The Buffalo Bills were forced into a shorter period of training and a new venue for their recent game against the New York Jets. With much of Buffalo covered in snow and the roads being practically impossible to move around in, the Bills had to move their game by one day and play it at Ford Field in Detroit. 56,044 fans got free tickets to the game and the Bills did not seem to miss a beat at the least as they defeated the Jets 38-3.
The only points that the Bills managed to get during the game was a 27-yard field goal by Nick Folk late in the first quarter. The Bills held the team to several punts throughout the half. Kyle Orton had two touchdown passes during the half.
The Bills would pull away in the third quarter by scoring 17 points. It started with a 53-yard field goal from Dan Carpenter and then continued on the Jets' next possession as the Bills blocked a punt in the Jets' red zone. Manny Lawson recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown. Duke Williams soon after intercepted a pass which then led to a Fred Jackson touchdown run. The situation for the Jets fell to the point where Michael Vick was replaced at quarterback by Geno Smith, the quarterback that Vick had replaced as the starter not too long ago. The Bills ran out the clock in the fourth and got a touchdown run from Anthony Dixon.
Kyle Orton went 24-32 for the Bills with 230 passing yards. Robert Woods had 116 receiving yards for the Bills as well. His total was almost higher than the total of 126 passing yards that Vick and Smith combined for. The Bills also had seven sacks; five were against Vick and Jerry Hughes and Mario Williams had two sacks each.
The Bills were originally favored by -2.5. The over/under of 42.5 was also barely missed.
The Bills are now 6-5 and are one game out of a playoff spot. The Jets fell to 2-9 for the season.