There was a rather unusual delay on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.
The SkyCam went out.
Midway through the third quarter of the New York Jets’ 20-17 win over the Buffalo Bills, the CBS camera that floats over the field suddenly stopped working after a cable broke.
The camera was facing down and just bouncing slightly near the 50 yard line while the broken cable just dangled there, which made for quite the scene.
BREAKING: The SkyCam is down 😂pic.twitter.com/Y1xgPOyscm
— Yahoo Sports NFL (@YahooSportsNFL) November 6, 2022
Not even the Jets understood what was happening during the delay.
Skycam (not sure what's really going on tbh) is questionable to return #BUFvsNYJ
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 6, 2022
It's not clear exactly how the cable broke, but the camera was officially ruled out of the game and removed completely. After about 10 minutes, play finally resumed.
The timing of the break, however, couldn’t have been worse for the Jets.
After marching them down the field and into the red zone, Bills linebacker Von Miller sacked Jets quarterback Zach Wilson just three plays after the delay. The hit forced a fumble, which defensive end A.J. Epenesa recovered to officially kill the drive.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) November 6, 2022
The mistake didn't prove to be fatal for the Jets, who intercepted Bills quarterback Josh Allen two plays later to set up a seven-yard touchdown pass to James Robinson to take the lead at the end of the third.
The Jets then held the Bills to just a field goal in the fourth quarter and came up with a final stop after Greg Zuerlein drilled a 28-yard field goal to claim the three-point win.
Wilson finished throwing 18-of-25 for 154 yards and one touchdown, and Michael Carter ran for 76 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Allen went 18-of-34 for 205 yards for the Bills and threw two interceptions.