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Jay Skurski's fourth-quarter analysis: Sammy Watkins puts the cherry on top

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- There was no stopping Sammy Watkins this time.

The Buffalo Bills' rookie receiver finally got his touchdown in the fourth quarter today against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Watkins scored from 61 yards out, making the score 43-17 and officially declaring the rout to be on.

Watkins finished the game (which finished as a 43-23 Bills win) with just three catches, but they went for 157 yards, establishing a new career high.

Watkins' catch was quarterback Kyle Orton's fourth touchdown pass of the game, tying his career high. Orton would have had five had Watkins not been tackled early while celebrating in the second quarter.

Overturned: Poor Leodis McKelvin. He was the only member of the Bills' starting secondary not to record an interception against the Jets. It looked like McKelvin did pick off Michael Vick in the fourth quarter -- which would have been the Jets' seventh turnover -- but after review the pass was ruled incomplete.

Another flag: The brutal afternoon for Nigel Bradham continued in the fourth quarter when he took his fourth penalty of the game -- this one for a facemask. Bradham did, however, lead the Bills in tackles with 11 tackles.

 

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