NFL: New York Jets 28, Buffalo 24

Nov. 27, 2011 at 5:09 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Mark Sanchez hooked up with Santonio Holmes for a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter Sunday and the New York Jets edged Buffalo 28-24.

Sanchez heard boos from the crowd for much of the game, taking the heat for the Jets' disappointing 5-5 record coming into the contest.

But he silenced them with 1:01 left with his 16-yard TD toss to Holmes in the corner of the end zone, giving New York a much-needed win to stay alive in the AFC wild card race.

The Jets signal-caller ended with a career-high four touchdown passes, gaining 180 yards and overcoming an interception as New York snapped a two-game skid.

Buffalo (5-6), meanwhile, continued its slide, losing its fourth consecutive game.

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 26-of-39 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns for the Bills.

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