Jets Slip Past Bills and Keep Playoff Hopes Alive, 28-24

Chris Dela RosaContributor INovember 27, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 27:  Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets rund with the ball as  Nick Barnett #50 of the Buffalo Bills defends during their game on November 27, 2011 at  MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Final: Buffalo Bills: 24 - New York Jets: 28

Unlike the last time these two teams played, it was back and forth all day long and included everything a football fan could ask for.

The game started with controversy as Steve Johnson celebrated a touchdown catch by mocking Plaxico Burress shooting himself in the leg.

Following that touchdown the Jets responded in exactly one minute by scoring one of their own on a touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress who did a simple celebration and chose not to retaliate.  With that, the score at halftime was 14-14.

The game followed a similar path in the third quarter as it was tied 21-21 going into the fourth quarter.

After a 53-yard field goal, the Bills took a 24-21 lead over the Jets.  They had a chance to build on their lead but could not move the ball and were forced to give the Jets the ball back with a little less than 5 minutes.

Following a few big third down conversions through the air and some nifty footwork by Plaxico Burress, the Jets were able to retake the lead courtesy of the other receiver Johnson mocked in his celebration, Santonio Holmes.

Buffalo was given the ball back with a little less than a minute left and were able to make their way into New York territory.  After nearing the red zone, Buffalo's drive stalled as Steve Johnson shot his team in the foot by dropping two potential touchdown receptions.  The Bills could not score and the Jets for another time this season, pulled off a comeback victory late in the fourth quarter.

This victory keeps the Jets "in the hunt" as they improve to 6-5 and will travel to FedEx Field next week to take on the Redskins, while the Bills season is essentially over as they fall to 5-6 and will return home to take on the Titans next Sunday.