N.Y. Jets 28, Buffalo 24

Sunday, November 27, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 27, 2011
WHERE: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TEMPERATURE: 60°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Carl Cheffers
ATTENDANCE: 79088

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Buffalo 7 7 7 3 24
N.Y. Jets 0 14 7 7 28

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 5-6 4-1 1-5 L4
N.Y. Jets 6-5 5-1 1-4 W1

Recap


Mark Sanchez turned the jeers into cheers with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes with just over a minute left to play and the New York Jets won a crucial AFC East battle over the visiting Buffalo Bills 28-24 on Sunday.

Sanchez threw four touchdown passes and directed the ninth game-winning drive of his career in the fourth quarter, capped by the pass to Holmes in the corner of the end zone.

He also connected with Plaxico Burress on a critical third-down play on the 82-yard drive, as Burress made a leaping one-handed catch.

Sanchez threw two scoring passes to Dustin Keller and another to Burress as the Jets (6-5) snapped a two-game skid.

Buffalo (5-6) has lost four straight and has not won since losing to the Jets in Week 9.

New York trailed 24-21 in the fourth quarter after David Rayner booted a 53-yard field goal.

The Bills played without running back Fred Jackson who went on injured reserved with a broken leg earlier in the week. Jackson, third in the NFL with 934 rushing yards, had provided the bulk of the offense for the Bills throughout the season.

C.J. Spiller took over for Jackson and had 55 yards on 19 carries, but quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick kept Buffalo in it with three touchdown passes in the game.

Fitzpatrick, who had been mired in a prolonged slump, threw scoring passes to David Nelson, Stevie Johnson and Brad Smith. He nearly connected with Johnson in the final minute, but Johnson dropped the ball on what could have been the go-ahead touchdown.

Then, with eight seconds left, Fitzpatrick nearly hooked up with Johnson in the end zone but the ball was thrown a bit behind the wide receiver.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Buffalo   N.Y. Jets
C.J. Spiller Player Shonn Greene
19 Attempts 13
55 Yards 78
2.9 Avg Yards 6.0
0 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 18
Receiving
Buffalo   N.Y. Jets
Brad Smith Player Dustin Keller
4 Receptions 4
77 Yards 61
19.2 Avg Yards 15.2
1 Touchdowns 2
36 Long 22

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Buffalo 336 86 250 3 1 1 0.0 0
N.Y. Jets 318 138 180 4 0 0 3.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Jets have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Tennessee. The Bills have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .455 after a loss.
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