Buffalo Bills: Leonard Floyd's activity in the backfield was huge in halting Jets

Leonard Floyd played a major role in stopping the Jets offensively. His presence in the backfield was key and contagious amongst his teammates.

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Buffalo Bills kept a winning record intact with a 32-6 win over the New York Jets in week 11. They move to 6-5 on the season and finish with a split in the season series with the Jets. The defense was all over the field for the Bills as they only allowed 155 total yards and New York was unable to convert any third downs all game.

Many defensive players had huge outings, but Leonard Floyd's pressure was big time in the Bills' win on Sunday. He was always in the backfield putting pressure on both Zach Wilson and Tim Boyle as he had three QB hits and 2.5 sacks. Floyd also tacked on two tackles for a loss for good measure. The lack of time for both New York quarterbacks led to only six points and a chance for the Bills to get a bounce-back win.

The Buffalo defensive end had similar fortunes against the Jets back in Week 1. In that game, he finished with 1.5 sacks, and it seems that he will come alive when the Bills play their AFC East rival from East Rutherford.

The sacks Floyd gathered were added to the Bills' total of six sacks in the game which is the second most in a game they have had all year, with their week three win over the Washington Commanders being the second most. The Bills now sit with the second most sacks among all NFL teams behind only the Baltimore Ravens.

Floyd had his best game of the year against the New York Jets, adding to a productive season for him that was much needed considering how battered the Bills defense is. He ranks eighth in the NFL in total sacks (9.5) and his tackle total of 24 has helped Buffalo become a top-five tackling team in the league.

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