Santonio Holmes' Late Touchdown Propels Jets Past Bills, 28-24

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VIDEO: Stevie Johnson Mocks Plaxico Burress, But Jets Shoot Down Bills

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson celebrated a second-quarter touchdown catch against the New York Jets on Sunday by pretending to shoot himself in the leg during his touchdown dance, obviously mocking Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

The Jets got the last laugh on Johnson and the Bills, though, in a 28-24 victory. Two of Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's last three passes of the game were intended for Johnson, and both were incomplete in the Jets end zone.

The first one was a ball slightly behind a wide open Johnson. Prior to that, a wide-open Johnson had dropped a pass from Fitzpatrick that would have gone for a huge gain, and possibly a touchdown.

Johnson did catch eight passes for 75 yards and one touchdown, often defended by Darrelle Revis. The one he could not catch, though, ended up shooting down the Bills.


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Jets-Bills Final Score: Santonio Holmes' Late Touchdown Propels New York Past Buffalo, 28-24

A 16-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Santonio Holmes with just 1:01 to go in regulation Sunday helped the New York Jets escape with a 28-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills in an AFC East showdown at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The Jets improve to 6-5 overall and are now right back into the thick of the AFC playoff race, while the Bills' postseason dreams are all but over.

Holmes' fifth touchdown catch of the season capped a 12-play, 82-yard drive, which featured two third-down situations that were converted. The most important coming on a 3-and-11 from the Bills' 36-yard line when Sanchez floated a pass to wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who used all of his 6-foot-5 frame to snag the ball out of the air for a 18-yard gain. Two plays later, Holmes was wide open in the corner of the end zone.

On its final possession of the game, Buffalo (5-6) marched inside the Jets' 30-yard line, but its final attempts to win the game failed. Buffalo took a 24-21 lead after field goal kicker Dave Rayner nailed a 53-yard field goal with 9:46 to play.

Sanchez, who completed just 17-0f-35 passes for just 180 yards, didn't put together his best performance of the season, but he did finish the game with four touchdown passes. Tight end Dustin Keller caught four passes, two of them for touchdowns, for team-best 64 yards. Starting running back Shonn Greene ran for a game-best 78 yards on 13 carries.



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Jets-Bills Score Update: New York, Buffalo Enter Fourth Quarter Deadlocked, 21-21

A 36-yard touchdown reception by Buffalo Bills wide receiver Brad Smith from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has helped the Bills and New York Jets enter the fourth quarter of an AFC East showdown at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ tied at 21. Smith's first touchdown catch of the season came a play after Jets punt returner, Antonio Cromartie, muffed a punt, which was recovered by Buffalo at its own 36-yard line.

Earlier in the third quarter, an 18-yard touchdown reception by tight end Dustin Keller from quarterback Mark Sanchez gave the Jets a one-score lead, 21-14, over the Bills. Keller's touchdown was his second of the day and capped a solid eight-play, 80-yard drive that ended with 3:58 to go in the third.

The second half began with Buffalo driving into New York territory, but its march stalled at the 41-yard line when it couldn't convert on third-and-7. The Bills punted and then the Jets drove down the field to score their third touchdown of the day.

The Bills will begin the fourth quarter with the ball.

Be sure to check out our Jets coverage at Gang Green Nation and the Bills at Buffalo Rumblings.

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Jets-Bills Score Update: New York Scores Two Second-Quarter Touchdowns; Game Tied 14-14 At Halftime

A 14-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Plaxico Burress from quarterback Mark Sanchez has helped the New York Jets end the first half in a 14-14 tie with the Buffalo Bills in an AFC showdown at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Burress' seventh touchdown of the season came with just 1:08 to play in the second quarter and capped a short four-play, 36-yard drive that started in Buffalo territory because of a muffed kickoff.

The score also answered a touchdown drive by the Bills, who took a 14-7 advantage when wide receiver Stevie Johnson caught a five-yard pass from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick with 2:09 to go in the first half. On the ensuing kickoff, Bills kicker Dave Rayner nailed a Jets' upman, and the Bills recovered the ball.

Just about three minutes into the second quarter, the Jets, who trailed 7-0 after the first quarter, got on the scoreboard as tight end Dustin Keller caught a three-yard pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez. Kellar's second touchdown of the season ended a 10-play, 78-yard drive that began late in the first quarter and helpd tie the game at 7-7 with 12:07 to go in the half.

Be sure to check out our Jets coverage at Gang Green Nation and the Bills at Buffalo Rumblings.

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Jets-Bills Score Update: Buffalo Strikes First; Leads 7-0 After First Quarter

An eight-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver David Nelson from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has helped the Buffalo Bills take an early advantage over the New York Jets, who will begin the second quarter trailing, 7-0. The winner of this AFC East showdown will improve to 6-5 overall and improve their AFC playoff chances.

Nelson's fourth touchdown of the season, so far his only catch of the day, capped a 13-play, 90-yard drive that ended with 1:41 to play in the first. So far, the Bills offense has totaled 94 yards and has converted four first downs.

Meanwhile, the Jets and quarterback Mark Sanchez are struggling to find a rhythm offensively. Currently, Sanchez has completed just 1-of-5 passes for three yards. The Jets have just one first down.

The Jets, who are trying to bounce back from a Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos, will begin the second quarter with the ball near midfield.

Be sure to check out our Jets coverage at Gang Green Nation and the Bills at Buffalo Rumblings.

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Jets-Bills Inactives: LaDainian Tomlinson, Jeremy Kerley Out For New York

The New York Jets will be looking for a season sweep of the Buffalo Bills Sunday afternoon in a AFC East match up (1 p.m. on CBS) and New York will need to do it without veteran running back LaDainian Tomlinson and wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, who were each on the inactive list, released before the game. New York will also be without defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis. Meanwhile, the Bills are without its best defensive back, safety George Wilson.

Here are the Jets inactives:


The Bills are also very banged up, here are their inactives:

Overall, the Bills are also missing star running back Fred Jackson, offensive linemen Eric Wood and defensive tackle Kyle Williams, who each have been placed on injured reserve.

Be sure to check out our Jets coverage at Gang Green Nation and the Bills at Buffalo Rumblings.

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Bills Vs. Jets: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

The New York Jets host the Buffalo Bills Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Here's how you can find the game on television and on your radio dial.

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Mind Games? Mark Sanchez Watches Mark Brunell Take First-Team Reps

Is New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan playing mind games with struggling quarterback Mark Sanchez. Maybe. Veteran backup Mark Brunell took a few first-team snaps during practice both Monday and Tuesday, a fact that apparently irked the third-year quarterback.

Brunell, in his 17th year in the NFL, clearly enjoyed the few snaps he got with the first group.

“It was a big day. I think I got four plays. Out of the 40 that we ran, I got four,” Brunell said. “So, I was pretty excited about that. I think three of them were runs, but it was good to go in there a little bit.”

The New York Post recalled that Ryan used a similar ploy to motivate Sanchez when the young quarterback was struggling late in the 2011 season.

“I know Mark Sanchez extremely well,” Ryan said. “I know how tough, how [much] fighting spirit he has. If it takes me to do this and take a punch in the nose I don’t care. I’ll do it. But we’ve got to have it from him. He’s the guy. He’s my guy and we have to have it from him. … When he’s that way we’re extremely hard to beat.”

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Rex Ryan Won't Appeal $75K Fine For Profane Remark

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said Monday he will not appeal the $75,000 fine he was given for a profane remark directed at a fan at halftime of his team’s recent loss to the New England Patriots.

“I just know that it was a mistake and I’ve owned up to that mistake. There’s no question about it. I’m not going to appeal it,” Ryan said. “Obviously, it was a mistake that I made and I’m responsible for my actions. I haven’t denied that one bit or slouched on that responsibility. I understand it, and I know to coach in the National Football League is an honor. I don’t want to be the guy to put a black eye on this or whatever. I just want to get it behind me and move forward.”

Ryan was walking into the tunnel for halftime when a fan told Ryan, “Hey, Rex, Belichick is better than you.”

The Jets coach, whose team was down 13-9 at the time, responded with a curt, “Shut the f—- up.”

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