Bills rookie receiver Zay Jones scored the first touchdown of his career on a 10-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor and then appeared to suffer a right knee injury later in the quarter as the Jets held a 10-7 lead at halftime.
Video showed Jets cornerback Buster Skrine appearing to stick out his leg to trip Jones after Jones had beat him on an out-and-up route. Jones landed awkwardly as he tried to catch his balance, seeming to hyperextend his right knee. He writhed on the turf before being helped off the field, but remained on the Bills bench for the rest of the quarter.
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Tyrod Taylor looked good on the rare occasions he had time to throw, completing 11 of 14 passes in the first half for 115 yards and a score while being sacked five times. He picked up a long third down after Jones' injury and had the Bills into field-goal range before a Jordan Matthews fumble turned the ball over.
The Jets took a 10-7 lead on a 45-yard field goal from Chandler Catanzaro. A 20-yard touchdown to tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was nullified by an offensive pass interference penalty earlier on the drive.
Slim pickings: Receivers Brandon Tate and the newly acquired Kelvin Benjamin were inactive Thursday, so if Jones had to miss time, the Bills other receivers were Matthews, Andre Holmes, Deonte Thompson and maybe quarterback/utility man Joe Webb.