LeSean McCoy Injury: Bills RB Leaves Game Holding Wrist

KEYS TO THE GAME: The Jets couldn't ask for a better opening opponent than the Bills, who also are rebuilding/tanking (?) with their eyes on 2018 and beyond. "That's how we play the game", said Sean McDermott. "We want to do that, keep guys fresh. And we pretty much hurt ourselves", Wilkerson said.

"It was big", Taylor said.

A lot can happen in a short amount of time in the NFL, and I learned that can apply to my football team. The team has moved on from nearly all of former general manager Doug Whaley's draft selections and signings. Josh McCown finished the first half completing 12-of-15 passes, but majority were short - he threw for only 85 yards before halftime.

In Week 1 we witnessed some of that increased presence in the passing game.

The Bills got off to a winning start in coach Sean McDermott's debut by leaning on a ground game that has led the National Football League in yards rushing.

True that, but the Bills are going to have to guard against overusing McCoy because he is engine that drives their offense.

It was an otherwise splendid afternoon for the Bills, who rolled the Jets for their first victory of the season.

This was poor game management.

"We're not going to hang our heads", Bowles said.

"It's all right", McCoy said. "I couldn't feel it". I couldn't squeeze the ball.

Eleven months ago, Bowles offered this explanation for why he punted despite being down 24-13 with 7:36 left in regulation: "We figured we could get them pinned down there and go three-and-out..."

The Buffalo Bills beat the New York Jets in a 1 o'clock kickoff today 21-12. He also had five receptions for 49 yards. The Bears have some weapons on offense too, like running back Jordan Howard and quarterback Mike Glennon will need a good running game. Home field advantage nets the Bills a week one win.

However, Josh McCown did have an effective day, especially on moderate passes. Though Peterman showed promise in the preseason, Taylor earned the starting spot by throwing for 3,023 yards and 17 touchdowns with just six interceptions and running for another 580 yards and six scores past year.

McCoy is the main target for the Jets defense. Additionally, Matthews's first catch of the day, a mid-range pass over the middle, was caught in the middle of three defenders.

Juston Burris intercepted a Tyrod Taylor pass in the end zone early in the second quarter.

K Chandler Catanzaro kicked field goals of 48 and 52 yards.

Buffalo kicker Stephen Hauschka missed a 46-yard field goal with about four minutes left in the second quarter that would have given the Bills a 10-3 lead. LT just went into the Hall of Fame. Jets QB Bryce Petty (knee) participated in warmups, but was inactive. How will Josh McCown perform? The perception around the league is that the Jets are tanking and are going to be disgusting, while the Bills are rebuilding and aren't exactly expected to contend for a playoff spot either.

The Jets have not reached the playoffs since 2010, and the Bills have not done it since 1999.

  • Julie Sanders