Having lost Aaron Rodgers in game one and staring down a three-game losing streak, pressure was mounting on under-fire Jets quarterback Zach Wilson to stand up against the NFL’s heavyweights.
The 24-year-old was able to do just that despite the narrow defeat, throwing for 245 yards and two touchdowns without a turnover.
US pop star Taylor Swift again watched on, a week after being in the stands for the Chiefs’ victory over the Chicago Bears, and was joined by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Sophie Turner and Hugh Jackman.
The official NFL account tweeted: “Welcome to New York, it’s been waiting for you @taylorswift13.”
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was below his best, giving up two intercepts with just one touchdown, but did just enough down the stretch to get Kansas City across the line with a late field goal.
— NFL (@NFL) October 2, 2023
Bills quarterback Josh Allen was seemingly unstoppable, throwing for 320 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-20 win.
The Denver Broncos scraped past the Chicago Bears 31-28 to claim their first win of the season.
A 17-point fourth quarter lifted the Broncos to victory to leave the Bears winless through four games.
Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Chargers beat the Las Vegas Raiders, the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers downed the Arizona Cardinals 35-16, the Minnesota Vikings kept the Carolina Panthers winless with a 21-13 victory and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cruised past the New Orleans Saints 26-9.