The Buffalo Bills took advantage of a long list of New York Jets errors - and managed to avoid making too many of their own - while building a 16-7 halftime lead in the season finale at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
A Jets team that is trying to make the playoffs has looked completely out of sorts at times, committing five penalties for 36 yards, dropping passes offensively, and in general playing poorly. Buffalo has taken full advantage, with Tyrod Taylor (18-yard rushing touchdown), Karlos Williams (two-yard rushing touchdown), and Dan Carpenter (20-yard field goal) doing the scoring for a Bills team that held the ball for over 20 of the first 30 minutes in this game.
Chris Ivory tried to give the Jets a spark early in the second quarter by breaking off a 58-yard run, but the Jets couldn't do much from there, and then kicker Randy Bullock pushed a 40-yard field goal to the right. Brandon Marshall, however, hauled in two passes for 58 yards and a touchdown on the ensuing drive to keep the Jets alive.
Buffalo will have the ball first in the second half. The Pittsburgh Steelers, who lead Cleveland 14-9 at halftime themselves, could vault past the Jets and into the playoffs if they win and the Bills hang on to beat the Jets. Let's see what the second half brings. Go Bills!