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Third-quarter analysis: Bills defense reaches a half dozen takeaways

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Jets are doing everything in their power to hand today's game to the Buffalo Bills.

The Jets have turned the ball over a half dozen times at MetLife Stadium, including twice in the third quarter.

The first came when quarterback Michael Vick was sacked by Corbin Bryant. Vick fumbled on the play, and the ball was recovered by Bills defensive tackle Stefan Charles.

After a 29-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter gave the Bills a 30-17 lead, the Jets got the ball and Vick went right back to work giving it to the Bills. He overthrew his intended receiver by a mile, leading to an interception by safety Da'Norris Searcy.

Not fooling anyone: The Jets should probably rip the page out of their playbook that calls for T.J. Graham to lay down in the end zone on a kickoff return. Then they should burn that page.

The Jets tried that bit of trickery in the third quarter when Percy Harvin received the kickoff 9 yards deep in the end zone, then brought the ball out to the New York 2-yard line. He looked across for Graham, who got up after Harvin caught the kickoff, but the Bills had the play sniffed out. Harvin was then brought down at the Jets' 3.

Stat check: Playing without Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, the Bills have run 22 times for 46 yards through three quarters.

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