Thursday Night Football: Bills Beat Jets 22-17

Rex Ryan extracted his revenge against his former team, as the Buffalo Bills defeated the New York Jets 22-17 on Monday Night Football. Turnovers killed the Jets, as they coughed it up three times to fall to 5-4. The Bills didn't turn the ball over once and improve to 5-4. 

The Jets were down 22-3 before mounting a comeback that came up short. New York had a chance to take the lead with the ball at Jets 7-yard line. However, the Jets couldn't score and turned the ball over on downs, giving the Bills the chance to run more time off the clock. The Jets didn't get the ball back until there were only 30 second left and Fitzpatrick threw a pick on his first pass. 

Bills safety Bacarri Rambo had a huge game for Buffalo. He forced a fumble that was recovered for a Buffalo TD, later recovered another fumble and then picked off Fitzpatrick to seal the game. 

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn't efficient, completing 15 of 34 passes with 2 INTs. However, he did throw for 193 yards, two TDs and ran for 30 yards. His top target was Eric Decker, who caught five passes for 85 yards and a TD. 

Jets RB Chris Ivory had a strong game, picking up 99 yards on 18 attempts. LeSean McCoy was a bit better for the Bills, racking up 112 yards on 19 attempts. He also added 47 yards on five catches. 

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor wasn't all-world, but he played well enough to win. He completed 17 of 27 passes for 158 yards and a score. He also added 13 yards on the ground. WR Sammy Watkins was completely ineffective against Darrelle Revis, catching just three passes for 14 yards on seven targets. However, one of those grabs was a critical third down catch late in the fourth quarter. 

The Bills don't play again until next Monday Night, when they travel to face the Patriots. The Jets hit the road to face the Texans next week. 

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