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28 - 48 Final
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Sanchez throws for 3 scores as Jets throttle Buffalo

Sep 10, 2012 - 1:44 AM East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Mark Sanchez threw three touchdown passes and the New York defense forced four turnovers, as the Jets quickly put a dismal preseason behind them and rolled to a 48-28 victory over the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium.

The Jets (1-0) didn't score a touchdown in a winless August until the final exhibition game, but proved the preseason doesn't translate to regular-season success ... at least for a week.

After throwing an interception on the Jets' first drive, Sanchez played brilliantly behind an offensive line that did not allow a sack all day. He completed 19-of-27 passes for 266 yards with three touchdowns, connecting twice with rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill.

Tim Tebow's long-awaited Jets' debut was a quiet one. He appeared in several Wildcat formations, but rushed for just 11 yards on five carries and did not attempt a pass.

The New York defense featured interceptions by Darrelle Revis, Kyle Wilson and Antonio Cromartie, as well as a fumble recovery, leading to half of the Jets' scoring output.

"I'm excited about it. We expected to win," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "We knew that Buffalo was a tough opponent, but we expected to win."

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three interceptions and three touchdown passes for Buffalo (0-1), while C.J. Spiller received the bulk of the carries after starting running back Fred Jackson left the game with a leg injury and ran for 169 yards with a touchdown yards on 14 carries.

"We made too many mistakes to win a game like that. You can't make mistakes and win games like that," Bills coach Chan Gailey said.

After Sanchez was intercepted to end New York's first series, Fitzpatrick gave it right back. Revis' pick led directly to a 12-yard TD strike from Sanchez to Jeremy Kerley for a 7-0 lead. The Jets' first-string offense did not score a touchdown during the preseason.

Wilson's interception of Fitzpatrick on the ensuing series led to Sanchez's 33-yard touchdown pass to Hill, who led the Jets in receptions and finished with five catches for 89 yards,

The Jets forced Buffalo to punt on the next series and Kerley ran the kick back for a 68-yard score. Kerley's first career touchdown on a punt return gave New York a comfortable 21-0 lead.

Spiller's 56-yard run got the Bills on the board in the second quarter, but Nick Folk kicked a pair of field goals for the Jets late in the half -- the second coming after New York recovered a Spiller fumble.

Cromartie then picked off Fitzpatrick on Buffalo's first series of the second half and returned the interception 40 yards for a score before Sanchez and Hill hooked up again later in the third, a 17-yard TD connection that made it 41-7.

Fitzpatrick threw TD passes of five yards to Scott Chandler, six yards to Donald Jones and 29 yards to Steve Johnson to make the score somewhat respectable before Shonn Greene scored New York's final touchdown on a 1-yard run. Greene finished with 94 yards on 27 carries.

Game Notes

Revis left the game in fourth quarter with an apparent head injury and did not return ... The Jets and Bills opened the season against one another for the 11th time ... The Jets have won their last six games against Buffalo.








  • BUFFALO: 28
    NEW YORK: 48
    Final

    Sep 9 4:21 PM


  • Nick Folk extra point is good.

    Bills 28, Jets 48  4th - 1:17Sep 9 4:18 PM


  • NY Jets Touchdown - Shonn Greene rushed right for 1 yard.

    Bills 28, Jets 47  4th - 1:17Sep 9 4:18 PM


  • Rian Lindell extra point is good.

    Bills 28, Jets 41  4th - 5:58Sep 9 4:07 PM
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  • Buffalo Touchdown - Ryan Fitzpatrick pass to Stevie Johnson for 29 yards.

    Bills 27, Jets 41  4th - 5:58Sep 9 4:05 PM


  • Rian Lindell extra point is good.

    Bills 21, Jets 41  4th - 7:57Sep 9 3:54 PM


  • Buffalo Touchdown - Ryan Fitzpatrick pass to Donald Jones for 6 yards.

    Bills 20, Jets 41  4th - 7:57Sep 9 3:54 PM


  • BUFFALO: 14
    NEW YORK: 41
    End of 3rd

    Sep 9 3:29 PM


  • Rian Lindell extra point is good.

    Bills 14, Jets 41  3rd - 4:26Sep 9 3:21 PM


  • Buffalo Touchdown - Ryan Fitzpatrick pass to Scott Chandler for 5 yards.

    Bills 13, Jets 41  3rd - 4:26Sep 9 3:21 PM


  • Nick Folk extra point is good.

    Bills 7, Jets 41  3rd - 9:38Sep 9 3:10 PM
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    Bills 7, Jets 34  3rd - 13:41Sep 9 3:06 PM


  • NY Jets Touchdown - Ryan Fitzpatrick pass intended for Scott Chandler intercepted by Antonio Cromartie at the Buffalo 42 and returned for 42 yards.

    Bills 7, Jets 33  3rd - 13:41Sep 9 3:06 PM
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  • BUFFALO: 7
    NEW YORK: 27
    Halftime

    Sep 9 2:37 PM


  • Nick Folk kicks 65 yards from the NY Jets 35 into the end zone for a touchback. Buffalo has the ball, 1st and 10 on the Buffalo 20.

    Bills 7, Jets 27  2nd - 0:12Sep 9 2:36 PM


  • NY Jets Field Goal - 25-yarder by Nick Folk.

    Bills 7, Jets 24  2nd - 1:57Sep 9 2:23 PM


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    Bills 7, Jets 21  2nd - 9:06Sep 9 2:00 PM


  • Buffalo Touchdown - C.J. Spiller rushed left for 56 yards.

    Bills 6, Jets 21  2nd - 9:06Sep 9 2:00 PM


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  • NY Jets Touchdown - Brian Moorman punted 44 yards from the Buffalo 24 to the NY Jets 32. Jeremy Kerley returned for 68 yards.

    Bills 0, Jets 20  2nd - 12:40Sep 9 1:50 PM


  • Nick Folk extra point is good.

    Bills 0, Jets 14  2nd - 14:53Sep 9 1:41 PM


  • NY Jets Touchdown - Mark Sanchez pass to Stephen Hill for 33 yards.

    Bills 0, Jets 13  2nd - 14:53Sep 9 1:41 PM


  • BUFFALO: 0
    NEW YORK: 7
    End of 1st

    Sep 9 1:38 PM


  • Nick Folk extra point is good.

    Bills 0, Jets 7  1st - 6:02Sep 9 1:24 PM


  • NY Jets Touchdown - Mark Sanchez pass to Jeremy Kerley for 12 yards.

    Bills 0, Jets 6  1st - 6:02Sep 9 1:24 PM


  • BUFFALO: 0
    NEW YORK: 0
    1st Quarter - 15:00

    Sep 9 1:03 PM
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