AFC East: rapid reaction 8
New York Jets fans might want to buy their antacids in bulk. They won't go to waste.
Their team tried to give away Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but avoided losing consecutive games to NFL doormats with a late touchdown for a 28-24 victory at the Meadowlands.
Brett Favre was the main source of indigestion. He threw three interceptions. One went for a 91-yard touchdown to give the Chiefs a 24-21 lead with 9:39 to play. But Favre managed to pull it out, hitting Laveranues Coles, who made a scintillating grab in the end zone from 15 yards away.
The Jets ran the ball well. Thomas Jones and Leon Washington combined for 121 yards and two touchdowns. The Jets rolled up 420 total yards, giving them back-to-back games with at least 400 yards for the first time in a decade.
New York's defense also had its moments, holding the Chiefs to 80 yards rushing and sacking quarterback Tyler Thigpen four times.
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Two weeks ago, several precincts in Patriot Nation wanted to get a look at the rookie quarterback.
Two games later, all is well.
Cassel was the AFC offensive player of the week for destroying the Denver Broncos on Monday night. He followed up with his first fourth-quarter comeback victory, hooking up with Kevin Faulk on a 15-yard touchdown play with 3:19 to go.
Cassel did throw two interceptions and got sacked three times. But the Patriots are 5-2 and tied with the Buffalo Bills despite a slew of injuries. The Patriots played without any of their top three running backs Sunday.
For those of you who wrote off the Patriots, I hope you used a pencil. Time to break out your erasers.
MIAMI -- The Buffalo Bills finally got their first taste of divisional play Sunday afternoon.
And they choked on it.
The Miami Dolphins tripped up the AFC East-leading Buffalo Bills 25-16, renewing possibilities throughout the division.
The Dolphins pounced on an uncharacteristically sloppy performance from Bills quarterback Trent Edwards, who entered the game as the AFC's best fourth-quarter passer.
Buffalo's first three possessions of the fourth quarter ended thusly: Edwards interception, Edwards lost fumble, Edwards tackled for a safety. He finished without a touchdown pass.
The Bills committed four turnovers -- all in the fourth quarter.
Chad Pennington, meanwhile, had his first 300-yard passing game for Miami. He found some magic with Ted Ginn, giving the 2007 first-round draft pick his first career 100-yard game. Ginn made seven catches for 175 yards.