With first place in the AFC East on the line, the Jets began their 2017 season at New Era Field in Orchard Park, N.Y., home of the Buffalo Bills. On this day, the Jets defense kept the team in the game and did a good job of containing the Bills wide receivers, however they did have trouble with the tight end position. The offense played conservatively under QB Josh McCown, who scored the team’s first touchdown of the year on a 1-yard keeper but threw late-game interceptions.
The Jets defense made a red zone stop and take-away when CB Juston Burris intercepted a pass in the end zone.
K Chandler Catanzaro kicked field goals of 48 and 52 yards.
TE Eric Tomlinson made the biggest offensive play of the day with a 25-yard reception.
Newly acquired WR Jermaine Kearse led the team with 7 receptions for 59 yards.
First quarter stats included 0 first downs, 3 rushing yards and 13 passing yards.
At the half, the Jets had 11 rushing yards, 86 yards of total offense and 4 penalties for 52 yards.
A two-point conversion pass from McCown to WR Robby Anderson was incomplete.
The Jets got off to a slow start and only had possession for just over four minutes of the first quarter.
For the game, the team had 38 rushing yards and 214 yards of total offense.
Mental errors, gap control and run support from Jets linebackers were all evident.
Josh McCown threw two interceptions in the fourth quarter.
Jets inactive players included: QB Bryce Petty, WR Jeremy Kerley, CB Derrick Jones, S Rontez Miles, OL Dakota Dozier, TE Neal Sterling, TE Jordan Leggett