ORCHARD PARK, NY (WIVB) - Last year, the Jets ran for over 300 yards but lost to the Bills because they threw 6 interceptions. Sunday, the Jets ran wild again but did not make the same mistakes.
LaDaininan Tomlinson (133 yards) and Shonn Greene (117 yards) both topped the century mark as the Jets plowed through the Buffalo defense for 273 rushing yards in a 38-14 win at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Its the first time since 2007 that the Bills have allowed an opponent to have two 100 yard rushers.
Mark Sanchez, who threw five of those interceptions in 2009, threw two touchdown passes with no picks as the Jets toyed with the Bills defense. Brad Smith also threw a touchdown pass on a Wildcat play as New York hit he end zone five times.
Sanchez has now thrown 8 touchdown passes in the last three games. New York improves to 3-1. The Bills fall to 0-4.
Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled against the Jets aggressive pass rush. He did throw two touchdown passes, but completed just 12 of 27 passes for 128 yards. He was sacked three times. Fitzpatrick was the Bills leading rusher with a career-high 74 yards rushing.
The Jets opened the scoring on the first drive when Tomlinson scored from 1 yard out. A 41 yard pass from Sanchez to Braylon Edwards made it 17-0. The Bills cut into the lead on a 1 yard TD pass from Fitzpatrick to David Martin.
But the Jets took control in the third quarter, scoring three times. Dustin Keller had TD catches from Smith and Sanchez, the second coming off a Marshawn Lynch fumble. Then, Tomlinson scored his second TD to make it 38-7.
A Fitzpatrick to Steve Johnson scoring pass capped the scoring. David Nelson led the Bills in receiving with 7 catches for 75 yards.
Paul Posluszny returned from a knee injury and had 12 tackles. Donte Whitner led the Bills with 13 tackles.
Town of Evans Police are asking the public for information about an abandoned puppy that was found on the side of Holland Road.
Customers filled the seats of Mom's Restaurant, in Niagara Falls, Thursday afternoon. The restaurant posted a sign saying that after 58 years they are closing their doors.
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
Local workers will be demonstrating outside of the McDonalds, on Main Street near Utica, Thursday at 5 p.m.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office arrested a Kenmore man they say was driving a commercial motor vehicle while intoxicated.