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Geno Smith implodes as New York Jets lose to Bills

The New York Jets remain allergic to momentum.

Quarterback Geno Smiththrewthreeinterceptions and lost a fumble before being benched, dooming the Jets to an ugly 37-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

It's a historic defeat for the 5-5 Jets, who become the first team in NFL history to alternate wins and losses for 10 consecutive games.

The Bills (4-7) keep their dim playoff hopes alive, while the Jets come back to a crowded pack of teams angling for the sixth and final playoff seed in the AFC.

Here's what else we learned:

  1. Kyle Williams looks every bit the player he was before his career was thrown off course by foot issues. The Bills defensive tackle played a major role in rattling Geno Smith, finishing with two sacks, two quarterback hits and one forced fumble.
  1. The Jets have a Geno Smith problem. Smith finished with a passer rating of 10.1 and threw another pick six -- his fourth of the season. Smith didn't see the whole field and appeared overwhelmed from the moment he was decked by Marcell Dareus on the fourth play of the game. To make matters worse, Matt Simms came on in the fourth quarter and led New York on a scoring drive. Let the controversy begin.
  1. Jairus Byrd is a Jets killer. The Bills safety had one sack and twointerceptions in the win. Byrd can thank the Jets when he gets to the bargaining table next year.
  1. The Jets are not getting good play from their high-profile cornerbacks. First-round draft pick Dee Milliner showed no ball awareness on a EJ Manuel balloon that went for a 34-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Graham in the first quarter. Antonio Cromartie was toasted on a 43-yard score by Marquise Goodwin. Cromartie is not playing close to the level he did last season.
  1. Ed Reed was quiet in his Jets debut. The veteran safety was a surprise starter and played all but two snaps, finishing with three tackles and no pass breakups. Reed was used in some blitz packages and almost got to Manuel on his TD throw to Graham. Almost.

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