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What You Should Be Talking About This Week Jets 3-1 since bye week: Outscoring opponents 81-45

Jets defense: Allowed 26 points in 1st half last seven games

C. Pennington: Second-most accurate passer in NFL history

C. Houston: Career-high105 yards & 2TDs versus Green Bay

V. Hobson: Team-leading 24 tackles in last two games

B. Thomas: Has 5.5 sacks in the last five games

Jets-Bills Quick Facts Series:Bills lead regular season, 49-42 (92nd regular season meeting) – Bills won 1981 AFC Wildcard Playoff, 31-27.

At The Jets: Jets lead, 23-22; have won last four, seven of last eight.

Last Meeting: Jets 28, Bills 20, September 24, 2006, at Buffalo.
The Jets forced three turnovers, including a fumble V. Hobson returned 32 yards for a touchdown, overcoming 475 yards in total offense for the Bills. K. Barlow and C. Houston scored on the ground while C. Pennington passed for 183 yards and a touchdown.

*What You Need to Know about this Game *The Jets are 5-2 in their last seven games after a 2-3 start.

The Jets had 31 points, 340 yards of offense and 22 first downs in first half versus Green Bay.

Chad Pennington had the most productive first half of his career versus Green Bay - 241 yards and two TDs on 22-of-29 passing.

Justin Miller leads the NFL with 29.0 yards per kickoff return.

A Win WouldGive the Jets a season-high three game winning streak

Give the Jets four wins in the AFC East for first time since 2002

Give the Jets a 4-3 record at home

A Closer Look at 5-2Since a loss to Jacksonville on Oct. 8, the Jets are 5-2 and have won three of their last four. Since that game:

The Jets have allowed only two rushing touchdowns and have not allowed a rushing touchdown in over 18 quarters (exactly 280 minutes of game action), since Rueben Droughns scored on a two-yard run in the second quarter at Cleveland in Week 8.

The defense has not allowed a touchdown in the first quarter.

The defense only allowed three points in the first quarter (Cleveland - Dawson - 47 yd field goal).

The defense has only allowed 26 points in the first half, outscoring opponents 74-26 in that span.

The Jets' turnover ratio is 3 ( 1 overall) after starting the season -2 through five games. The Jets have lost just one fumble in the last seven games*.

Fantastic Four Quarters
*Over the four quarter span covering the second half versus Houston and the first half at Green Bay:

Chad Pennington led the Jets to 48 points on eight scoring drives (six touchdowns and two field goals) in 10 possessions.

Pennington threw for exactly 400 yards on 36-of-44 passes with three touchdowns.

Pennington put together a streak of 12 straight completions (the last eight and the first four).

Jerricho Cotchery had 12 catches for 155 yards and a touchdown.

Cedric Houston had 21 carries for 66 yards and three rushing touchdowns.

*A First Half for the Ages *What did the Jets accomplish in the first half at Green Bay in taking a 31-0 halftime lead?

Scored on all five drives, four touchdowns and a field goal.

Put up 340 yards of total offense (241 passing, 99 rushing) and 22 first downs.

Ran 47 offensive plays (7.2 yards per play) while holding the ball for 21:36.

Held Brett Favre to 6-of-11 passing for 45 yards, an interception (A. Dyson) and a fumble lost (caused by B. Thomas, recovered by D. Robertson).

Held Green Bay to just one possession inside the Jets' 40-yard line, as the Packers missed a field goal after stalling on the Jets' 22.

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