EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (WKBW) - After one of the busiest off-seasons in franchise history, and going into the season with high hopes and expectations, the Bills fell short in their opener against the division rival New York Jets.
The Jets scored on offense, defense, and special teams against the Bills, who never led in a season opener that ended with a 48-28 loss at Met Life Stadium.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and CJ Spiller had a fumble of his own. But the losses didn't end there for the Bills. In the second quarter, running back Fred Jackson was hit hard and left the game with a knee injury. Wide receiver David Nelson also suffered a knee injury. Head coach Chan Gailey said both players would be evaluated.
The Jets offense had struggled in the preseason, scoring only one touchdown. That was far from the case on Sunday, at they put up 48 points up on a Bills defense that was advertised as much better as last season. Mark Sanchez shined by throwing for three touchdowns and 266 yards.
The Bills now head home to Western New York and begin preparations for their home opener, next Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.