Bills vs. Jets Week 10 recap: Everything we know

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The Mike White Experiment reached an unfortunate but unsurprising conclusion on Sunday, as Gang Green suffered yet another bludgeoning.

White’s feel-good story fizzled out against the Bills, who beat the turnover-happy quarterback’s Jets, 45-17, at MetLife Stadium. New York’s offense reverted to its early-season form, while the defense continued its pitiful play against the first-place Bills.

With the loss, the Jets are now 2-7. As bad as the defeat was, the Week 10 matchup made a few things crystal clear for New York.

Final Score:

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45

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Game Notes

Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com-USA TODAY NETWORK

White Whale: The Jets’ search for a capable quarterback has spanned decades, so when Mike White came along and upset the Bengals, fans were quick to embrace the long-time practice squad staple and Zach Wilson’s backup. But reality set in for White’s third NFL start on Sunday, as he went 24-44 for 251 yards, four interceptions and zero touchdowns while taking a beating from the Bills (Joe Flacco came in late after White was body-slammed). Granted, White did all that against the NFL’s best defense, but the fourth-year pro looked out of sorts and overmatched in his fourth NFL game. His story was a fun one, but there’s no worthwhile reason to keep Wilson sidelined if he’s fully healthy in Week 11. If anything, White has shown he can be an NFL backup, and that’s still valuable.

Same, Lame Defense: New York’s defense has allowed at least 31 points in four consecutive games now, and the run game was abysmal again, as the Bills scored four rushing touchdowns. That’s inexcusable, especially when some of the issues can be blamed on a lack of effort and fundamentals. Considering how passionate Robert Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich are themselves, the apparent absence of enthusiasm should embarrass them. Saleh said this past week that he didn’t want to get more involved with the defense. That must change after another shellacking.

Digging a True No. 1: Corey Davis and the Jets will see what a real No. 1 receiver looks like when they watch tape from this game. While Davis continued struggling in his return from injury — he had 93 yards but also a costly fumble against Buffalo– Stefon Diggs went off. With Gang Green opting for single coverage frequently against the All-Pro, Diggs caught eight passes from Josh Allen for 162 yards and a touchdown.

Standout Performers

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S Jarrod Wilson: Wilson wasn’t perfect on Sunday — no member of New York’s defense was, especially in the secondary — but the veteran made a surprising dent as a blitzer. Wilson picked up the first sack of his career and finished the game with two QB hits. With Marcus Maye out for the season, Wilson was able to make an impact in an expanded role.

RB Michael Carter: Carter’s rushing touchdown came in garbage time, but the dual-threat back totaled 82 yards between the ground and the air. He was New York’s top offensive option, though he didn’t have much competition.

What's Next?

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Another AFC East matchup awaits the Jets in Week 11, though this one will be a bit easier.

New York will host a lowly Dolphins team that is coming off an upset win over the Ravens. The first meeting of the year between these rivals will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21.

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