Bills fall flat, get trampled by Jets in missed opportunity


SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Steve Gardner tells you which players to start and which to sit heading into Week 9 of the fantasy football season.

AST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – LeSean McCoy was answering one last question, when his teammate – Buffalo Bills fullback Mike Tolbert, fresh out of the shower with a towel draped over his head – interrupted the interview.

“We’ve got a lot of football left,” said Tolbert. “No need to dip your head.”

That may be true, but the New York Jets dismantled Buffalo on Thursday night, 34-21, in what can only be seen as a missed opportunity. That line looks better than it was. At one point in the fourth quarter, Buffalo faced a 27-point deficit and a pair of Bills touchdowns in the closing minutes of the made the game appear closer than it was.

The Bills (5-3) entered holding onto the higher wild-card spot in the AFC. This was a chance not only to push further from…

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