The Mike White era may have reached its end

  • New York Jets 17 (2-7)
  • Buffalo Bills 45 (6-3)
  • NFL, Week 10, Final, Box Score
  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Week 10 Final
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If anything, the New York Jets quarterback situation exits the weekend burdened with considerably less controversy.

A four-interception outing for Mike White dominated the headlines of the Buffalo Bills’ yearly visit to MetLife Stadium, as a run of 28 consecutive points powered them to a 45-17 victory on Sunday afternoon.

It didn’t take long for Buffalo to establish their Sunday stranglehold, needing only five plays to complete a 58-yard effort to give them a first-quarter lead they would never relinquish.

Josh Allen got things started with a 15-yard pass to Matt Breida before White’s first turnover of the day, an interception in the hands of Taron Johnson, yielded a Tyler Bass field goal.

Thanks to a strong pass rush effort that got to Allen twice in the half, the Jets managed to keep pace with the Bills during the second quarter.

The efforts were partially rewarded with a 48-yard field for Matt Ammendola, but the Bills immediately re-established their two-possession lead before the half on a 12-yard score from Allen to Stefon Diggs.

New York began to drive on one last possession with under a minute to go, but a Corey Davis fumble stifled any further efforts to cut into the lead.

The first five possessions of the second half ended in either a White interception or a Buffalo touchdown. The Bills enjoyed scores on the ground from Breida, Isaiah McKenzie, and Zach Moss while Levi Wallace and Jordan Poyer earned the turnovers.

New York did enjoy a brief moment of brevity through a Sharrod Neasman interception that led to a Michael Carter touchdown, but that score only shortened the Jets’ deficit to four touchdowns.

It was Neasman’s first career interception and the first for a member of the Jets’ secondary this season.

The Bills capped off their scoring with a two-yard score for Singletary. White was eventually forced to leave the game with a fourth-quarter injury sustained on a penalty.

The Jets were able to add one last garbage time score when Flacco found Elijah Moore for a 15-yard score that created the final tally.

New York (2-7) and Buffalo (6-3) will meet again at Highmark Stadium on Jan. 9, the regular-season finale for both teams.

The Jets return to action next Sunday afternoon at home against the Miami Dolphins (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email:
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2 years ago

Mike White crashes is the headline coming out of this? How about Sala & his defense crashes? That was a Jets Twitter worthy headline; & that’s not a compliment!