The Buffalo Bills bounced back from two consecutive losses to beat their AFC East rival New York Jets in a hard fought game played in pouring rain. The Bills got off to a good start, taking the opening kickoff and driving down the field to score on a 24 yard play action TD pass to TE Shawn Nelson. The Jets would respond however, after being pinned back inside their own 10 yard line by a punt, HB Joe McKnight managed to get to the outside and score on a 78 yard run. The Jets would then force a fumble on a sack and take the lead on a Mark Sanchez 16 yard scramble. 14-7 Jets at the end of the first quarter. New York extended the lead on a 19 yard TD pass to Megatron, and with the Bills down 21-7 things were looking bad for Buffalo. A late field goal cut the halftime score to 21-10, but the Bills still had a lot of work to do. The Bills would kick another field goal to start the second half, and would then make the play of the game when newly acquired DE Phillip Merling picked off Sanchez on an attempted screen pass and took it 15 yards to the house. The two point conversion was no good, but the score was 21-19 heading into the final quarter and the Bills had the momentum. The winning score came with 6:57 remaining in the game, the third field goal of the day for Rian Lindell putting the Bills up 22-21. From there, both teams played superb defense to keep each other from scoring any more points, the Bills finally kneeling out the last minute of the clock to preserve the victory. Buffalo rookie QB Tyler Dougherty was the game's MVP, completing 16 of 27 passes for 230 yards and 1 TD with no interceptions. GG Greg, tough loss.