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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Bills flop on national TV

The Bills played solid, team football and flocked to the ball in piling up five wins before the calendar flipped to November. Thursday night, they did everything opposite.

The Bills committed three turnovers and took 11 penalties in a 34-21 loss to the Jets that included two garbage-time touchdowns.

Jerry Sullivan: With a chance to shine, the Bills came up small.

Bucky Gleason: The Bills' loss to the Jets was a setback, but they're still 5-3. It's not cause for alarm.

Tim Graham: The Pessimism envelops The Process in Bills' loss to the Jets.

Miss anything? It was a late one. Get up to speed in our quarterly analysis: 1st / 2nd / 3rd / 4th.



Buster Skrine claimed he didn't trip Zay Jones: Bills rookie receiver Zay Jones hurt his knee after colliding with Skrine during the second quarter. The replays made that collision look more like a trip, but Skrine claimed he and Jones "just got tangled." Video in the link.

Report Card: The Bills got dominated on both sides of the line, earning an F in the running game and run defense.

Incognito sounds off on Thursday night games: They're "bull----," he said. "These Thursday night games, they suck."

What we learned: Jay Skurski lists 10 observations from the Bills' ugly loss to the Jets.

Bills-Jets Matchup Winners: New York's D-line was a wrecking crew.

Ten Plays That Shaped the Game: The first play from scrimmage was a bad omen for the Bills, Mark Gaughan wrote. It didn't get much better from there.

Good tweets: The most painful Twitter reactions to the Bills loss to the Jets.

Prime time has not been kind to the Buffalo Bills

May the force be with you: Zay Jones scored his first career touchdown and broke into a Star Wars-themed celebration.

No Kelvin: The Bills chose not to dress new receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Related: Does Kelvin Benjamin have a drop issue?

Vic Carucci's Take Five: Same old story as Bills stub their collective toe in prime-time.

Notebook: Jordan Poyer and Ramon Humber returned from injury.

The Big Number: 63.

What They Said: McDermott, Taylor, McCoy, Bowles, McCown.

Healthy scratch: Bills guard John Miller is still adjusting to a foreign role – backup.

View from Vegas: Betting trends for Bills-Jets.

Trivia: What Bills player has the record for most receptions in a season?

Dear God: A Bills fan put his baby through a (miniature, possibly already broken) folding table in a viral video.

Tyrod Watch: His passing inside the pocket vs. outside through seven games.

Awards: Micah Hyde became the first Bills DB to win AFC Defensive Player of the Month.

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