How often does a team rush for over 300 rushing yards and still lose? Not very ... but with help from rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez, who completed more passes to Bills defenders (five) than to his own wide receivers (three, all to newly-acquired Braylon Edwards), the Jets managed to find a way to accomplish that rare feat.
The last of those picks came in overtime, after New York had seemingly moved into position for a short field goal to win it. But a holding penalty knocked them backward, and holder Steve Weatherford added a pick of his own on a botched long-range attempt to keep Buffalo alive. Paul Posluszny would notch Sanchez’s fifth and final gift on the Jets’ next possession, setting up Rian Lindell’s 47-yarder to give the Bills their first AFC East victory since 2007.
Ryan Fitzpatrick came on in relief of the injured Trent Edwards (concussion), finishing the game 10-for-25 for 116 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown pass to Lee Evans (4 catches - 68 yards), and an interception.