Not Ready For Prime Time

The Bills dropped their second consecutive game Thursday night as they fell to the New York Jets by a score of 37-31.

The offense was welcomed to the season, bouncing back from last week showing, and connected on 2 long touchdown passes to Marquise Goodwin and Greg Salas.

Marquise Goodwin blew past Darrelle Revis in the 1st Quarter as he and Tyrod Taylor connected on a 84 yard TD reception.

The Bills defense however was abused by the New York Jets.

The secondary allowed 3 of the Jets Wide Receivers to nearly eclipse 100 yards in receiving. Matt Forte rushed for 100 yards and the Jets had nearly 500 yards of total offense. 

The Bills were resilient in the game despite the ending result.

The Bills were down at half 20-10 but quickly responded to open the 3rd.

 Tyrod Taylor and Greg Salas scored on a 71 yard pass play, then the next drive the Bills recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown to go ahead 24-20 midway through the 3rd Quarter.

The fumble recovery however would be the final touchdown for the Bills until the closing minutes of the game.

The Bills had one final shot to win the game in the closing seconds but that miracle failed short on a hook and ladder play as Marquise Goodwin was tackled out of bounds.

The Bills defense struggled in the game.

Rex Ryan and Rob Ryan talked this Summer on how they’ve been disrespected as many are starting to question their coaching ability.

The Ryan’s use to be known for the defense but after Rob Ryan last year in New Orleans and the Bills past year and last night game many are starting to wonder if they’ve lost the edge.

Last night defensive performance did little to prove the naysayers wrong.

Not looking to place the blame solely on the defense, the Bills ground game was unable to get going as well. Lesean McCoy had a 24 yard run in the game but other than that it was quite for last year number 1 rushing offense.

The Bills were without starting left tackle Cordy Glenn which could’ve attributed to the poor output.

The Bills starting at 0-2 isn’t ideal only 13% of teams to start with such a record have been able to rebound and make the playoffs. 

Things won’t get much easier for the Bills, the Arizona Cardinals come to town next weekend. The Cardinals were a game away from the Super Bowl last year and after letting one slip away last week vs the Pats are sure to be fired up.

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