Bills’ Rush Defense Key To Victory Over Division Rival Jets

Posted: 3rd December 2009 by Robert Quinn in NFL
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Tonight, a different Buffalo Bills team will face off against their AFC East rival, the New York Jets. The Bills defeated the Jets earlier this season, winning 16-13 in overtime on a Rian Lindell 47-yard field. This was also the game in which Trent Edwards suffered a concussion, allowing backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to display his skills. Despite the victory, Buffalo's rush defense was despicable, allowing a total of 309 rushing yards (Jones rushed for 210 yards on 22 carries, while Washington tallied 99 yards on 15 attempts). The Jets repeatedly broke down the Bills' front seven, consistently gaining strong yardage. But it was the five interceptions by Mark Sanchez that kept Buffalo in the game. Two of those picks came from breakout rookie star Jairus Byrd from Oregon, who currentl ...

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