What we learned from the Bills’ overtime loss to the Jets

Here are five things we learned from the Buffalo Bills’ 22-16 overtime loss to the New York Jets in Week 1:

Josh still turns it over

Buffalo Bills quarterback <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Josh Allen;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Josh Allen</a> (17) USAT
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) USAT

Another game, another problem with turnovers for Bills quarterback Josh Allen.

Throughout his career, Allen has put the ball on the ground. Since 2022, the interceptions have followed and continued against the New York Jets in Week 1.

Allen’s words about needing to stop giving the ball away no longer carry weight. He has to just… do it. Stop giving it away.

Stef is still very good

Buffalo Bills wide receiver <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Stefon Diggs;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Stefon Diggs</a> (14) USAT
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) USAT

Stefon Diggs had negative headlines follow him throughout the offseason. Remember how he desperately wanted to leave Buffalo?

So much for that. He’s still very, very good and motivated. Diggs had 10 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown against the Jets.

The run defense has holes

Running back <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Breece Hall;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Breece Hall</a> #20 of the New York Jets (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Running back Breece Hall #20 of the New York Jets (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Some observers of the Bills will consistently say “it’s only one or two runs, that doesn’t mean the run defense is bad.”

Yes, yes it does. The Bills gave up two huge runs to Jets running back Breece Hall. Those plays flip the field, game, and outcome on its head. Buffalo has long been susceptible to giving up such chunks of yards on the ground. It continues.

Questions about coach

(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sean McDermott has done a lot of good things in his seven years in Buffalo. The Bills losing to the Jets, after Aaron Rodgers departed due to injury, is amongst the worst. He rightly deserves to be questioned now and we’ve learned McDermott isn’t a perfect coach.

There are special teams concerns

Jets wide receiver <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Xavier Gipson;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Xavier Gipson</a> (82) Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Jets wide receiver Xavier Gipson (82) Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Bills have a special teams problem. The game-winning play showed this… but this also isn’t new. Buffalo gave up huge chunks of yards in the preseason on such plays as well.

Special teams coordinator Matt Smiley might be on the hot seat.

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire