Jets Beat Bills 22-16 in Overtime

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Jets Beat Bills 22-16 in Overtime

The New York Jets won their season opener against the Buffalo Bills in a thrilling overtime game on Monday Night Football. The final score was 22-16 in favor of the Jets[1].

The game was highly anticipated due to the quarterback matchup between Josh Allen of the Bills and Aaron Rodgers of the Jets. However, the excitement was short-lived as Rodgers went down with an ankle injury on just his fourth play as a Jet. He did not return to the game after being sacked by defensive end Leonard Floyd for a 10-yard loss[1].

The Bills started the game strong, scoring the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter. However, the Jets quickly responded with a touchdown of their own to tie the game. The rest of the game was a back-and-forth battle, with both teams struggling to gain the upper hand[2].

The game went into overtime after the score was tied at 16-16 at the end of regulation. The Bills started with the ball in overtime but were unable to score. On their first play, Spencer Brown committed a false start, and Josh Allen threw two incompletions, forcing the Bills to punt. Jets rookie receiver and returner Xavier Gipson then evaded the Bills’ punt coverage team and returned Sam Martin’s punt 65 yards for a touchdown, winning the game for the Jets. Gipson’s walk-off score was only the third overtime punt return for a touchdown in NFL history[1].

Despite the loss, Josh Allen had a solid performance, throwing for 279 yards and two touchdowns. However, he also threw two interceptions and was sacked three times. On the other hand, Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson had a decent game, finishing 14 of 21 for 140 yards and a touchdown pass[4].

In addition to the quarterback matchup, the game also featured a matchup between brothers James Cook of the Bills and Dalvin Cook of the Jets. This was the second time the two faced off, with Dalvin and the Minnesota Vikings winning the first matchup last season. James Cook is now 0-2 in his career against his brother[1].

Overall, the game was a thrilling start to the NFL season, with the Jets showing amazing resolve after losing their starting quarterback to injury early in the game. The Bills will look to bounce back in their next game against the Miami Dolphins, while the Jets will face the New England Patriots[5].

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