With just 6:29 left in the third quarter, the Bills offense found their footing and connected for a touchdown pass from Josh Allen to Khalil Shakir. This marked the third touchdown of the day for Allen, and extended the Bills’ lead over the Jets to 29-6. The play was set up by an attempted interception by Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner, who missed his mark and allowed Shakir to break through for an impressive 81-yard touchdown.
This touchdown marked a significant milestone in the NFL season, as it was the longest play from scrimmage so far. Prior to this momentous score, Allen had also scored a touchdown on the Bills’ first drive of the second half, connecting with running back Ty Johnson. In his first game with interim offensive coordinator Joe Brady calling the plays, Allen has completed an impressive 19-of-29 passes for 273 yards.
Despite this success, it appears that the Jets are still struggling to find their offensive prowess needed to make a comeback in the game. Following their punt on their first possession of the third quarter, they have yet to regain any ground and are currently trailing by 23 points.