>Grading the Bills
RUNNING GAME (A ): You've got to hand it to Willis. He played on bad ankle and tore up Jets. O-line overpowered Jets front seven.
PASSING GAME (B): Great call on bomb to Evans. Bills caught Jets in blitz. J.P. was pretty good. Pass protection was pretty good.
RUN DEFENSE (C ): Held Houston to 2.8 a carry. Quick Washington got 7.9 a carry. Wire and Ellison held up at linebacker. Tackling was good.
PASS DEFENSE (B ): Clements INT for TD broke game open. Thomas, Leonhard filled in well in secondary. Schobel got three sacks.
SPECIAL TEAMS (B): Moorman had big punt in third quarter to flip field. Bills tried to mix it up on KO coverage. Lindell had FG.
COACHING (A): Good win on road over winning team. No busted coverage despite changes in defensive cast. Offense improved.
>Grading the Jets
RUNNING GAME (C): Jets didn't run enough in first half vs. dinged LB corps. Ran some good draws but Houston was held mostly in check.
PASSING GAME (D): Chad had bad overthrow on INT for TD. When Jets dink-dunk attack goes bad, it looks really bad. No downfield game.
RUN DEFENSE (D): Jets have smallish run defense. They got pushed around a bit. It wasn't a fluke. They ranked 27th vs. the run.
PASS DEFENSE (C): Barrett beaten by Evans on long TD. Jets got three sacks but Losman had time much of day. Couldn't get J.P. to turn it over.
SPECIAL TEAMS (B): Mike Westhoff always has his teams ready. Miller is dynamo on kick returns. He had a 42-yarder.
COACHING (D): Outsmarted selves in first half. Didn't run enough. Big game at home, and they got whipped. Offense can't go vertical.