Josh Allen, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills
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The New York Jets trail the Buffalo Bills by two scores at halftime

Mike White’s big opportunity hasn’t gone the way of the fifth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2018. Despite doing a decent job in a bunch of areas, the New York Jets have only put up three points.

Meanwhile, Josh Allen is tearing through Robert Saleh’s defense at every turn. His 187 yards have come despite Devin Singletary rushing for just 18 yards on the ground.

Jets Leaders

  • PASSING: Mike White (13 of 22, 129 yards., INT)
  • RUSHING: Michael Carter (6 carries, 23 yards)
  • RECEIVING: Ty Johnson (5 receptions, 36 yards)

Bills Leaders

  • PASSING: Josh Allen (15 of 21, 187 yards, 2 TD)
  • RUSHING: Devin Singletary (2 carries, 18 yards)
  • RECEIVING: Stefon Diggs (5 receptions, 88 yards, TD)

15:01?

Have Mike White’s 15 minutes of fame finally expired? The passing sensation got lucky through dropped interceptions and overthrows, though he was victimized by another turnover that wasn’t fully his fault (hit on the throw).

The Jets have shown an increased reliance in the short game as White has struggled against a very strong Buffalo defense. New York did allow White to air things out on the final drive of the quarter, which ended on Matt Ammendola’s 48-yard field goal.

Is there a doctor in the house?

Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is active for the Jets today, and they may need to turn to him if Greg Van Roten continues to struggle.

Van Roten allowed the pressure on White’s interception, one that led to the Tyler Bass field goal that made it a two-score affair. Duvernary-Tardif’s activation has possibly started a clock of sorts on Van Roten’s time in the interior.

So far, he hasn’t responded to the challenge.

Stampeding Buffalo

The Jets’ defensive struggles from Indianapolis carried over in the early going, allowing points on each of their first two possessions (albeit one that was set up 43 yards away from the end zone after the aforementioned interception. But they stabilized after the early struggles thanks to a strong pass rush effort that got to Josh Allen twice and knocked him down on four other occasions.

Blitzing safety Jarrod Wilson was particularly impressive, earning a blindside takedown that Allen never saw coming and two further hits.

Josh Allen has connected with Stefon Diggs and Matt Breida for touchdowns, which represents the difference in the game.

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: geoffmags90@gmail.com

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