Buffalo Bills lose a thriller against the New York Jets in Week 1

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This Monday Night Football matchup was filled with numerous errors by the Buffalo Bills on offense. Quarterback Josh Allen ended his night with 236 passing yards and three interceptions in a loss to open the season.

At the start of the game, Buffalo's opening drive impressed. The offense appeared easy, simplified, and effective - exactly what fans were clamoring for after a 2022 season, which saw Josh Allen carry the load on offense.

The Bills couldn't have been more woeful in this contest on the attack. Though consistent, they failed to convert multiple third downs, the running game was largely ineffective, and Allen did nothing to cover up Buffalo's offensive issues.

The New York Jets, however, were opportunistic. They capitalized on excellent field position and found themselves ahead for the first time at the start of the fourth quarter.

Three turnovers in the second half were to Buffalo's demise. Allen threw two interceptions and fumbled on a run to give the Jets all they needed to conquer the reigning division champs.

The Bills would not go away. At the end of the fourth quarter, Buffalo found themselves down by three with possession for an opportunity to take the lead. Allen drove the Bills nine plays for 43 yards for a game-tying field goal by Tyler Bass.

Upon entering overtime, an ESPN graphic highlighted Josh Allen's 0-4 record in overtime games. After Buffalo failed to get a first down in extrra play, a punt return touchdown doomed Buffalo for its first loss of the 2023 season.

The Bills did not do enough to come away with the win, even with an apparently serious injury to Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Next week, the Bills face off against the Las Vegas Raiders at Highmark Stadium at 1:00 p.m. EST. The Bills hope to limit mistakes on Sunday and even its record at 1-1 against yet another AFC opponent.

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