The Bills’ offense struggled to find its rhythm in the first half, relying on field goals to keep their lead against the Jets. However, things changed in the third quarter when Josh Allen connected with Khalil Shakir for his third touchdown pass of the day, extending the Bills’ lead to 29-6. The play was a result of a missed interception attempt by Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner, which allowed Shakir to scamper 81 yards, the longest play from scrimmage so far in the NFL season.
Before the long touchdown pass, Allen also scored a touchdown on the Bills’ first drive of the second half, connecting with running back Ty Johnson. In his first game with interim offensive coordinator Joe Brady in charge, Allen completed 19 of 29 passes for 273 yards.
After punting on their first possession of the third quarter, it seemed like the Jets were struggling to find the offensive firepower needed to get back into the game.