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A+ For the third straight game, the offense was virtually unstoppable, rolling up 444 yards and 38 points. The ground game totaled 273 yards with both LaDainian Tomlinson (133 yards) and Shonn Greene (117) cracking the 100-yard plateau for the first time this season. Mark Sanchez's numbers were modest yet effective as he completed 14 of 24 attempts for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Braylon Edwards and Dustin Keller were key cogs in the passing game, totaling 114 yards and three touchdowns.


B+ Aside from letting Ryan Fitzpatrick look like Michael Vick on a few runs and that drive right before halftime, the Jets shut down the Bills' offense. They held them to 223 total yards, including just 109 via the air, and knocked Fitzpatrick around a bit with three sacks and seven quarterback hits. They were also especially effective on third down, not allowing Buffalo to convert one of their 10 attempts.


B Nick Folk missed a field goal for the second straight week, although the miscue wasn't a 60-plus yarder like last week against Miami. Folk misfired wide left on a 30-yard attempt on the Jets' second drive, but he did nail a 19-yarder and made all five PATs. Steve Weatherford hit one of his six punts inside the 20, but finished with a modest net average of 32.8. Jim Leonhard and Kyle Wilson averaged 11.9 yards per punt return and Brad Smith averaged 28 yards on three kickoff returns.


A This game was the typical trap game, but Rex Ryan & Co. did a good job of making sure the team was well-prepared to come in and stomp on the Bills' necks. They utilized a run-heavy game plan that featured Tomlinson and Greene pounding Buffalo, and took their shots deep when they softened the Bills up. The decision to leave Calvin Pace (foot) home and not push him to make his season debut was also a good move.

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