WATCH: Jets Lead Off NFL Sunday With Horribly Embarrassing Kickoff

by Sean Griffin
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The New York Jets (5-3) travel to Buffalo to face a 6-1 Bills squad that leads the AFC East. The Jets have played surprisingly and uncharacteristically well this season.

However, while facing their divisional foe on Sunday, things got off to a rocky start, reminding us of plenty of less-than-heroic Jets moments from the past. (Looking at you, Butt Fumble.)

Jets kickoff specialist and punter Braden Mann slipped and fell on the opening kickoff of the noon matchup. The kick sputtered for a few yards and was quickly recovered by a Bills’ player on the kickoff team.

“Jets gonna Jet,” one user reacted to the clip.

The New York Jets hope to capitalize on their hot start to the season with a victory today over the Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills will serve a tall test. They are one of the favorites to win the AFC and represent the conference in the Super Bowl.

However, through the third quarter, the contest has remained competitive. The Jets currently trail the Buffalo Bills 14-10 in the third quarter.

Head coach Robert Saleh called a fake punt on a third quarter fourth down play to keep the chains moving, showing how badly Saleh and the Jets covet this divisional win.

New York Jets’ Zach Wilson Visits Medical Tent During Game

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson visited the medical tent after taking a shot in the pocket at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. On the play, he completed a pass against the Buffalo Bills at the end of the first quarter and took a nasty hit.

Wilson lowered his arm angle to throw a screen pass through traffic to rookie Garrett Wilson on third down. As he threw, the quarterback was drilled by Bills defensive tackle DaQuan Jones. Jones appeared to land on Wilson’s left leg as well.

New York’s quarterback rose to his feet. However, he quickly fell back to the turf. This injury was particularly scary since Wilson has a with a track record of knee injuries. 

Later, the quarterback emerged from the medical tent, joining his teammates on the sideline. Wilson remained in the game, jogging out with the Jets on offense for their next drive early on in the second quarter. He appeared fine.

Wilson missed four games midway through his rookie year after suffering a right knee injury. Zach Wilson was then sidelined for the first three games of the 2022 season, too, after undergoing knee surgery. He sustained a non-contact injury in the preseason. 

Wilson played college football at BYU, where he was a two-time bowl game MVP. He was selected second overall by the Jets in the 2021 NFL Draft. Wilson has thrown for over 3,000 yards in his brief career.