The Jets currently hold a 13-7 lead over an AFC East rival, but they may very nearly suffered a huge loss to get there. Brandon Marshall left the game with a knee injury in the second quarter after being tackled awkwardly by Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore, but after a brief trip inside, the Pro Bowl wideout is back in the game.
Marshall was hurt during a 15-yard catch and run when Gilmore yanked him to the ground by his facemask. He was able to walk off the field under his own power and was then shown moving gingerly into the tunnel.
By far the Jets’ biggest weapon on offense, obviously it would’ve been major blow if had he been unable to continue. Marshall already had two catches for 52 yards in the game when he exited, and since made another, so he appears to be fine.
It was not the only Jets injury on the play either. Ralph Vacchiano for SNY also noted that left guard James Carpenter was also banged up and replaced by reserve Wes Johnson. Carpenter reportedly hurt his calf on the play and is questionable to return.
The good news for the Jets is they have the lead, but they’re going to be searching for reinforcements on offense soon if things continue at this rate.