ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Mark Sanchez’s third-quarter touchdown throw to Santonio Holmes on Sunday afternoon was perfect.
Well, yeah, because Holmes made a circus catch, reeling in the pass with three Buffalo defenders around him.
“First off, it was a great pass from Sanchez. The confidence he had and believing in me, that he can deliver the pass between, two, maybe three defenders in the red zone. He placed it where only I could catch it. I knew I had to grab it, pull it down and make a big play from it.”
Holmes only caught three passes for 29 yards in the Jets’ 27-11 road demolition of the Bills, but he did have that one big score.
Oh, and there was the 42-yard pass interference penalty he drew right before he caught the TD, which was somewhat questionable.
“I think those guys did a pretty good job trying to cover us,” Holmes said. “But they obviously got caught and the refs were right on top of them when they needed to be and they made the calls that were necessary.”
• We all got duped.
Sure, it may have looked like Eric Smith and his old buddy Brad Smith were tussling after a special teams play early in the game, but that wasn’t the case.
“It was all a joke,” Eric Smith said, laughing. “It was great to see Brad. I’m just mad I didn’t get to hit him a little harder.”
• Plaxico Burress, who fought through lower back soreness to haul in five passes for 79 yards, leads the team in receptions with 23 and touchdown receptions with five. His 323 receiving yards ranks third.
• In his last four games, Shonn Greene has rushed 81 times for 345 yards. ... The Jets created three turnovers on Sunday and now have 19 for the season. Nick Folk missed his first field goal of the season, snapping a franchise-record of 11 straight made FGs without a miss to start a season. He is 12 of 13 on FGs this season. ... Joe McKnight is averaging 40.2 yards per return this season -- tops in the NFL.