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Jets sack Tyrod Taylor 7 times in win over Bills
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and an overwhelming defense sacked Tyrod Taylor seven times Thursday night in New York's 34-21 demolition of the Buffalo Bills.,Womens Zach Ertz Jersey,Matt Forte ran for two touchdowns four days after complaining the Jets didn't run the ball enough

Buffalo (5-3) came in having scored 64 points in its last two wins, but self-destructed with turnovers and miscues. New York (4-5), looked more like the challenger to New England in the AFC East.,Womens Malcolm Jenkins Jersey, which snapped a three-game slide in which it held leads in each defeat

Forte scored on runs of 10 and 5 yards and had 14 carries for 77 yards. Augmenting that was Bilal Powell with a 51-yard burst and 74 yards on nine carries. Quarterback Josh McCown got in on the fun with a 10-yard scramble to open the scoring and New York rushed for 194 yards overall.

Jordan Jenkins had two of the Jets' sacks as they never allowed Buffalo's offense to get on track.

Indeed, mistakes were the Bills' trademark.

 led to Robby Anderson beating double coverage for a 25-yard TD reception., but grabbed his face mask. The 15-yard penalty,Womens Mychal Kendricks Jersey,Buffalo made a key error on New York's second touchdown drive. Cedric Thornton sacked McCown, which followed a 20-yard pass to Jermaine Kearse and a 22-yard run by Forte

Forte's 10-yard run made it 24-7 and came one play after Powell broke four tackles on his 51-yard jaunt that featured slick moves and plenty of speed.

 heard no whistle,The Bills hurt themselves further when Nick O'Leary fumbled on a strange play. The tight end caught Taylor's third-down pass and fell to the ground untouched. He delayed,Womens Vinny Curry Jersey, and got up. But the ball then was stripped by rookie safety Marcus Maye and recovered by fellow rookie safety Jamal Adams.

 Bills DE Jerry Hughes drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for mouthing off to an official — during a timeout,Adding to the miscues, no less — on the ensuing Jets drive.

 and Forte's 5-yard TD run followed. And even when the Bills recovered a late onside kick,Womens Jason Kelce Jersey,Taylor also fumbled when sacked for the sixth time, they were flagged for offside.

New York opened the scoring — the fourth straight game it has led early — after some strong defense pinned Buffalo near its goal line. A punt set up the Jets near midfield and they used eight plays to score.

 looking very spry for a 38-year-old QB,McCown, went in untouched down the left side on a scramble for a 7-0 Jets lead.

 aided by Taylor's 18-yard scramble on third down. Rookie Zay Jones caught his first pro TD,Womens Donnie Jones Jersey,Buffalo matched that, an 11-yarder when he got wide open over the middle.

An offensive pass interference call on Austin Sefarian-Jenkins TD catch negated the tight end's TD early in the second quarter and the Jets settled for Chandler Catanzaro's 45-yard field goal to retake the lead. He later hit a 32-yarder.

The Jets found a pass rush that was missing in action most of the year. They came in with 11, which was last among teams that had played eight games.

Buffalo scored two late touchdowns to make the final margin less lopsided.

When a team is clicking offensively, things are working to perfection both on the ground and through the air. That was the case for the New York Jets Thursday night.

Led by quarterback Josh McCown, the Jets offense turned in an extremely efficient performance as New York cruised to a 34-21 victory over the division rival Buffalo Bills in a must-win game.

 as Matt Forte ran for 77 yards and his first two touchdowns of the season. Bilal Powell broke a long run of 51 yards while running for 74 yards on only nine carries,The running game led the way against the Bills, while rookie Elijah McGuire ran for 30 yards on 13 rushing attempts.

 credited the offensive line for its efforts Thursday night., McCown,After the game, who opened the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown run

“The run game was everything tonight,” McCown told reporters. “We challenged the O-line and they wanted it on their back.”

 according to NFL Research., a touchdown pass and a passer rating of 106.2. McCown, who has been efficient all year long, as McCown went 14-for-20 for 140 yards,Things went smoothly through the air as well, is the first Jets quarterback to have a passer rating of 100+ in six of the first nine games of a season since Boomer Esasion back in 1993

 McCown found second-year wide receiver Robby Anderson for a touchdown. The two have developed a nice rapport as the 2017 season has progressed. The same could be said for Jermaine Kearse,For the third straight week, who McCown has solid chemistry with as well.

It’s important for a quarterback and his receivers to be on the same page and fortunately for the Jets, that has been the case with McCown and his pass-catchers. It has been smooth sailing for the veteran signal caller so far in 2017 and it can all be chalked up to one thing.

“Great chemistry is the key,” McCown said.

Muhammad Wilkerson challenged the New York Jets' defense to hold the Buffalo Bills to 60 yards rushing. Steve McLendon thought 80 would be more realistic.

The two D-linemen compromised and settled on 70 — and then went out and got the job done.

 including 25 on 12 carries by LeSean McCoy,The Jets kept the Bills to just 63 yards on the ground, in an impressive 34-21 victory Thursday night. It was a glimmer of what New York has been hoping to see all season from its beleaguered defense.

 brought us all up and said,Authentic Zach Ertz Jersey, and we have to finish.'", 'This isn't who we are going to be. This isn't us,"Mo,Authentic Malcolm Jenkins Jersey, after the last game,'" linebacker Jordan Jenkins said. "He said, 'We have to keep fighting. We have to stop messing around

Mission accomplished.

 the Jets (4-5) snapped a three-game skid by making big plays on defense and harassing Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor all night. New York came in second-to-last in the NFL with just 11 sacks through the first eight games. The Jets had seven in this one,Authentic Mychal Kendricks Jersey,After blowing fourth-quarter leads in their last two games, including two by Jenkins.

 we showed we can stop the run. This is our first game putting it all together in a complete game.," said defensive end Leonard Williams,Authentic Vinny Curry Jersey, who got his first half-sack of the season. "We showed we can get takeaways,"We've got a high ceiling, we showed we can get sacks

"I feel like now that we showed it and put in on film,Authentic Jason Kelce Jersey, we'll definitely challenge ourselves to keep progressing."

Add in a rejuvenated running game that rumbled for 194 yards just four days after Matt Forte complained about offensive coordinator John Morton not sticking to the run, and New York might just be able to stick around in the AFC playoff hunt.

" said quarterback Josh McCown,"The defense was lights out,Authentic Donnie Jones Jersey, who threw for 140 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score. "They set the tone getting stops. We went three-and-out that first drive and we were committed to running it and we showed it."

Here are some other things to know from the Jets' victory over the Bills:

THUMBS DOWN ON THURSDAYS: Buffalo guard Richie Incognito made it clear that he's no fan of the short work week.

" he said. "They throw a wrench in our schedules. It's absolutely ridiculous that we have to do this. As physical as this game is and as much work and preparation that goes into this,"It's tough man. These Thursday night games (stink), to force us to play games on four-day weeks is completely unfair and ... the league makes money off it and that's all they care about anyway.

 we have a tough group of guys in this locker room,"We just keep trucking, and back to the drawing board and back to Buffalo."

COOL RUNNING: New York had just 43 yards on 22 carries in its 25-20 loss to Atlanta on Sunday in rain-soaked conditions. That prompted Forte, who gained 7 yards on four attempts, to criticize Morton for not sticking to the run-heavy game plan.

Well, no complaints after this one.

Forte had a season-high 77 yards on 14 carries, Bilal Powell ran for 74 yards on nine attempts and rookie Elijah McGuire added 30 yards on 13 rushes.

"We had some difficulties and frustrations," Forte said. "And to come out on a Thursday and run the ball like we did and throw the ball like we did as well, and on a short week, addressed them on Monday, we did a great job. Kudos to coach Johnny Mo for sticking with the run, like he said he'd do."

SHUT DOWN SHADY: McCoy ran for 110 yards in the teams' first meeting, Buffalo's 21-12 victory in Week 1. He also had five catches for 49 yards.

The Jets made him a non-factor this time around, with his 25 yards being his second-lowest rushing total this year. McCoy was also held without a catch for the first time this season.

"They beat us down," McCoy said.

DON'T LET IT LINGER: The Bills had won four of their last five to start turning some doubters into believers.

But they struggled all night in pass protection, running the ball and with their discipline. While no one was saying they should forget what happened, the message throughout the locker room was to not allow the loss to poison the rest of the season.

"I don't think this is who we are," linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. "It's about pride and how we approach the game. You've got to be strong in your fundamentals and we weren't tonight."

Taylor likes where the Bills stand at 5-3 in what looks like a wide-open AFC wild-card race.

"I think we're in a good spot," he said. "Tonight definitely was a challenge for us and we didn't step up. As a team, we have a choice to make and I think we will make the right steps and move forward."

NO KELVIN: The Bills opted to deactivate wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who they acquired Tuesday from Carolina. Benjamin, in his third NFL season — he sat out 2015 with an injury — is expected to be a starting wideout when he's ready.

"You don't want to put a guy out there who isn't ready," Taylor said. "It was a smart move."

Coach Sean McDermott wouldn't speculate when Benjamin might be ready, but the Bills are off until Nov. 12, when they face New Orleans.
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