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4 winners and 2 losers from the Jets’ win over the Bills

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The Jets got an easy home win on Thursday night.

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For a second consecutive week, we had a blowout on Thursday Night Football. Last night, the Jets got the best of the Bills at home by a final score of 34-21. While the score made it seem like a close game, the Jets were in control almost the entire time.

The victory set the Bills back to 5-3 on the season and improved the Jets to 4-5. A win would have helped the Bills keep the pressure on the Patriots, but like we’ve seen for much of the Brady-Belichick era in New England, it’s likely a one-team race in the AFC East.

Tyrod Taylor put up decent numbers in the Bills’ losing effort. He completed 29 of 40 passes with 285 yards and two touchdowns. On the other side, Josh McCown went 14-of-20 with 140 yards and a touchdown. He also had a rushing touchdown, tying him with the most rushing touchdowns among quarterbacks in the NFL.

While the game wasn’t too exciting, we still had some fun moments. Here are the winners and losers from last night’s game.

Winner: Jedi battles

Zay Jones (who has one of the best names in football) got his first career touchdown reception on Thursday night.

It’s Week 9, so Jones has had plenty of time to decide what his first career touchdown celebration was going to be. He made the most of it by doing a Jedi battle with Andre Holmes and finishing off the fight with a force choke:

I’m personally not a huge Star Wars fan (sorry), but this was a dope celebration. The acting by Jones and Holmes on the force choke was great. It’s just too bad the cameraman got a little bit too close there at the end.

Let’s hope Jones finds the end zone more as the season goes on so we can see what he comes up with next.

Winner: BOOTY

The Jets, with the game well in hand, called an audible.

That audible, was “BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY!”

The play worked, too. Elijah McGuire picked up 15 yards and a first down on the play. The Jets would even get a field goal out of the drive, making it 34-7.

They should call that audible more often. Not just because it’s got a funny name, but because it worked pretty darn well!

Winner: This dime

Josh McCown wasn’t all that special on Thursday night, aside from his rushing touchdown and this dime to Robby Anderson:

Anderson made a great catch, keeping his feet in bounds while maintaining possession with the ball over his head. So you gotta give him some credit too.

But that’s an incredibly well-placed ball by the vet.

Winner: This run

This is one of those plays in Madden where if it happens, you quit. Bilal Powell actually showed some Le’Veon Bell-like patience on this run, stopping in his tracks before running into a wall.

He then cuts it back, dodges a few tackles, and nearly gets to the end zone:

Matt Forte would later finish off the drive with a touchdown. It’s too bad it couldn’t happen on this particular run, because it was beautiful.

Loser: Not playing until the whistle

It’s hard to blame Nick O’Leary for this one. A Jets defender flew over the top of him as he rolled over, and there’s no way he didn’t at least feel a gust of wind as it happened.

But buddy, you gotta protect the ball:

It almost seemed like the Jets knew what was happening, but I don’t want to give them too much credit for that. That would be too sharp.

Loser: No hands on the hands team

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a talented player. This play, however, doesn’t help prove that:

It was the first onside kick the Bills recovered all season, but it ended up not mattering that much with the Jets up 20 at that point.

Still, he was all alone. I guess the nerves of taking a punishing hit to knock the ball out got to him.

It’s OK, Austin. We all know you’re a better player than that. Jets fans will forgive you if they haven’t already.