Mark Sanchez delivered perhaps the shakiest four-TD passing performance in history. He capitalized on some blown coverages, but he also threw an ugly interception and barely escaped a few others. Terrific pass protection, too. Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes came up big in the clutch.
A 138-yard day represented progress, but everybody runs against the Bills, so let's keep it in perspective. Nearly one-third of the total came on two runs, Shonn Greene (18 yards) and Holmes (23) on an end-around. Overall, the line did a nice job with zone blocking.
Yeah, they held the Bills to 86 yards, including 34 on scrambles by Fitzpatrick, but it's hard to buy in. The Bills did it with a patchwork line and a second-string runner, C.J. Spiller. The Jets hung tough after losing run-stopping DT Mike DeVito (knee).
Ryan Fitzpatrick recorded the highest passer rating (111.5) against the Jets for a quarterback not named Brady. Even without the threat of a running game (no Fred Jackson), the Bills shredded the Jets. Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson surrendered TD passes. A rare off day for Revis.
Antonio Cromartie, who stepped in for a shaken-up Jim Leonhard, muffed a punt. Sound familiar? It was the Jets' fifth turnover on special teams. But this one was costly, setting up a Bills touchdown. This trend has to stop. And it has to stop now.
Not a good day for Rex Ryan, Mike Pettine and the defensive staff, which had no answers for the Bills' spread attack. Clearly, Chan Gailey made better adjustments off the previous meeting, only three weeks ago. Not a great showing by the offense, considering the opponent.