The Buffalo Bills are back-to-back AFC East Champions! As a bonus, that they had only a few flags on their option to besting the New York Jets to complete the season on a excessive notice. This must be a shorter recap in consequence and I don’t recall a lot officiating controversy. There’s one oddity to stay round for thus let’s dive in.
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In Mortal Kombat, previous to going through the actual bosses you wanted to confront your self within the type of a mirror match. For the Buffalo Bills, earlier than they sort out the playoff bosses, they determined to have a penalty mirror match in opposition to the Jets. Not solely are the counts/true counts similar, however the flag for every group that wasn’t assessed was as a consequence of being offset, so on the identical play. Making it much more foolish, it was the Reid Ferguson and Nick Bawden scuffle that was offset the place each have been known as for a similar penalty (pointless roughness).
That is actually much less mirror match however no worries as each groups saved it fairly clear. The largest discrepancy is on the true yards facet. The assessed yards was a reasonably small hole of 13 yards, which is greater than doubled if you consider yards that Buffalo erased as a consequence of penalty. To be truthful, it’s important to transfer the ball with the intention to negate yards so I’m undecided how the Jets might have been anticipated to maintain up right here.
New York Jets
With solely 5 flags it’s straightforward sufficient to debate all of them. However I gained’t. Overlook false begins. The Bryce Corridor defensive go interference occurred on third down, and was assessed for ten yards. With one Hurt level per down and 0.1 per yard that lands at 3.0 Hurt. Occurring at the very finish of the second quarter, the precise outcome was a barely simpler area objective try for Tyler Bass.
Brandin Echols was additionally known as for go interference for ten yards. The large distinction was that this one occurred on second down. Extra particularly, 2nd & 12 and an incomplete go. The Bills might have transformed, positive, however it made the landing drive simpler.
Nick Bawden’s pointless roughness was offset. I used to be going to do a GIF of this as a result of Reid Ferguson had a reasonably candy takedown that earned HIS flag to attract the offset. I gained’t bore anybody with the small print however the yr of crappy Recreation Go continues.
Hamsah Nasirildeen was known as for pointless roughness as nicely. This one counted and also you doubtless bear in mind it. Late hits on our QB1 are by no means appreciated. This one was minimal injury within the yardage with solely two yards gained, however it did give a free all the way down to Buffalo, helping in one other landing.
Total, the Jets had 6.7 Hurt. That’s on the best facet of issues, which isn’t a lot of a shock given the low depend.
We already mentioned the flag on Reid Ferguson. I can’t present it to you however I can level out that Ferguson will get one flag each two years. So no worries a couple of lengthy snapper penalty for the 2022 season.
Siran Neal’s holding name got here on a return. It worn out 5 Isaiah McKenzie yards, along with the ten assessed, for 1.5 Hurt.
Tommy Doyle’s name negated an 11-yard run from Devin Singletary. That run additionally earned a primary down from second. For the method junkies that’s 1.0 Hurt on the assessed + 1.1 for negated yards + 1.0 for the negated yard for 3.1 Hurt.
I refuse to make a GIF of the Tyrel Dodson flag although I might for this one. 5 yards is a reasonably inconsequential penalty. Except in fact it occurs on arguably the worst (not-blocked) punt of the season. This was the one the place Matt Haack botched the snap, recovered and was capable of get a kick off. Of seven yards. SEVEN. YARDS! The Jets returned it two yards and the Dodson flag was 5. Fairly straightforward math however in the event you weren’t following alongside the Haack/Dodson combo play resulted in a zero-yard punt.
Ryan Bates was known as for a low block, which is fairly uncommon. I don’t have the replay on this one however from the principle angle it does appear like he dives to make a block so it’s doubtless reliable. This occurred on a downfield block throughout an Isaiah McKenzie end-around achieve of 11. This was spot of the foul so McKenzie saved ten of his 11 yards. Meaning Bates was known as for 15 and negated one yard for 1.6 Hurt.
The Buffalo Bills ended up with 6.7 Hurt. Should you didn’t understand that the Mortal Kombat reference was foreshadowing…SURPRISE!
For the weekly monitoring knowledge, I feel the charts will maintain up with a couple of additional video games added so we’ll let it trip. So far as notes, the three numeric measures (depend, yards, Hurt) have been up and down for Buffalo. There’s an honest likelihood they’re due for a extra closely penalized sport. It’s the playoffs although and there does appear to be some validity that there are much less flags tossed. Within the Most Needed listing, the one change within the high ten is Siran Neal shifting forward of Emmanuel Sanders.