Given the circumstances, it would be fair to call the loss that the Buffalo Bills suffered on Monday Night Football in Week 1 to the New York Jets a shocking one. The Jets lost starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers on their fourth offensive play of the game, which sucked the energy right out of MetLife Stadium.
Zach Wilson was called upon to take his place in the lineup and struggled mightily in the early going. All of the hope and optimism that surrounded the Jets was gone as the Bills were going to blow their doors off.
But, that isn’t what happened. Wilson became more poised and the Jets’ defense rose to the occasion. Their defense kept them in the game as they made life difficult for the Bills offense. Buffalo was unable to take advantage of the situation, allowing New York to hang around.
Eventually, you let a team hang around long enough and they will take advantage. That is exactly what the Jets did, as they ended up winning the game 22-16 in overtime. The Bills have no one to blame but themselves for the performance, as the offense was pitiful.
Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen took responsibility for the loss, as he should. He committed four more turnovers in the game, throwing three interceptions and losing one fumble. Allen fumbled twice in the game but recovered one.
Turnovers have been an issue for him throughout his career, as Allen has turned the ball over more since entering the NFL than any other player in the league. That is something that former NFL player Marcus Spears believes could cost the team dearly.
During a recent segment of Get Up on ESPN, Spears issued a warning to the Bills’ quarterback. If he continues playing this way, star wide receiver Stefon Diggs is going to look to change teams.
“Josh Allen is playing football to where he’s going to lose his top target in Stefon Diggs,” Spears said.
There were some issues between Diggs and the Bills this offseason, as rumors swirled that he could be looking for a change of scenery as he was upset at a few different things. Spears is certainly onto something with his comments, as the continued turnover issues are going to torpedo the Bills’ chances of winning a Super Bowl.