Originally written September 09, 2012 on Queen City Sports:
Jets rookie WR Stephen Hill had a big debut Sunday as he recorded two touchdown receptions. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) It’s wasn’t the season opener the Bills were hoping for. That’s about all that can be said about the Buffalo Bills 48-28 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon. In a game that was ugly from the get-go, the Bills could never get going and trailed by as many as 34 points (41-7) before they got on track. A terrible first half saw the Bills down 27-7 after two quarters of play. Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled early; throwing two interceptions in the first half as he consistently struggled with his reads and accuracy. Things didn’t get any better at the start of the 3rd quarter for Buffalo, as Fitzpatrick threw another interception only a few minutes in, this time, a pick-six interception by Antonio Cromartie that put the Jets up 34-7. After Stephen Hill recorded his 2nd touchdown reception of the game to put the Jets up 41-7, the Bills eventually started to get going. Buffalo narrowed the Jets lead all the way down to 13 points (41-28) with 5:58 left in the fourth quarter but the damage was already done as they went on to lose 48-28. Fitzpatrick finished with much better stats than the way he actually played as he went 18-32 for 195 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Fred Jackson, the Bills starting running back went down early in the contest and was replaced by CJ Spiller. Spiller more than made up for Jackson’s absence, finishing with a game high 169 yards rushing on 14 carries and one touchdown. Receiving wise, three Bills receivers caught touchdown passes (Johnson, Jones, Chandler), as Buffalo’s offense scored 21 points in the second half. On the Jets side of the ball, almost everything went right as Sanchez threw three touchdowns while running back Shonn Greene ran for one touchdown. Overall, it was a horrible, ugly loss for the Bills and one that they would like to quickly forget. Buffalo must move on and now focus on their home opener vs. Kansas City week two, knowing that they must turn around things soon before they put themselves in a hole too large to climb out of. Additional Notes:
  • David Nelson was injured in the game and did not return. The Bills fear that he tore his ACL
  • Mario Williams did not record a sack in his Bills debut
  • The Bills fall to 21-32 in season openers
  • 4th time Buffalo lost by 20+ on opening day
  • 6th time in Bills history they allowed touchdowns to opposing special teams & defense in same game
  • Cordy Glenn was 1st Bills rookie to start opening day at LT since Glenn Parker in 1990
  • Fitzpatrick had 9th career 3+ passing touchdown game
Feature photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images The post Bills Embarrassed in Opener at Jets appeared first on Queen City Sports.
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