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NFL Week 17 PFF ReFocused: New York Jets 13, Buffalo Bills 6

The New York Jets capped off their 2019 season with a 13-6 win over the Buffalo Bills.

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Final Score

New York Jets 13, Buffalo Bills 6

New York Jets

The Jets may have come away with a win, but Sam Darnold was inconsistent today. He delivered some good strikes at the intermediate level between zone defenders but also threw some dangerous passes.

Le'Veon Bell ran well between the tackles, knifing his way through defenders to convert a number of first downs.

Tarell Basham hit Matt Barkley hard in the first quarter, and that hit very nearly resulted in a turnover. Basham had multiple pressures during the game and batted a pass at the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter to cap off a decent performance.

James Burgess also flashed at times for the Jets. He undercut a curl route and came away with an interception late in the second quarter, which led to a Jets field goal to end the first half.

Buffalo Bills

The Bills rested most of their offensive weapons today. Quarterback Josh Allen only played the first two drives for the Bills but was unable to complete a pass that wasn’t a screen, as both of his passes thrown beyond the line of scrimmage were not accurate. Matt Barkley replaced Allen and had three turnovers for the game — two interceptions and one lost fumble.

Duke Williams made some nice plays as a receiver for the Bills, as he topped the 100-yard mark for the game. It wasn't all good, however, as he also dropped a pass on third down that ended a Bills drive.

Buffalo's defense did a good job of taking away the deep ball and keeping everything in front of them. They minimized gains and didn't miss many tackles on the back end.

Rookie defensive tackle Ed Oliver made some splash plays, particularly against the run, where he produced some impressive wins and stops.

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