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Sanchez, defense lead Jets past Bills, 48-28


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Spiller replaced him and got the Bills on the scoreboard, zipping past a few missed tackles by Landry and Bart Scott and scooting into the end zone for a career-best 56-yard score.

Cromartie got the second half off to a good start for the Jets, intercepting Fitzpatrick’s pass intended for Chandler and returning it 42 yards for a touchdown. Cromartie somersaulted into the end zone — but was not called for a penalty.

At a glance

Buffalo 28, N.Y. Jets 48

Buffalo 0 7 7 14 — 28

N.Y. Jets 7 20 14 7 — 48

First Quarter

NYJ » Kerley 12 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 6:02.

Second Quarter

NYJ » Hill 33 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 14:53.

NYJ » Kerley 68 punt return (Folk kick), 12:40.

Buf » Spiller 56 run (Lindell kick), 9:06.

NYJ » FG Folk 25, 1:57.

NYJ » FG Folk 39, :12.

Third Quarter

NYJ » Cromartie 40 interception return (Folk kick), 13:41.

NYJ » Hill 17 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 9:38.

Buf » Chandler 5 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick), 4:26.

Fourth Quarter

Buf » Jones 6 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick), 7:57.

Buf » St.Johnson 29 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick), 5:58.

NYJ » Greene 1 run (Folk kick), 1:17.

Attendance » 79,088.

Buf NYJ

First downs 20 21

Total Net Yards 390 384

Rushes-yards 26-195 36-118

Passing 195 266

Punt Returns 1-27 1-68

Kickoff Returns 3-71 1-24

Interceptions Ret. 1-0 3-46

Comp-Att-Int 18-32-3 19-27-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 0-0

Punts 2-40.5 2-51.5

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0

Penalties-yards 6-34 5-34

Time of Possession 28:42 31:18

Individual Statistics

Rushing » Buffalo, Spiller 14-169, F.Jackson 6-15, Fitzpatrick 2-8, Choice 4-3. N.Y. Jets, Greene 27-94, Tebow 5-11, Powell 3-10, McKnight 1-3.

Passing » Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 18-32-3-195. N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 19-27-1-266.

Receiving » Buffalo, Jones 5-41, St.Johnson 4-55, Chandler 4-38, Nelson 2-31, Spiller 2-25, L.Smith 1-5. N.Y. Jets, Hill 5-89, Holmes 4-68, Kerley 4-45, Cumberland 3-33, Powell 1-16, Schilens 1-8, Keller 1-7.

Missed Field Goals » None.

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Hill got his second touchdown of the game early in the second half, catching a 17-yard toss from Sanchez to put the Jets up 40-7.

Chandler caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Fitzpatrick late in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 27. Donald Jones’ 6-yard touchdown catch capped a 96-yard drive midway through the fourth that made it 41-21.

With the Jets’ defense playing a bit sloppy, Johnson caught a 29-yard pass with just under 6 minutes left to get the Bills within two touchdowns. But Buffalo’s onside kick attempt went right into the hands of a waiting Tebow, and New York sealed the game on Greene’s TD run.




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