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Fourth-quarter analysis: Bills empty the bench in a blowout win

The Buffalo Bills were in empty-the-bench mode in the fourth quarter.

Led by quarterback EJ Manuel, the Bills' backups got a chance to play in a blowout victory over the New York Jets inside Ford Field. Manuel took over for the Bills' final drive, but didn't throw a pass as the Bills had the 38-3 lead that would be the final score.

He handed off three times to Anthony Dixon, whose 30-yard touchdown run on the previous possession officially put the game away.

Defensively, linebacker Ty Powell got first first career sack, and rookie cornerback Ross Cockrell saw his first action on defense this season. Marcus Easley, a special teams standout, also saw his first action of the season at wide receiver.

Career night: Receiver Robert Woods finished off a career game with two more catches for 45 yards in the fourth quarter. That gave him nine catches for 118 yards -- both career highs.

Fitting end: Jets quarterback Geno Smith couldn't find an open receiver on the game's final play. He kept looking ... and looking ... but instead of throwing the ball, stepped out of bounds. That gave Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes the easiest sack he'll get this season.

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