Questions percolated around the Buffalo Bills offense as they entered a must-win game on Sunday against the New York Jets.
The Bills' offense answered emphatically as they helped lead the team to a dominant 32-6 win over the Jets at Highmark Stadium. The one-sided win capped a tumultuous week where former offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was fired, leading to quarterbacks coach Joe Brady being elevated to interim offensive coordinator.
Along with Josh Allen completing 20 of 32 passes for 275 yards, three touchdowns and an interception on a hail mary at the end of the first half, Buffalo's running backs stepped up in a big way, especially in the passing game. James Cook had 17 carries for 73 yards, and he caught three passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.
Ty Johnson, who had only played two offensive snaps all season, was the team's second-leading receiver with three catches for 47 yards, including a 28-yard receiving touchdown on a 4th and 1 with 10:34 left in the third quarter.
"[He] hasn't been active most game days, [his] former team against the Jets, and he made some really amazing plays for us tonight," Allen said of Johnson. "That touchdown catch and run, it's unbelievable."
Johnson played for the Jets in 2021 and 2022.
"It feels good," Johnson said of scoring against his former team. "It was a surreal moment. It was just being present in the moment. You think you're always going to get that opportunity, but you just don't know...[Allen] called my number for the play, and I was like alright, be present, execute and take it from there."
Buffalo ran for 130 yards, making it the first time it has run for over 100 yards in consecutive games since they did it from Week 2 to Week 4. The running game also allowed the Bills to control time of possession, as they had the ball for 36 minutes and 51 seconds.
"Every season has its ups and downs," Allen said. "You're going to have adversity. It's about how you bounce back from the adversity, and sometimes it takes a spark like this to ignite your team."
The Bills offense will look to keep its momentum going on Sunday when they face the Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) at 4:25 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field.