Game review: Heroes and goats

November, 28, 2011
11/28/11
10:23
AM ET
Some positives and negatives from the Jets' 28-24 win over the Bills:

THREE UP

Mark Sanchez. It wasn't pretty, but he got his team in the end zone and walked away with a win. He became the first Jets QB since Joe Namath in 1968 to have four TD passes with less than a 50-percent completion rate, according to ESPN Stats & Information. That's a rare deal. Sanchez became only the third QB since 1999 to pull that off, joining Trent Edwards (2007) and Peyton Manning (2009).

Plaxico Burress/Santonio Holmes. They caught the final two passes, Burress with his acrobatic, season-saving grab and Holmes with his game-winning TD. Until that play, Holmes and Sanchez had connected on only one of their previous 11 tries (two drops by Holmes in this game). As for Burress, it may been the Jets' best catch since Jerricho Cotchery's diving play last year in Cleveland. Try imitating that, Stevie Johnson.

Shonn Greene. It was a quietly effective game for Greene, who rushed for 78 yards on 13 carries -- a 6.0 average. He showed some giddy-up, getting to the second level. He also showed toughness, coming back from an undisclosed injury, and endurance, handling a bunch of the third-down plays.

THREE DOWN

Antonio Cromartie. Okay, so the touchdown he allowed was a fluke, a tipped ball on a 36-yard pass to Brad Smith. But Cromartie also muffed a punt and missed a tackle on a key third-down play.

Darrelle Revis. By his standards, this was an off day. He covered Johnson the entire game, and allowed eight completions for 75 yards and a touchdown -- the first TD against Revis this season. None of the plays went longer than 16 yards, so you can't say Revis got burned. He got nickel-and-dimed, with slant after slant.

Bart Scott. This is a bit of an anamoly because of the circumstances. Because of the Bills' spread offense, the Jets were in nickel and dime most of the game. Therefore, Scott had a limited number of snaps. But even so, he didn't record any tackles.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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