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2018 Schedule
3-7, 3rd in AFC East

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott wasted little time Monday in naming his starter for Buffalo's next game after its bye week, Nov. 25 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It will be rookie Josh Allen, provided he is healthy after an elbow injury, which is expected.

Barkley: 'I knew that I can play in this league' (0:47)
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Bills not certain of starting QB after Barkley wins

After Matt Barkley led the Buffalo Bills to an unexpected 41-10 win Sunday over the New York Jets, coach Sean McDermott did not commit to a starting quarterback when his team returns from its upcoming bye week.

Bills lineman catches TD pass (0:28)
McCoy: 'The guys up front controlled the game' (0:50)

Barkley, Bills light up listless Jets in 41-10 laugher

Matt Barkley stunningly sparked Buffalo's bumbling offense with two touchdown passes, including one to offensive tackle Dion Dawkins. LeSean McCoy broke out of a season-long slump with 113 yards rushing and a pair of TD runs, and the Bills embarrassed...

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Out of nowhere, Matt Barkley provided the Bills their best quarterback performance in 22 games -- and now he might have to return to the bench when the Bills next play the Jaguars on Nov. 25 after their bye week. Barkley's 117.4 passer rating was the Bills' best since Tyrod Taylor in Week 3 of last season, guiding the Bills to a 41-10 blowout win in which they gained 313 first-half yards, their most since 2000. Rookie Josh Allen is set to return from an elbow injury after the bye week, and the need to develop him could trump the momentum Buffalo's once-stagnant offense built Sunday with Barkley under center and several other young players contributing.

Barkley threads needle to Jones on 8-yard TD pass (0:28)
McCoy rumbles in his 2nd TD (0:15)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills scored 31 points in the first half Sunday against the Jets, the first time they have scored 31 before halftime since a Dec. 2007 win over the Dolphins. Buffalo's 313 yards were the most in a first half since the 2000 season finale, when the Doug Flutie-led Bills had 332 yards in a win over Seattle. That was also the last time the Bills scored four offensive touchdowns in a first half before Sunday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Apparently all the Bills' offense needed was Matt Barkley. Starting after being signed 11 days ago, Barkley on four first-half touchdown drives Sunday to give Buffalo a shocking 31-3 lead over the Jets on the road. Buffalo had a league-low eight touchdowns entering Sunday. The Bills' 313 yards and four offensive touchdowns were the most they've had in a first half since at least 2001. Even 320-pound left tackle Dion Dawkins caught a touchdown pass from Barkley.

McCown picked off on errant pass (0:39)

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Buffalo Bills (+7) are now up 24-0 on the New York Jets. Bills backers can probably start figure out what to do with their winnings.

Croom recovers Jones' fumble for bizarre TD (0:31)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

The Jets aren't even 13 minutes into their game and have already allowed 14 points to the Bills, who hadn't scored 14 total in any of their previous six games. Sigh.

McCoy bursts for TD on Bills' 2nd play of game (0:28)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills QB Matt Barkley, making his starting debut Sunday for Buffalo against the Jets, completed a 47-yard pass on the first play of the game to undrafted rookie WR Robert Foster. It was Barkley's longest completion of his career. On the next play, RB LeSean McCoy ran for a 28-yard touchdown, his first score since Week 15 of last season. An electric start by what had been an ice cold Bills offense.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills will start Wyatt Teller, a fifth-round rookie, at left guard Sunday against the Jets in place of Vladimir Ducasse. The Bills gave Teller some snaps in last Sunday's loss to the Bears in place of Ducasse; it was Teller's NFL debut. Now he gets his chance to start.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills are starting an undrafted rookie, Levi Wallace, at cornerback in his NFL debut Sunday against the Jets. Wallace, once a walk-on at Alabama, was promoted from the practice squad this week after Phillip Gaines was released. He gets the nod over Ryan Lewis, who had started three games earlier this season in place of Gaines. That included Lewis' NFL debut, a Week 3 win over Minnesota.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) will be inactive Sunday against the Jets because of a shoulder injury, leaving LeSean McCoy and Marcus Murphy as the team's only active running backs. Ivory had averaged 5.2 yards per carry over the past three games; McCoy averaged 1.0 yards per carry.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills inactives vs. Jets: QB Josh Allen (elbow), QB Derek Anderson (concussion), TE Charles Clay (hamstring), DE Trent Murphy (knee), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder), OT Conor McDermott, OL Ike Boettger

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Revenge game? Former Jets WR Terrelle Pryor, cut last month, will play a prominent role for the Bills. He was critical of the Jets after they cut him, saying he was "under-used."

Team Stats

Passing Yards159.832nd
Rushing Yards108.817th
Points For13.532nd
Points Against25.119th