Taylor & McCoy lead Bills past Jets, into first place in AFC East

Tyrod Taylor set a new franchise record as the Bills opened the season with a win over the Jets.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – After struggling in the preseason and despite questions about how ready he’d be in the season opener, Tyrod Taylor led the Bills to a 21-12 Week 1 win over the Jets Sunday at New Era Field.

The victory also puts Buffalo in first place in the AFC East.

LeSean McCoy ran for a game-high 110 yards and also hauled in five passes for 49 yards.

Taylor also became the Bills all-time leading rusher for a quarterback, passing Joe Ferguson with 1,174 career yards.

The offense opened the game with an impressive 13-play drive but couldn’t capitalize as Taylor was picked off in the end zone.

While the Bills defense kept the Jets off the board, Buffalo finally found paydirt early in the second quarter as Taylor and Charles Clay hooked up for the first touchdown of the year.


Buffalo would lead the Jets 7-6 at the half.  In total, the Bills defense held the Jets to just 85 yards in the first half.


After punting on their opening drive of the third quarter, the Bills put together back-to-back scoring drives to open up a 21-12 lead over New York.


Among the 408 total yards of offense the one stat that stick out is this: The Bills had 10 plays that went 15 or yards against the Jets on Sunday.

Buffalo will look to carry that momentum into Week 2 when the Bills hit the road to face Sean McDermott’s former team, the Carolina Panthers.

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