Bills News: NFL Issues Punishment to LB Milano, Matt

Matt Milano committed a costly penalty in the Buffalo Bills' season-opening loss to the New York Jets, and the Pro Bowl linebacker will now face more penalties.

The NFL released a list of all Week 1 fines on September 16, including a $10,927 charge for Milano for taunting after his second-quarter interception.

The penalty might have cost the Bills points on the drive, which proved crucial in the Bills' 22-16 overtime loss to the Jets.

Following the game, Bills head coach Sean McDermott criticized the team's blunders, notably four turnovers by quarterback Josh Allen.

After intercepting Jets quarterback Zach Wilson in the second quarter with the Bills leading 10-3, Milano was called for taunting.

The turnover might have given the Bills a two-touchdown lead against the Jets early on, but Milano's penalty moved the team back 15 yards, forcing the Bills to settle for a field goal.

McDermott stated after the game that the Bills were unable to win because of their faults.

"We made it pretty hard on ourselves," McDermott said following the game, according to The Associated Press. "

It's difficult to win in this league when you turn the ball over four times." You have two opponents: the one on the opposite sideline and yourself.

That's what we did tonight, and it's not the way to win games." Though the Bills led by ten points at halftime, the Jets rallied to tie the game and win late in the fourth quarter thanks to a turnover by Allen.

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