Watching the game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets was difficult for a lot of reasons. Personally, trying to figure out who deserved the weekly “game ball” awards was a huge challenge, but here’s what we came up with:
Offense: WR Zay Jones
Jones was really the line bright spot for the entire team in this game. Jones continued his good play from last week and even caught his first NFL touchdown, totaling six catches for 53 yards. Jones suffered an injury towards the end of the first half, which looked like it could be catastrophic. Thankfully, the rookie was able to come back into the game in the second half before leaving again for the rest of the night after another injury, though it was probably more precaution than anything else.
Defense: DT Kyle Williams
The defense was abysmal against the Jets. Williams gets this award because at some times it felt like he was really the only player putting forth any effort whatsoever on this side of the ball. (Boy, did they miss Marcell Dareus tonight.)
Special Teams: P Colton Schmidt
Schmidt was the only special teamer of note in this game, so he gets the ball by default. Schmidt had several good punts, but the field position game was stacked against the Bills from the first play of the game. He averaged 44.2 yards per punt in the game.