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Third-quarter analysis: Special teams gets in on the fun

The Buffalo Bills are getting it done in all three phases tonight.

Running back Anthony Dixon blocked a punt in the third quarter against the New York Jets inside Ford Field, and defensive end Manny Lawson recovered it for a touchdown as the Bills have turned it into a blowout.

The blocked punt and touchdown recovery is the first time the Bills have done that in a game since Dec. 19, 2004 against the Cincinnati Bengals, when Jason Peters blocked and recovered it for a score.

That followed a 53-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter on the Bills' opening drive of the second half -- another good play from the special teams.

To the bench: The Jets finally put Michael Vick out of his misery. The New York quarterback was pulled from the lineup in favor of Geno Smith after throwing an interception to Bills safety Duke Williams. He returned it to the New York 16-yard line, and two plays later Fred Jackson was in the end zone. Carpenter's extra point made it 31-3.

Second guess: Bills coach Doug Marrone lost a challenge in the third quarter, unsuccessfully trying to reverse a 34-yard completion to Eric Decker. There didn't appear to be enough evidence to reverse the call. Marrone is now 3 of 5 on challenges this season.

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