Coming out of their bye week, the New York Jets had to face the 5-2 AFC East leading Buffalo Bills in Buffalo. The Bills were averaging 30 ppg and were undefeated at home with victories over the Oakland Raiders, the New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins.
The Jets showed they were more than capable of meeting the challenge. At the end of the game, the Jets defense had two interceptions, forced two fumbles, recovering one, held Fred Jackson to 82 rushing yards and made Ryan Fitzpatrick look like rookie QB.
The Jets offense looked good. Mark Sanchez was able to spread the ball around to Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes, Dustin Keller and rookie WR Jeremy Kerley. The running game also showed up, by committee, rushing for a total of 126 yards and two TDs.
It was their best, most complete game of the season. The win put the Jets in a three-way tie for first place in the AFC East as they head back home to face the New England Patriots.
If the Jets are able to accomplish these five things, they will lay a hurt on the Patriots.