(ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) — The Buffalo Bills forced four turnovers highlighted by Jairius Byrd’s two interceptions, as the Bills clobbered the New York Jets 37-14 Sunday.
Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith never got comfortable as he was sacked four times and completed only 8 of 23 passes for 103 yards, three interceptions and one fumble.
“I think the defensive backs played extremely well,” Bills head coach Doug Marrone said. “People like to say it starts up front, but really you start in the back end. We were man to man, we were on them, we were breaking on balls all day long. I really think they had a good feel; it’s a credit to the defensive back. The guys up front, they were going after him, moving the spot, moving him around a little bit and really getting some hits, legal clean hits on him early on in the game which I think helped.”
Despite playing without his two leading receivers, Bills quarterback EJ Manuel completed 20 of 28 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
“He played with a lot of poise,” Marrone said of Manuel. “The pressure was coming, really made some good throws. Really some outstanding throws, really handled things well. Wasn’t really rattled at all during the whole game. Had a good demeanor of himself and he was going back and throwing it.”
The Jets (5-5) are now the first team in NFL history to alternate wins and losses through the first 10 weeks of the season.
The Bills (4-7) snap a three-game losing streak with the win.
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