Here are some notes at intermission:
Bills starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had an awful start. He threw two interceptions on Buffalo’s first two drives to put the Bills in an early hole. Fitzpatrick led the NFL in interceptions last year and spent a lot of time this offseason working on his fundamentals. But those fundamentals aren’t showing through in the first half. The Bills have three turnovers on offense that the Jets turned into 17 points.
Jets receiver Jeremy Kerley is having the game of his life. In the first quarter, Kerley caught a 12-yard touchdown pass. In the second quarter, Kerley took a 68-yard punt return in for a touchdown. Kerley missed much of the summer with injuries but is making an impact. Kerley has three catches for 38 yards and two touchdowns.
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had a solid first half. He overcame an early interception and threw two touchdowns to Kerley and rookie receiver Stephen Hill. New York offensive coordinator Tony Sparano is doing a good job of mixing runs and passes and keeping things unpredictable. The Wildcat with Tim Tebow also is switching things up. Sanchez is 12 of 17 for 153 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Buffalo had an eventful first half with its running backs. Bills starter Fred Jackson suffered another knee injury in his first game back after getting hit low by Jets safety LaRon Landry. Buffalo backup C.J. Spiller again did well in relief. He had the longest run of his career with a 56-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Bills defensive end Mario Williams has been neutralized in the first half. The Jets are doing a good job chipping and double-teaming Williams to keep him off Sanchez. Williams has one so far.