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Mark Gaughan's Big Play: Powell gashes Bills for 51

The New York Jets gave the Buffalo Bills heaping doses of their own medicine in Thursday night's nationally televised football game.

The Jets used power running, dominant defense and takeaways to whip the Bills' 34-21.

The back-breaking play was a 51-yard run by Bilal Powell in the third quarter to set up the score that put the Jets ahead by 17 points.

The Bills had given up only three runs of more than 20 yards all season, with 32 yards being the longest.

The Jets overpowered the Bills off right tackle and Powell cut up the middle of the field to the Buffalo 10. Tight end Eric Tomlinson, lined up at fullback, put a lead block on linebacker Preston Brown. Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins arguably was holding linebacker Ramon Humber to the outside.

Powell's path forward was stopped but he kept his feet moving and slipped out of a missed tackle attempt by Jordan Poyer. Then he was in the clear.

The Jets scored on the next play, a 10-yard run off right tackle by Matt Forte.

The Jets entered the game ranked tied for 22nd in the NFL in rushing with an average of 95 yards a game. They finished with 194.

Vic Carucci's Points After: Jets 34, Bills 21

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