Payments’ Josh Allen has considered one of his worst days within the NFL in a loss to the Rodgers-less Jets


Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen threw three interceptions and misplaced a fumble late within the fourth quarter of what grew to become a 22-16 additional time loss.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen attempts a pass.
Buffalo Payments quarterback Josh Allen (17) makes an attempt a move throughout Monday evening’s recreation towards the New York Jets. Adam Starvation/AP Photograph

EAST RUTHEERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After Aaron Rodgers went down with an Achilles tendon harm early in his debut with the New York Jets, the Buffalo Payments seemingly had a simple path to a season-opening win at MetLife Stadium.

They didn’t rely on Professional Bowl quarterback Josh Allen messing issues up with considered one of his worst video games within the NFL, turning the ball over 4 instances.

Allen threw three interceptions and misplaced a fumble late within the fourth quarter of what grew to become a 22-16 additional time loss. The Jets walked it off because of a 65-yard punt return by rookie Xavier Gipson.

  • New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) is tended to on the field during the first quarter.

    Aaron Rodgers injures his left Achilles tendon in his first collection for the Jets

“We ready so arduous, the trouble was there. Our guys performed so arduous. Protection gave us alternatives,” Allen stated. “They performed a heck of a recreation. It sucks while you really feel like you’re the purpose and I’m the rationale we misplaced tonight.”

Jets security Jordan Whitehead made all of the picks, together with two ill-advised deep passes and one other alongside the sideline that arrange Garrett Wilson’s spectacular, juggling landing with just below 5 minutes left in regulation that tied the sport at 13.

Allen stated for some unexplained purpose he pressured passes.

“Mindset-wise, simply belief in what I see, sticking with it and never making an attempt to power something,” stated Allen, who was 29 of 41 for 236 yards and a landing. “It’s a very good protection we’re enjoying however we will’t play two guys. You possibly can’t play them and us. I performed us tonight.”

After the Jets tied the sport, Allen fumbled on the following possession to arrange a go-ahead area aim by Greg Zuerlein with lower than two minutes to play.

“It simply form of slipped via my arms,” Allen stated. “We had a movement. I went to seize it and was simply making an attempt to get yards. Simply obtained hit on a number of sides.”

Allen moved the Payments 43 yards in 9 performs and Buffalo pressured additional time when Tyler Bass transformed a 50-yard area aim that deflected off the left upright and thru with 2 seconds to play.

“I damage our workforce tonight,” Allen stated. “I value our workforce tonight and it feels eerily much like final 12 months. I hate that it’s the identical.”

Allen is now 0-5 in additional time video games, together with two setbacks within the playoffs.

Tight finish Dawson Knox stated one particular person isn’t responsible in soccer.

“That’s what nice leaders do, take it upon themselves,” Knox stated. “He is aware of there are issues all of us set to work on. It’s by no means simply on him however that’s the character of this enterprise. Huge wins, he’ll get the credit score. Huge losses, he’ll take the credit score additionally.”

Buffalo coach Sean McDermott stated his workforce wanted to be smarter with a 13-3 halftime lead and Zach Wilson enjoying rather than Rodgers after the opening collection.

“With all due respect to Zach, they’re two completely different quarterbacks, simply from expertise alone,” McDermott stated. “And that’s while you’re up 13-3 at halftime and also you’re saying care for the soccer, be good. And we weren’t good. Once you shoot your self within the foot, it’s arduous to win video games.”