1:00 PM ET, November 2, 2008
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY
Elam's interception return for TD highlights Jets win over Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Abram Elam was growing tired while the New York Jets' defense was on the field for what seemed like forever: After all, 15 minutes off the game clock is a long time for any defender.The impressive thing was, not only did the safety and has teammates prevent the Buffalo Bills from scoring during that prolonged stretch in the first half, they actually scored the go-ahead points in helping secure a 26-17 win Sunday.
• The Jets' defense forced three turnovers and held the Bills to under 300 yards in an AFC East win.
• Abram Elam had a 92-yard interception return of a Trent Edwards pass to give the Jets a lead they would not give up.
• Brett Favre completed 19 of 28 passes for 201 yards and threw an interception for a TD himself, the 300th career interception of his career (No. 1 in NFL history).
• Jets improved to 5-3, while Bills fell to 5-3, but 0-2 in the AFC East.
-- ESPN research
Favre earned his first win at Ralph Wilson Stadium after going 0-3 in his previous three visits with Green Bay. That leaves 10 places Favre has yet to win, including Texas Stadium, where he's 0-6. ... The interception by Greer was the 300th of Favre's career. ... Bills right guard Jason Whittle, filling in for injured starter Brad Butler, was hurt and did not return in the fourth quarter. Coach Dick Jauron declined to discuss the nature of the injury. Whittle had strained his left quadriceps last weekend. ... Feely made four of five attempts, missing wide left from 37 yards.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||5.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||13:13||Jay Feely 37 Yd||3||0|
|TD||11:26||Derek Fine 9 Yd Pass From Trent Edwards (Rian Lindell Kick)||3||7|
|FG||08:05||Jay Feely 26 Yd||6||7|
|TD||00:00||Abram Elam 92 Yd Interception Return (Jay Feely Kick)||13||7|
|FG||08:55||Jay Feely 20 Yd||16||7|
|FG||03:32||Rian Lindell 53 Yd||16||10|
|TD||01:07||Thomas Jones 7 Yd Run (Jay Feely Kick)||23||10|
|TD||10:53||Jabari Greer 42 Yd Interception Return (Rian Lindell Kick)||23||17|
|FG||02:12||Jay Feely 31 Yd||26||17|