Here are five takeaways from the Buffalo Bills’ 20-17 loss to the New York Jets in Week 9:
Allen remains sloppy
Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills throws. (Photo by Elsa/Getvty Images)
Last week against the Green Bay Packers, Allen had a tough second half. He had ugly picks and that happened again against the Jets.
Allen had two interceptions in New York. He also did not feel the pressure late, giving up a huge loss of yards on a fumble.
Typically the player that puts the Bills in a position to win any game… Allen did anything but that against the Jets with his arm,.
But gets it done on the ground
Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
The one thing Allen did to right was run the ball. He led the Bills with 86 yards on the ground and added two rushing touchdowns. Allen showed why he is a dynamic playmaker… he just needed to do more with his arm.
How Hines got involved
Bills running back Nyheim Hines (20) Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
The Bills gave us a little dose of one of their newest players, Nyheim Hines. The player Buffalo recently traded for featured as the starting punt returner immediately. He replaced Khalil Shakir there. Hines had one return for 18 yards.
On offense, Hines did not get very involved just yet. He was targeted once on a deep route down the sideline but failed to haul it in. Allen missed him.
Injuries popping back up
Greg Rousseau #50 of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Another injury bug has arrived in the Bills locker room. Buffalo lost two defensive starters in New York.
Additionally, Buffalo had the likes of safety Jordan Poyer (elbow), cornerback Tre’Davious White (knee), and linebacker Matt Milano (oblique) inactive.
Run defense shows cracks
Tremaine Edmunds #49 of the Buffalo Bills tackles James Robinson #23 . (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After the Packers ran all over the Bills a week ago, the Jets did the same.
In total, the Jets had 174 rushing yards. Michael Carter led the way for New York with 76 rushing yards. As a team, the Jets average 5.1 yards per carry.
That has to be cleaned up in a hurry.