The Buffalo Bills continue to get better as the season goes along, as Sunday they finished a sweep of the New York Jets with an impressive defensive effort in a 13-3 win in New Jersey. The Bills were led by wide out Lee Evans, who scored on an 85-yard TD with 3:38 left to make a 6-3 Bills lead a 13-3 lead as they sealed their third win of the season. “It’s a terrific win for us,” Buffalo coach Dick Jauron said. “If you’re going to be a team with any chance, you’ve got to stack wins. To come in here and be able to win was a huge project for us. It was ugly at times, but they did it.”
The win for Buffalo is their third in four games, and they had to do some of it without starting QB Trent Edwards, who left the game in the third quarter with a sprained wrist. “The X-rays came back negative,” said Edwards, whose wrist was wrapped. “We’ll reevaluate it tomorrow.” J.P. Losman, who was replaced by Edwards for good this past week, led the team on two second half scoring drives to help them get the win.
As for the Jets, they drop to 1-7, and basically are now resigned to play for 2008. They already placed linebacker Johnathan Vilma on IR this past week, and in their first game without him, not all that much went right. They had just 254 yards to 347 for the Bills, and their only points came in the second quarter on a 27-yard field goal from Mike Nugent.
“They did a good job,” quarterback Chad Pennington said. “They had a great game plan and really stuck it to us.” Pennington was just 13-for-20 for 106 yards. Kellen Clemens also played QB for the Jets, and was 5-for-12 for 67 yards and two interceptions.
The Bills will look to get to .500 for the first time since the start of the season next week as they host the 2-5 Cincinnati Bengals. The Jets season of woe continues next Sunday when they stay at home to play the Washington Redskins.