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NFL Week 1 PFF ReFocused: Buffalo Bills 17, New York Jets 16

By PFF Analysis Team
Sep 8, 2019

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Josh Allen kicks his sophomore year off with a W as the Buffalo Bills beat the New York Jets, 17-16, in Week 1 of the 2019 season.

PFF’s ReFocused series features immediate takeaways from the two analysts who graded the game live. The two offer a detailed breakdown of the game’s most notable performances before the grades and advanced stats are reviewed and finalized by Senior Analysts.

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Final Score

Buffalo Bills 17, New York Jets 16

Buffalo Bills

It was an up-and-down day for Josh Allen as he started his sophomore season with a win. While he made good throws and led his team to two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter, he also had multiple careless turnovers and even more throws that should’ve been picked off. Had he cleaned those up, they wouldn’t have needed the big comeback.

Tremaine Edmunds had himself a solid game in coverage today. He was targeted multiple times and allowed a few catches, but only one of them was for a first down. The rest of them he managed to make the tackle short of the sticks.

Rookie takeaway

The Bills cut LeSean McCoy before the season because they believed in Devin Singletary, and it’s easy to see why. He had a number of impressive plays in this game, both on the ground and in the air. He was probably the biggest reason why the Bills’ offense was able to turn the game around late.

New York Jets

Sam Darnold looked solid but unspectacular for the Jets in this game. He made a handful of nice throws while keeping it safe and not turning it over, but he was unable to really stretch the field, and that’s a big reason why the Jets weren’t able to build a bigger lead early in this game.

It was the first game in 602 days for Le’Veon Bell, and he didn’t miss a beat. His patient running style was on display as he managed to make something out of nothing all afternoon. He capped it off with a great grab around his knees on his touchdown catch in the third quarter.

C.J. Mosely was all over the field for the Jets’ defense, and he made play after play in coverage. He had multiple defensive stops in the passing game as well as his big interception return touchdown.

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