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Bills beat Jets 17-16 to win season opener

Posted at 4:16 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 16:23:18-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It wasn't pretty, but it was a win. On Sunday afternoon the Buffalo Bills kicked off the 2019 season with a win, topping the New York Jets 17-16 at MetLife Stadium.

Josh Allen didn't have the greatest start to the season, especially in Sunday's first half, throwing a pick-six, another interception and fumbling the ball twice. Allen eventually settled down in the second half, scoring the team's first touchdown and finishing 24-of-37 for 254 yards.

When the Bills entered Sunday's game, they were doing so with new weapons for Allen and he took advantage. Allen connected with newcomers Cole Beasley and John Brown for a combined for 12 receptions for 163 yards. On the ground, rookie Devin Singletary led the run game with 70 yards.

Once again, the Bills defense kept the team in the game. The unit recorded three sacks in the first half alone, four total on the day, one of them from Jerry Hughes which moved him into a tie for 6th place in franchise history with 43 sacks as a Bill.

The Bills (1-0) will be back at MetLife Stadium for week two as they take on the New York Giants Sunday at 1 p.m.