N.Y. Jets 38, Buffalo 7

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, January 2, 2011
WHERE: New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TEMPERATURE: 48°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Carl Cheffers
ATTENDANCE: 79019

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Buffalo 0 0 7 0 7
N.Y. Jets 3 14 7 14 38

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 4-12 2-6 2-6 L2
N.Y. Jets 11-5 5-3 6-2 W1

Recap

Reserves Joe McKnight rushed for 158 yards and Mark Brunell threw a pair of touchdown passes as the New York Jets walloped the Buffalo Bills 38-7 at the New Meadowland Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Mark Sanchez started for the Jets at quarterback but played just one series and didn’t throw a pass. The Jets also played without running backs Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson. But their replacements more than did the job.

Brunell finished 6 for 12 for 110 yards and McKnight carried the ball 32 times. Brunell threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes with 15 seconds left in the first half to give New York a 17-0 lead. He also connected with Braylon Edwards on a 52-yard scoring pass in the third quarter.

The Jets are the No. 6 seed and will play at third-seeded Indianapolis next Saturday night.

New York led from the start, taking a 3-0 lead scoring on a 28-yard field goal by Nick Folk on their first series.

New York (11-5) then made it 10-0 early in the second quarter when Marquice Cole intercepted a pass from Brian Brohm and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. Brohm threw three interceptions on the day.

Jairus Byrd intercepted a Brunell pass early in the third quarter and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to cut the Jets’ advantage to 17-7.

Jets third-string quarterback Kellen Clemens and John Conner both rushed for touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick sat out for the Bills (4-12) with a knee injury.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Buffalo   N.Y. Jets
Fred Jackson Player Joe McKnight
13 Attempts 32
35 Yards 158
2.7 Avg Yards 4.9
0 Touchdowns 0
6 Long 18
Receiving
Buffalo   N.Y. Jets
Steve Johnson Player Braylon Edwards
5 Receptions 1
72 Yards 52
14.4 Avg Yards 52.0
0 Touchdowns 1
33 Long 52

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Buffalo 162 37 125 1 0 1 1.0 0
N.Y. Jets 388 276 112 5 1 4 3.0 3

Upcoming Games

  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game on the road against Indianapolis. The Jets have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .688 after a loss.
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