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NFL Week 9 Game Recap: New York Jets 20, Buffalo Bills 17

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) throws the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Saleh has even more receipts to add to his collection, as his team wasn't given much of a chance against the team most power rankings consider the best team in football. But in the end, it was the New York Jets who came away victorious Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Offensive spotlight: Even without Breece Hall, the Jets ground game punched the Bills in the mouth over and over again Sunday. Michael Carter had his best game of the season with 76 yards on 12 carries, including seven broken tackles.

The most notable offensive performance wasn't so positive, as Bills QB Josh Allen had easily his worst game all season, finishing 18-of-34 for 205 yards with no touchdowns and two picks. He continually tried to attack downfield (12.1-yard average depth of target) to no avail. He particularly struggled under pressure, going 1-of-5 for 15 yards and taking five sacks on 12 dropbacks.

Defensive spotlight: The Jets defensive line came to play on Sunday. John Franklin-Myers was the headliner, with five total pressures on 26 pass-rushing snaps. As a team, they had five sacks from five different players on the day in an all-around tremendous performance.

Rookie spotlight: The Jets rookie class continues to star on both sides of the ball. Garrett Wilson made plays through the air all game, with eight catches for 92 yards on nine targets. On the other side of the ball, Sauce Gardner may have given up the most yards he has all season (77), but he got the last laugh. He had a crucial pick and the game-ending pass breakup on Gabriel Davis

Offensive line spotlight: The biggest story of this game was easily the performance of the Jets' offensive line in pass protection. Against a top-three-graded pass-rushing defensive line coming into the game, New York’s offensive line combined didn't allow a single pressure on 29 pass plays on first review. Some of that was obviously aided by a quick passing game plan that saw Zach Wilson have a 2.39-second average time to throw, but it was a very impressive performance nonetheless.

Box Score

Passing
Buffalo Bills
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Josh Allen 26.8 18 / 34 205 6.0 0 2 42 5 46.8
New York Jets
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Zach Wilson 11.6 18 / 25 154 6.2 1 0 24 2 101.1
Rushing
Buffalo Bills
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Josh Allen 26.8 9 86 9.6 2 36 0
Devin Singletary 8.8 8 24 3.0 0 5 0
James Cook 5.3 4 15 3.8 0 6 0
Isaiah McKenzie 4.1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0
New York Jets
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Garrett Wilson 17.9 1 7 7.0 0 7 0
Michael Carter 15.6 12 76 6.3 1 25 0
James Robinson 13.3 13 48 3.7 0 16 0
Zach Wilson 11.6 5 24 4.8 0 13 1
Ty Johnson 1.7 2 17 8.5 0 12 0
Ashtyn Davis 0.2 1 2 2.0 0 2 0
Receiving
Buffalo Bills
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Stefon Diggs 14.3 10 5 93 9.3 0 42
Devin Singletary 8.8 5 4 24 4.8 0 11
Dawson Knox 5.5 4 3 25 6.2 0 17
Gabe Davis 5.3 5 2 33 6.6 0 18
James Cook 5.3 4 2 18 4.5 0 10
Isaiah McKenzie 4.1 3 2 12 4.0 0 9
Jake Kumerow 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Nyheim Hines 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
New York Jets
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Garrett Wilson 17.9 9 8 92 10.2 0 24
Michael Carter 15.6 1 1 10 10.0 0 10
James Robinson 13.3 2 2 5 2.5 1 7
C.J. Uzomah 4.6 3 3 16 5.3 0 6
Denzel Mims 2.2 4 1 12 3.0 0 12
Tyler Conklin 1.7 2 1 7 3.5 0 7
Braxton Berrios 1.6 2 1 6 3.0 0 6
Jeff Smith 1.6 1 1 6 6.0 0 6

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