Bills’ miscue allows Jets to redeem possess kickoff in finish section for score

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Just when things looked like they could not get worse for a Buffalo Bills … they did.

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With 3:21 remaining in a fourth entertain of Sunday’s deteriorate finale, a Bills authorised a New York Jets to redeem a Nick Folk kickoff in their possess finish section for a Jets touchdown.

How did it happen? The Jets’ kickoff landed around a 14-yard line and, with no Bills actor in a area to lapse it, a round began to rebound into a Bills’ finish zone. As lapse male Mike Gillislee began to follow after a ball, he stopped and declined to hold it as it entered a finish section — a correct plan for a punt, not a kickoff.

Gillislee attributed a mistake to a miscommunication with parsimonious finish Nick O’Leary, who was aligned upfield from him in a lapse formation. Because Gillislee did not scream “me,” he approaching O’Leary to locate a brief kickoff.

“O’Leary, we suspicion he was going to locate it and he didn’t,” Gillislee pronounced after a game. “So we only kind of blanked. we forgot a conditions we was in.”

Jets reserve Doug Middleton fell on a round in a finish section for one of a many weird touchdowns you’ll ever see.

As Gillislee returned to a sideline after a Jets’ indirect kickoff — fielded successfully by O’Leary — he was met with a sensitive pat on his helmet by Bills special-teams coordinator Danny Crossman.

“I only manned adult to it and pronounced it was my fault,” Gillislee said. “That was flattering most it.”

Since a Jets’ indirect expostulate finished in a margin idea — and no time came off a time on a kickoff — they scored 10 points in a zero-second span.

The Bills mislaid a diversion 30-10 to finish a deteriorate 7-9.


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