In the first half of Sunday’s game against the Jets, the Bills didn’t deliver the offensive performance they had been accustomed to in recent games. However, they were able to avoid the turnovers that had plagued them under offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey’s tenure and take a commanding 16-0 lead. Running back James Cook scored a five-yard touchdown from Josh Allen, and the Bills added three field goals on their first three possessions to open up a comfortable margin.
The Jets, however, managed to pull back some ground before halftime with a touchdown pass from Zach Wilson to Breece Hall. Despite missing a two-point conversion, the Jets rallied and narrowed the Bills’ lead to 16-6. The Jet’s score was set up by an 18-yard pass from punter Thomas Morstead on a fake punt attempt, followed by a roughing the passer penalty and two more Hall catches for 26 yards.
Bills safety Taylor Rapp sustained an injury at the end of Hall’s touchdown and had to be taken off the field in an ambulance. However, Rapp was able to move on his own as he was being transported away. This touchdown marked the only extended drive of the half for the Jets, who gained just 28 yards and three first downs before that possession – highlighting how successful the Bills have been on that side of things so far.
Allen has thrown for 128 yards and one touchdown so far, while also throwing an interception on a Hail Mary at the end of half time and another interception in seven straight games. On defense, Jets safety Ashtyn Davis returned the ball into Bills territory but time expired during that play, leaving no chance for any additional points before halftime.