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November 18, 2013

Bills click on all cylinders in win over Jets

Manuel efficient; safety Byrd grabs two INTs.

ORCHARD PARK —

For Bills safety Jairus Byrd, there was nothing like the sight of watching Jets backup quarterback Matt Simms trot out on the field early in the fourth quarter Sunday.
To Byrd, that was a signal that he and Buffalo's defense had done its job in thoroughly rattling rookie starter Geno Smith.
"It sits great with us," Byrd said. "Any time you can do that, it means we're being relentless out there."
That was the case from start to finish as the Bills defense and blustery winds gusting up to 30 mph proved too much for Smith and the Jets to handle in Buffalo's dominating 37-14 victory.
Byrd had two interceptions. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams had two sacks and forced a fumble. And, safety Da'Norris Searcy returned another Smith interception 32 yards for a touchdown as Buffalo turned four turnovers by the quarterback into 17 points.
The Bills got after Smith from the Jets' opening possession. That's when defensive tackle Marcell Dareus briefly knocked the quarterback out of the game by hitting him in the mid-section.
"First play of the game, I knew that we had him," Dareus said. "We got a big lick on him, and he kind of rolled around. We knew right then we were in his head. From then on, he looked crazy, looked scattered."
The Bills also didn't take too kindly upon hearing the Jets spent part of Saturday at Dave & Busters, a chain restaurant and entertainment venue in suburban Buffalo.
"Me personally, I feel they're disrespectful in the first place, so it didn't shock me," Bills defensive end Mario Williams said.
Jets coach Rex Ryan defended the decision, saying it wasn't meant to be disrespectful.
"I don't know why that's added motivation. We do different things when we're on the road," Ryan said. "We went out as a team, so that's what we did."

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