Buffalo Bills Week 11 Post Game Report
Buffalo came to play in their week 11 contest against the New York Jets in the second of two meetings this season. After dropping the first meeting earlier this season, Buffalo took New York out to the woodshed with a 37-14 victory on a unseasonably warm Western New York Sunday. Buffalo beat up and battered Jets quarterback Geno Smith all day long, eventually chasing him from the game in favor of backup Matt Simms. On the opening possession of the game, Marcel Dareus laid a big lick on Smith forcing him from the game for a play after laying slightly injured on the turf after the play. From that moment on Smith really wasn’t the same quarterback exhibiting happy feet syndrome in the pocket, causing a lack of accuracy and rushed throws.
Buffalo completely dominated the first half, after a missed field goal by Jets Kicker Nick Folk in the 30mph gusting winds. Taking a 20-0 lead into halftime, that proved all Buffalo would need to improve to 4-7, dropping New York to 5-6. Buffalo’s defense forced four turnovers on the day, taking one for a touchdown when Da’Norris Searcy picked off a lazy pass from Smith and scampered into the end zone. Kyle Williams led the Charge on defense with two sacks and a forced fumble which Buffalo recovered, shortly after punching in for another touchdown.
All in all Buffalo turned the four turnovers into 17 points, while committing none themselves, the true tale of the tape. Buffalo opened the scoring after the missed Nick Folk field goal by hitting one of their own off the leg of Dan Carpenter. After shutting down the Jets, later in the half Buffalo went on a run scoring 17 points in a 2:50 span starting with a 34-yard T.J. Graham touchdown. After a 2-yard Brian Moorman punt, The Jets finally got on the board after a 1-yard Chris Ivory plunge giving the Jets a glimmer of hope. Hope which would be taken away just three minutes later when Marquise Goodwin blew past Antonio Cromartie for a 43-yard connection with E.J. Manuel to put Buffalo up 27-7.
Again three minutes later the Bills scored one more touchdown after the Searcy interception return. New York went on to add another touchdown in mop up time, and Carpenter kicked one more field goal as Buffalo rounded out the scoring to even the season series with their division rivals. Perhaps next time a little more preparation, a little less bocce ball fellas.