One of the most anticipated NFL games the fans wanted to watch, was the first game of Aaron Rodgers as the New York Jets quarterback. With over 85 thousand fans (drove more fans than Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014), the fans wanted to see the match-up between two great quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen, which did not happen at the end.
Rodgers in his fourth play got sacked by defensive end Leonard Floyd for a 10-yard loss. In that play Rodgers went down with an ankle injury (some say his Achilles is the concern), The 39-year-old was taken out of the game and would have the MRI on Tuesday after X-rays during the game were negative. The NFL Lines are uncertain, no Rodgers it could be a long season for the Jets.
Zach Wilson Took Over Again
Looked nervous when he was forced to take over, but he did enough for his team, to come out on top with 140 passing yards, a passing touchdown, and one interception.
The Jet’s defense also did its part, as Allen was sacked five times and threw three interceptions by Jordan Whitehead in a wild and ugly season opener.
But Josh Allen, wasn’t also that sharp last night, completed more than 70% of his passes against the New York Jets, but his problem was connecting Jets safety Whitehead on three occasions, tying his career high for interceptions in one game. We also have to add his fumble late in the fourth quarter with the game tied, which in the end was costly as the Buffalo Bills lost the opener 22-16 against the Jets without Rodgers. Allen and Diggs had their yesterday, Diggs finished with 10 receptions for 102 yards (Josh and Diggs reached 30 regular season TDs).
The Bills and their defense allowed multiple big plays from the Jets running backs, Breece Hall rushed for 10 times for 127 yards, including an 83-yard that helped for a future field goal. The Jets and their defense are the team that most interceptions have made Allen make, they have caught 11 interceptions on this quarterback. NFL Odds, even if the Bills lost , they are a contending team and will get deep in the playoffs.
3:09 1Q, Buffalo 3, New York Jets 0, Tyler Bass 40-yard field goal
10:35 2 Q, Buffalo 3, New York Jets 3, Greg Zuerlein 26-yard field goal
4:43 2 Q, Buffalo 10, NYJ 0, Josh Allen pass short right to Stefon Diggs for 5 yards touchdown.
0:00 OT, Buffalo 16, NYJ 22, Xavier Gipson returns Sam Martin punt 65 yards, touchdown.
How the game ended, what a play, After a strange game, Xavier Gipson returns a punt for a 65-yard game-winning touchdown.
Last update, Aaron Rodgers tore his left Achilles tendon
Four plays, that was Aaron Rodgers’s season as a new player of the New York Jets, Does this change the plan the Jets had for the season? , Can they make it to the playoffs without the 39-year veteran? Those will be the big questions for a team that was expected to go deep into the playoffs and give their fans emotions they haven’t felt in years.