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September 22, 2013

Manuel stumbles in Buffalo loss in New Jersey

Late TD pass from Geno Smith sparks Jets over Bills, 27-20

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. —

Manuel, who went No. 16 overall as the first quarterback drafted, was 19 of 42 for 243 yards and the score.
It was a costly defeat for Buffalo, which lost cornerback Leodis McKelvin to a hamstring injury, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to an ankle injury and defensive end Alex Carrington was carted off late in the game with an apparent left knee injury.
Running back C.J. Spiller also left with a knee injury and finished with just 9 yards rushing.
Smith was sharp on the Jets’ first possession, marching New York 80 yards and converting three third downs before punching it in himself from 8 yards on a quarterback draw to make it 7-0. Dan Carpenter’s 37-yard field goal made it 7-3 in the second quarter.
Buffalo got the ball right back when Smith lofted a pass for Holmes into double coverage and was picked off by former Jets safety Jim Leonhard. A facemask penalty on Jets guard Vladimir Ducasse put Buffalo at New York’s 21. Carpenter made a 23-yarder to cut it to 7-6.
The Jets took a 14-6 lead on a pretty pass from Smith, who hit Hill in stride for a 51-yard touchdown. Nick Folk kicked a 47-yard field goal into the wind to make it 17-6 as time expired in the opening half.
Folk’s 34-yarder gave the Jets a two-touchdown lead. Carpenter kicked a 43-yarder and added a 26-yarder a few plays after Kiko Alonso intercepted Smith on a poorly thrown ball.
 

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