In the third quarter, the Bills offense finally scored a touchdown, taking their lead over the Jets to 29-6 with just over six minutes remaining in the game. This was thanks to a risky move by Josh Allen, who connected with Khalil Shakir for his third touchdown pass of the day. Despite attempts by Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner to make an interception, Shakir was able to sprint 81 yards through the defenders for a score. This marked the longest play from scrimmage in the NFL this season.
Earlier in the second half, Allen had also linked up with running back Ty Johnson for a touchdown. Under interim offensive coordinator Joe Brady’s direction, Allen completed an impressive 19-of-29 passes for 273 yards. On the other hand, the Jets struggled and punted on their first possession of the third quarter, making it seem unlikely that they would be able to mount a comeback in the game.