Aaron Rodgers Makes New York Jets Debut Against Buffalo Bills

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Aaron Rodgers Makes New York Jets Debut Against Buffalo Bills

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After more than seven months of waiting, the NFL is back for what promises to be another thrilling season. The action kicked off on Thursday with a shock win for the Detroit Lions over the Kansas City Chiefs and continued on Sunday with a full slate of contests across the league. Thirty teams have taken the field, but one of the most highly anticipated Week 1 matchups hasn’t happened yet. On Monday night, future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers made his New York Jets debut against divisional rival and AFC East juggernaut Buffalo Bills[1].

The game was highly anticipated due to the quarterback matchup between Rodgers and Josh Allen of the Bills. 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. Despite Rodgers’ injury, the Jets put up a valiant effort, with backup quarterback Zach Wilson leading the team to a 22-16 overtime victory over the Bills[1].

The game was a back-and-forth battle, with both teams struggling to gain the upper hand. 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 battle of field goals, with both teams trading scores throughout the game[1].

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 Rodgers’ injury, the Jets were able to come away with a win in their season opener. The team will look to build on their momentum in their next game against the New England Patriots. As for Rodgers, the extent of his injury is still unknown, and it remains to be seen when he will be able to return to the field[1].

References

  1. How to watch Aaron Rodgers make his New York Jets debut against the Buffalo Bills

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