During the first half of Sunday’s game against the Jets, the Bills faced a difficult challenge. They were unable to deliver the offensive performance that had characterized their previous games under offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey’s leadership. However, they were able to avoid the turnovers that had plagued them in past weeks and take a narrow 16-0 lead.
James Cook caught a five-yard pass from Josh Allen and made field goals on three consecutive possessions, opening up a comfortable advantage over their opponents. The Jets, however, refused to give up and managed to score their first points of the day before halftime.
Their first touchdown was set up by punter Thomas Morstead’s 18-yard pass on a fake snap. This was followed by two roughing the passer penalties and two more catches from Breece Hall, totaling 26 yards. Despite missing out on a potential two-point conversion, the Jets rallied and cut the Bills’ lead to 16-6 by halftime.
While they had some success in their possession drives during this half, with 28 yards and three first downs before Hall’s touchdown drive, it was not enough to overcome the Bills’ early advantage. Taylor Rapp was injured during Hall’s touchdown drive and had to be carried off the field in an ambulance but managed to move on his own as he led him away.
On their side of the ball, Allen threw for 128 yards with one touchdown and one interception at Hail Mary late in the half. He has thrown an interception in seven straight games now which is something he will need to address if he wants his team to succeed in future games against tougher opponents like New York Jets