A win is a win is a win, especially in a season when they were supposed to be few.
Best Logic: “The thing that makes me most happy is that I know we will get better,” said Rex Ryan (after 20 penalties). "No way we can’t.”
Potentially Worst Logic: Of, course, the caliber of competition could always get better, too, rendering the above wishful thinking. That said, look around the AFC and at the Jets schedule. Opportunity knocks.
Best Play: Thanks, the Jets badly needed cornerback Justin Rogers’ failure to turn around for the ball on the perfectly timed 69-yard winning touchdown pass from
Ignorance Is Bliss: Lying underneath Kyle Williams, Smith never got to see
Seeing Red: No, not Ryan about the 20 penalties, Santonio Holmes wore a set of his orange-tinted game contact lenses into the interview room that produce an infrared look we hadn’t seen since "Scars of Dracula." Ryan says Holmes is the best he ever saw for not giving away the imminent arrival of the ball to a defensive back, but jeepers creepers, if we’re Rogers, we’re not peering into those peepers, no sir.
Best Reason for Optimism: Hill caught a 51-yard touchdown pass, Holmes a 69-yarder. Weren’t the Jets supposedly doomed, given a rookie quarterback with no big-play threats?
Second-Best Reason for Optimism: Powell ran for 149 yards. Weren’t the Jets supposedly doomed to give a rookie quarterback no running game?
Worst Decision: The 20th and final penalty of the game, when Hill false-started on second down with the Bills down to one timeout and 1:37 to play. Since the Jets had no reason to put the ball in the air or give Buffalo any reason to believe they would, all Hill had to do was stand there.
Best break: Robert Woods carelessly stepped out of bounds as he turned upfield following a reception, costing himself another 20 yards on a 29-yard gain. The Bills, who would have been in field goal position, ended up having to punt.
Best Individual Play: On that same Buffalo possession,
Worst Individual Play: Richardson had his arms up celebrating
Worst Decision: If anyone talking in Ryan’s ear suggested he make two unwinnable challenges within three plays, Rex should coach at Tennessee next Sunday without a headset. On the first, Powell disappeared into a pile near the first-down marker, so the chances of any conclusive evidence for an overturn were nil.
By next challenging a sideline call at midfield, the Jets lost their second timeout and forfeited their right to challenge a call they would have won —
Second-Worst Decision: To not get
Worst Day at the Office: At least Wilson played well earlier.