Godmothers of BillsMafia: Bills at Jets Postgame Report

Photo from sixtyandme.com.

It took nearly three hours for my heart rate to return to normal. THEN we did the pink Cadillac scene featured here. The Bills 17-16 victory over the Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday definitely wasn’t pretty, but the Bills are 1-0 and stole a victory on the road from a division rival. The godmothers couldn’t be more pleased.

Winning ugly is a big deal for a quarterback trying to establish himself in the NFL. While most Bills fans were shocked, I wasn’t because we’ve seen Josh Allen do this at the University of Wyoming. It’s clear this guy is destined to make 4th quarter comebacks a thing in his NFL career as well. Good thing the hubs is a retired Emergency physician.

It’s going to be a wild ride, and the Godmothers better pull up their rubber panties because it probably won’t be the last time they see Josh Allen pull it together at the last minute.

This is quintessential Josh Allen. You want to throw something at him in disgust until he literally wills the team you love to victory.

Lesson for the New York Jets? NEVER underestimate Josh Allen’s ability to pull a victory from the jaws of defeat :)

What did the Godmothers think about all this?

While @celestealbone was still contemplating her upcoming sign at New Era Field when they face the Patriots at the end of the month, she did take time out to share her thoughts about the Bills wild victory over the Jets:

Zooey wasn’t too impressed by the first half. Photo credit: Celeste Albone.

Talk about resilience. My armpits are sweaty. My hear rate is returning to normal. My hands have almost stopped shaking. My. Goodness.

CJ Mosley clearly made a huge difference in the Jets defense. Once he was out we were able to come back. 17 unanswered points after being down 16-0 with the refs not doing us any favors.

How in the world did Jon Feliciano get an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting when CBS showed Mosley pointing into Allen’s face when he was on the ground?

The line still needs some work, and I feel they will only get better as the season progresses. It was shocking how much passing we did, especially in the first half. While that’s fun and exciting I do think they need to balance it out just a little bit. 

Singletary looked good and I believe good things are going to come for him. Cole Beasley and John Brown are proving to be great weapons for Allen and I’m about to ask for a Beasley jersey for Christmas. 

The ending of the game was so nerve wracking that our dog Zooey couldn’t even watch.

I am impressed at the comeback. At Josh Allen shaking off that first half and everyone coming together for the win. 

I was rueing the slap-backs about Josh Allen coming at me from Mamacita @BillsChick at halftime of the game. Predictably she was already calling for her QB1 Matt Barkley in our chat room.

However, she came around after Allen did his cardiac-inducing dance and I live to see another game. Here’s what she thought about this eye-popping season opener:

Photo of comeback player of the game QB Josh Allen from NewYorkUpstate.com.

WHAT THE ****! BILLS WIN!!!  

Like everyone else, I’m dumbfounded.  Four turnovers PLUS a change of possession on a ******* safety, and the Bills win.  Basically five turnovers. And the Bills win. I can’t believe it.  

My player of the game is ‘Smoke’ John Brown.  He was amazing.  He really was the engine of the offense and he had the go-ahead touchdown.  My newborn finally fell asleep after being fussy all day, and then I ruined it all by screaming when Smoke Brown had the touchdown. I still am totally in shock.

The defense was amazing.  They only let up one TD.  That was it. This is a top five defense for sure. Maybe a top three defense. All the defensive players looked amazing. 

I still see that super hit Matt Milano made on Jamison Crowder in my mind. Crowder still feels that hit I’m sure. Shaq Lawson and Jerry Hughes looked good, so did Zo (Lorenzo Alexander), hell, so did everyone. The Bills defense was absolutely filthy.

I was hesitant to get on the ‘Motor’ Devin Singletary train I thought fans and the media were overhyping him. He is not overhyped. He is amazing. They should have started running with him earlier.  Unless CJ Mosley coming out of the game was really the difference. I doubt it though. Motor Singletary for life.

I would be remiss if I didn’t at least give a tip of the hat to our quarterback, Josh Allen (editor faints).  While he sucked and also had bad luck in the first half, he really stayed in the game mentally and put together the fourth quarter comeback.

Our sweet songstress @BILLieve88 has nothing but love for a team with so much grit:

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig).

A,B,C,D… D! D! D! The Buffalo Bills Defense smashed the Jets and finally looked like the bully Rex promised to build. They had tackles for a loss, 4 sacks, did a respectable job defending against Le’Veon Bell, and they saved our offensive from self-inflicted wounds from 30 minutes of shooting themselves in the foot in the first half with four turnovers.

Matt Milano and Jordan Poyer had themselves a game! Tremaine Edmunds was all over the place and Levi Wallace and Tre White shut it down! My only concern is a familiar question…will Taron Johnson be able to play in the next game?

The second half of the Come Back Kid we call Josh Allen was a sight to see!  He was like the Little Engine That Could! His ability to brush off all the mistakes he made in the first half and not let them get in his head was really impressive to watch.

Shout out to Zay Jones for making a clutch catch, John Brown for being the reliable one and to my MVP of the game, ‘Motor’ Devin Singletary who changed the game with his play-making ability that got the team all revved up to steal a win in the end.

Finally, O line…I see you! Great job guys! I love that this team did not give up on themselves. They BILLieved! I do too!

And our godmother who does it all like the champ she is @AshleyPetty_ties it all together with her thoughts on the game:

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 08: Devin Singletary #26 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball against Marcus Maye #20 of the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 08, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Buffalo Bills defeated the New York Jets 17-16. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images).

Raise your hand if you had Josh Allen turning the ball over four times in the first half, yet orchestrating an incredible fourth quarter comeback for a 17-16 victory?!

Seriously though. This team never fails to put us on a roller coaster of emotions until the clock hits 0.

It may have taken Buffalo three quarters to get ANY points on the board, but for the momentum to change the way it did, was a thrill. The first quarter started off hot, but then 17 passes later, fans were questioning where the run game was.

The Bills identity has been ground and pound for YEARS so Brian Daboll finally gave the people what they wanted to see with the up-tempo no huddle offense firing shot after shot down the field. It was working until a fluke-y play where the ball bounced off Cole Beasley’s hands and into CJ Mosley’s for a pick-six. Ugh.

The second quarter also turned forgettable quickly – except when Jets kicker Kaare Vedkik missed a field goal, after previously missing an extra point (which both would be key later in the game).

Late in the third quarter was where the tides began to turn after the Bills FINALLY got on the board when Stephen Hauschka nailed a 45 yarder for three points.

After that drive, it was all Buffalo, with the 38-yard pass from Allen to John Brown to seal the victory. Another key to this second half turnaround was CJ Mosley leaving the game with a groin injury. The Jets D looked quite lost without one of their leaders.

Random thoughts: 
-It was so nice to have a receiver over 100 yards on the day (John Brown went for 123 yards on seven catches and a touchdown).
-Why was Patrick DiMarco lining up as a wideout so often throughout the day?
-FEED MOTOR SINGLETARY

Game ball:
My game ball goes to Devin Singletary (4 rushes for 70 yards, best in a Bills debut after Marshawn Lynch and Thurman Thomas) for getting the momentum to shift to the Bills when it counted, and the defense for a stellar performance, holding the Jets to 6 points on multiple turnovers in the first half and batting down passes at the line.

KEY STATS: 
Josh Allen in the fourth quarter (via @RyanLasal_RSN): 8/10, 102 yards, 1 rushing TD, 1 passing TD 
Fourth quarter yards (via @BuffaloWins): Bills 175, Jets 42
Overall defense (via @hsimon62): 1 TD given up over 10 drives, 223 total yards, 3.2 yards per carry, 3.4 yards per pass attempt, 4 sacks, 5 passes defended by DL/DB’s

Today was encouraging for this young team and as long as the mistakes are limited on offense and the defense continues to play the way they did, we may have a true contender on our hands.

Editor’s babble: Whew. Whoever said it would be easy? Less last second dramas would be nice but I know better from watching Josh Allen play at Wyoming. Get ready for rodeo season in the NFL. You can find me at your local Emergency Room getting an EKG or on Twitter @RobynMundyWYO. Thanks to the Godmothers for their contribution to our blog.

About Robyn Mundy

Robyn Mundy is Editor-in-Chief of the BillsMafia blog at BillsMafia.com. She's a retired oncology nurse & psychotherapist who loves to write about her life-long passion for the Buffalo Bills, and occasionally something of clinical or social relevance. Robyn lives with her husband Gary and their dogs in the foothills of the glorious Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. Robyn is also a proud founding sponsor. Follow her on Twitter at @robynmundyWYO.