Zach Wilson, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills
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The Jets played two quarterbacks but couldn’t get anything on offense going once again

Josh Allen threw for 275 yards and three scores as the Buffalo Bills took revenge on the New York Jets for Week 1’s shocking victory to the tune of a 32-6 shellacking at Highmark Stadium. The Jets (4-6) finally sat Zach Wilson in favor of Tim Boyle but failed to generate any lasting momentum in yet another heartbreaking defeat.

The Jets’ attempt at earning their first sweep of their yearly set with the Bills since 2016 was doomed from the start, as Reggie Gilliam forced a fumble from Week 1 hero Xavier Gipson that allowed Buffalo to start at the cusp of the red zone. Fortunately for the Jets, they forced a three-and-out capped off by a Quinnen Williams sack, forcing the Bills to settle for a Tyler Bass field goal.

With the Jets’ offense still stagnant, the Bills added two more field goals from Bass, creating a 9-0 lead that proved insurmountable. Their first touchdown came when Josh Allen found James Cook for a nine-yard score after Rasul Douglas swiped an interception from Wilson.

The Jets’ lone sustenance came at the end of the half. Thomas Morestead’s fake punt became a pass that found Brandin Echols for 44 yards. A replay review reduced the gain to 18, but the Jets nonetheless ended their long touchdown drought on Wilson’s nine-yard tally to Breece Hall. The Jets failed to convert the two-point conversion, creating a 16-6 halftime deficit.

Consecutive Allen touchdown passes more or less sealed the deal. Former Jet Ty Johnson took a one-yard fourth down 28 yards for a score before Khalil Shakir scored on an 81-yard catch-and-run.

Time will tell who lines up center for the Jets when they return to MetLife Stadium on Friday for a holiday showdown against the Miami Dolphins (3 p.m. ET, Amazon Prime Video).

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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