1:00 PM ET, November 6, 2011
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY
Jets shut down Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills to pick up 3rd straight win
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bart Scott and the New York Jets are accustomed to playing the role of villains. So the linebacker didn't feel any pangs of regret for putting a big dent in the Buffalo Bills and their feel-good start."Everybody loves Cinderella stories," Scott said, referring to the Bills. "We've always been portrayed as the bad guys, but we relish in that role."
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More With Less
The Jets have been successful this season sending fewer pass-rushers after quarterbacks. On Sunday, their dialed-back attack worked even better than usual.
|* - 5th-best in NFL
-- Source: ESPN Stats and Information
Pass The Flutie Flakes
Wtih a touchdown in Sunday's loss, Ryan Fitzpatrick tied Doug Flutie for the fifth-most touchdown passes in Bills history.
|-- Source: ESPN Stats and Information|
Ryan said RB Shonn Greene was "a bit dizzy," and was held out for precautionary reasons. TE Dustin Keller returned after hurting his head after landing hard on the turf in the first quarter while attempting to hurdle two Bills defenders. ... Nick Folk hit two of three field-goal attempts, including a 50-yarder into the wind. ... Bills PK Rian Lindell hit a 24-yard field goal. Lindell was having tests after the game after he hurt his right shoulder while making a diving tackle on Joe McKnight's kickoff return to open the second half. ... Bills Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson made his first appearance of the season at Orchard Park after he missed his team's first four home games while recovering from a broken hip.
ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 6: Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets warms up before their NFL game against the...(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||5.4|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-4||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||02:55||Nick Folk 49 Yd||3||0|
|FG||10:16||Nick Folk 50 Yd||6||0|
|TD||08:34||LaDainian Tomlinson 1 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)||13||0|
|FG||04:47||Rian Lindell 24 Yd||13||3|
|TD||03:27||Santonio Holmes 8 Yd Pass From Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick)||20||3|
|TD||06:27||John Conner 1 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)||27||3|
|TD||03:14||David Nelson 7 Yd Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Ryan Fitzpatrick Run For Two-Point Conversion)||27||11|
The Jets got their first win in four tries on the road this season. In their first 3 road games, they were outscored by 12 points per game and opponents averaged 166 yards on the ground. But in their 16-point win over Buffalo on Sunday, they allowed just 96 rushing yards.
ESPN Stats & Information