Jets' Play Counts vs. Buffalo

Secondary Got Key Contributions from S Rontez Miles (Game-High 75 Plays) & CB Marcus Williams


With the injuries to Calvin Pryor and Dion Bailey, the Jets had a need at safety ... and Rontez Miles filled it well.

Miles made his NFL starting debut and then some. He played in 64 of the defense's 65 plays in the Jets' 22-17 loss to the Bills on Thursday night, had seven tackles and was in on three tackles for loss. Add his 11 special teams plays and Miles participated in 75 plays on the night, the most of any player in the game on both teams.

Marcus Williams has been playing — and the ball has been coming to him — so his 62 defensive plays were not particularly noteworthy on the game's play-count page. But it was for whom Williams filled in — Antonio Cromartie (quad) was inactive and so missed the first game due to injury in his 10-year NFL career.

Some other play-count notes:

■ On the offensive line, C Nick Mangold was back with a full plate after two games fighting through a neck injury, getting all 59 plays along with his OL mates.

■ RB Zac Stacy was in for 14 plays, eight on offense and six on specials. His last special teams play was a difficult one as he broke his ankle on the final play of the first half, a kickoff return. Head coach Todd Bowles will have more on Stacy's status when he talks with reporters today.

■ RB Stevan Ridley made his long-awaited Jets debut with eight plays on offense. He had three carries for minus-1 yard.

■ CB Dee Milliner, activated from short-term injured reserve Wednesday, got his first snaps in any game since Game 6 last year against Denver, when he injured his Achilles. This summer it was his wrist that kept him sidelined. But he finally saw action with eight special teams plays.

■ S Ronald Martin, signed from the practice squad Thursday, was in for a career-high 18 plays, all on specials. He had played in the first three games before being waived and then signed to the P-squad.

■ K Randy Bullock made his Jets debut for the IR-ed Nick Folk and fared well on his seven plays, hitting a 29-yard field goal and two extra points and putting all four of his kickoffs into the end zone with three touchbacks.

The play counts below from the NFL play-by-play for the game include all offensive, defensive and special teams plays plus some penalty plays. The numbers sometimes are revised during the week.

Carpenter, JamesG59362
Ferguson, D'BrickashawT59362
Giacomini, BrenoT59362
Winters, BrianG59362
Mangold, NickC5959
Johnson, WesleyC33
Qvale, BrentT33
Marshall, BrandonWR5858
Decker, EricWR5757
Thompkins, KenbrellWR40242
Kerley, JeremyWR9918
Smith, DevinWR11112
Cumberland, JeffTE322254
Davis, KellenTE201131
Ivory, ChrisRB4343
Bohanon, TommyFB191736
Stacy, ZacRB8614
Ridley, StevanRB88
Fitzpatrick, RyanQB5959
Wilkerson, MuhammadDE62668
Williams, LeonardDE58664
Richardson, SheldonDT5858
Harrison, DamonNT52254
Douzable, LegerDE91322
Bowen, StephenDE88
Davis, DemarioILB65671
Harris, DavidILB65671
Pace, CalvinOLB35641
Mauldin, LorenzoOLB8715
Henderson, ErinILB2323
Coples, QuintonOLB7613
Reillly, TrevorILB2323
Lattimore, JamariILB2323
Gilchrist, MarcusFS65570
Revis, DarrelleCB65570
Miles, RontezDB641175
Williams, MarcusCB62769
Skrine, BusterCB32941
Walls, DarrinCB2424
Martin, RonaldSS1818
McDougle, DexterCB1818
Milliner, DeeCB88
Quigley, RyanP88
Purdum, TannerLS88
Bullock, RandyK77

DID NOT PLAY: Smith, GenoINACTIVE: Petty, Bryce; Pryor, Calvin; Powell, Bilal; Cromartie, Antonio; Bailey, Dion; Dozier, Dakota; Ijalana, Ben

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