Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets Game Day Preview

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009
GIANTS STADIUM
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY
4:15 PM ET

TELEVISION

CBS / CBS HD
PLAY-BY-PLAY: Dick Enberg
COLOR ANALYST: Dan Fouts

DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket:
Channel 715 / Channel 715-1 (HD)

RADIO

Buffalo Bills Radio Network
PLAY-BY-PLAY: John Murphy
COLOR ANALYST: Mark Kelso
SIDELINE REPORTER: Rich Gaenzler
Jets Radio Network
PLAY-BY-PLAY: Bob Wischusen
COLOR ANALYST: Marty Lyons

Sirius Sunday Drive:
Channel 91 (Buffalo feed), Channel 127 (New York feed)
Sirius NFL on XM: Channel 104

HISTORY

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES RECORD: Bills lead, 52-44.

PLAYOFF RECORD: Bills 1, Jets 0.

LAST MEETING: December 14, 2008 – Jets 31, Bills 27
TBD preview

Olean Times Herald postgame coverage:
Bills fumble away another season
POLLOCK: Jauron’s call could cost him his job
Bills notebook: Jets sweep for the first time since ‘02
POLLOCK: Jauron’s call still remains indefensible

With the Bills nursing a three-point lead and starting a drive at their own 10-yard line with 4:20 remaining in the game, four consecutive Marshawn Lynch runs took more than two minutes off the clock and pounded the ball out to the 27. Even though – or perhaps because – they knew what was coming, it looked like the Jets defense wanted no part of trying to tackle the Buffalo running back.

And then ...

On the last play before the two-minute warning, J.P. Losman took the snap, pivoted, and ... instead of handing off to Lynch again, started rolling out to his right, apparently intent on throwing a short pass to fullback Corey McIntyre. Based on the Bills’ recent track record of come-from-ahead losses, the result of the play should have been inevitable: absolute disaster. Safety Abram Elam coming untouched off the right side of the defense, bearing down on Losman from behind. Sack. Fumble. Ball bouncing perfectly into the hands of defensive end Shaun Ellis, who scooped up the early Christmas present at the Buffalo 11 and rumbled into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown.

Two desperate Losman interceptions later, the Bills had found yet another creative way to lose a football game. There were reports of a shouting match between head coach Dick Jauron and offensive coordinator Turk Schonert following the game; afterward, Jauron took responsibility for the play call.

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