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Bills vs. Jets score, NFL Week 8: Buffalo trounces New York, 43-23

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Aided by six New York Jets turnovers and four Kyle Orton touchdown passes, the Buffalo Bills cruised into their bye week at 5-3 with a 43-23 road win in the division.

Alex Goodlett

The Buffalo Bills were looking for an uplifting victory to take them into the bye week, and the New York Jets were only too happy to provide it.

Aided by six turnovers and a 19-0 run to start the second half, the Bills trounced the host Jets on Sunday by a final score of 43-23, bringing their record up to 5-3 (and 2-1 in the AFC East) heading into their week off. The Jets, meanwhile, dropped their seventh straight game, and are buried in the division at 1-7 overall.

Buffalo was only able to turn those six turnovers into 20 total points, but once the second half began, that didn't much matter thanks to a strong showing from the team's defense. Michael Vick - who replaced Geno Smith in the first quarter after Smith threw three interceptions - kept the Jets in the game with his legs heading into halftime, but another two turnovers after the break helped the Bills build a 43-17 lead.

Kyle Orton only attempted 17 passes in the contest, completing 10 of them for 238 yards and four touchdowns. Robert Woods, Lee Smith, Scott Chandler, and Sammy Watkins caught those touchdown passes, with Watkins' day (three catches, 157 yards, and the score) the standout performance on offense.

Enjoy your evening reveling in the Bills' easiest win of the season, and we'll pick things back up tomorrow morning to begin our bye week coverage. Go Bills!