The Bills continued to show signs of wilting under the bright lights of a prime-time game in the third quarter. They missed tackles, hurt themselves with penalties and lost at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
The Jets took firm control of the game with two touchdowns that pushed their lead to 24-7. Their second scoring drive of the quarter was a back-breaker, going 61 yards to the end zone in just two plays. Bilal Powell started it off by gashing the defense for a 51-yard run down to the 10, and Matt Forte rumbled into the end zone on the next play. Their 164 rushing yards through three quarters were already the most the Bills had given up all season.
The Bills' ensuing drive was a microcosm of their struggles on offense. Tyrod Taylor threw a great pass to tight end Nick O'Leary on third and 10. O'Leary caught it and went to the ground but wasn't touched. He got up, was hit and fumbled, turning the ball over on the Jets' 31.
Hughes penalty: All this game was missing was a Jerry Hughes personal foul, and he managed to pick one up during an injury timeout for Ramon Humber. The Bills had more penalty yards (54) than net offensive yards (52) in the quarter.
Jones back: Despite a scary-looking injury in the second quarter, Zay Jones returned for the third quarter.