nor Rogers - and will look to re-establish their running game on offense to get the better of Rex Ryan's crew in the rematch.