Nov 17, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (95) tackles New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) after he throws a pass during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

AFC East: New York Jets Crash and Burn Against Bills

All season the New York Jets have alternated winning and losing, and today was their day to lose. They were embarrassed by the division-rival Bills 37-14 and looked like a complete mess. The first quarter signaled the Jets would have a rough game when the previously-perfect kicker Nick Folk missed his first field goal of the season. The second quarter was dominated by the Bills as they put up 20 of their 37 points: two field goals by Dan Carpenter, a 34 yard TD pass to T.J. Graham from EJ Manuel under pressure, and a 3 yard TD run by Frank Summers after the Bills forced a Geno Smith fumble at the Jets 4 yard line.

Chris Ivory capped off the Jets 7 play, 40 yard drive  in the third quarter with a touchdown, finally putting the Jets on the board. The Bills answered two drives later, though, with a 43 yard TD pass to Marquice Goodwin. The Bills capitalized on yet another Jet turnover at the end of the third when Da’Norris Searcy picked off Geno Smith on a screen pass to Santonio Holmes and took it 32 yards to the house.

Geno Smith was benched for the fourth quarter after going an abysmal 8/23 for 103 yards with 3 picks and a fumble. Backup Matt Simms gave the Jets their only other points of the day with a TD pass to Jeff Cumberland in the fourth quarter. He finished 4/6 for 60 yards and a TD. The Jets defense that was supposed to be improved after the signing of Ed Reed got torched by EJ Manuel, who finished the game 20/28 for 245 yards and 2 TDs. Mistakes and miscues killed the Jets; 4 turnovers and going 2-11 on third down makes a game nearly impossible to win. Perhaps the team shouldn’t have gone to Dave & Buster’s yesterday instead of having the usual pre-game meeting.

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