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                    === Bills rout Jets in windy Buffalo ===
 
 Orchard  Park,  NY (SportsNetwork.com) -  The see-saw  season for the New York
 Jets continued on Sunday in Buffalo.
 
 Coming  off their  bye, the Jets were hoping an odd-numbered week would result
 in another win as it had in the previous odd weeks of the season. Instead, the
 Buffalo  Bills snapped their own three-game losing streak with a 37-14 victory
 on a windy day at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
 
 The Jets (5-5), who roughed up New Orleans in their last outing two weeks ago,
 became  the  first team in  NFL history to alternate  wins and losses in their
 first 10 games, while the Bills (4-7) head into a bye with their first victory
 since Week 7 at Miami.
 
 EJ  Manuel  won the second battle  of rookie quarterbacks with New York's Geno
 Smith.  The Jets notched  a 27-20 win in Week 3 at MetLife Stadium when Manuel
 completed  only 19-of-42  passes and Smith threw  for 331 yards with a pair of
 scores.
 
 "It  was a  physical game,  we took  advantage of  some opportunites,  thought
 (Manuel) played well," said Bills coach Doug Marrone.
 
 On  this day, Manuel connected on 20-of-28 throws for 245 yards with a pair of
 long touchdown passes into the wind for Buffalo, while Smith completed just 8-
 of-23 passes for only 103 yards and was intercepted three times.
 
 Jairus Byrd came away  with two of the picks and Da'Norris Searcy returned one
 32  yards for  a touchdown. Smith, who  was benched in the fourth quarter, was
 also sacked four times and lost a fumble deep in his own territory that set up
 another Buffalo touchdown.
 
 "You  got to  give all  the  credit to  Buffalo.  They did  a tremendous  job,
 outplayed us in every phase of the game," said Jets coach Rex Ryan.
 
 The wind problems cropped up for the Jets on their second possession when Nick
 Folk's  perfect season came to an end, as the wind took his 48-yard field goal
 try well to the right.
 
 Buffalo, though, had no such issues going into the wind in the second quarter.
 
 Dan Carpenter's 40-yard field goal went straight down the middle just over two
 minutes  into the  second and the Bills  drove 68 yards in 13 plays with their
 ensuing possession for a touchdown.
 
 Buffalo was set to punt on 4th-and-5 from the Jets' 37, but an offside penalty
 made  it  4th-and-inches and Manuel's  sneak picked  up the first down. Manuel
 went  to  the end zone three  plays later and his  throw into the wind came up
 short,  but  T.J. Graham adjusted to  the underthrown ball inside the five and
 scooted into the end zone for the 34-yard score and a 10-0 lead.
 
 Two turnovers then led to 10 more Buffalo points before the intermission.
 
 Smith  was stripped  of the ball on  the second play after the kickoff and the
 Bills  recovered  at the New  York four. After C.J.  Spiller was stopped for a
 yard,  Frank  Summers found  room through  the middle  on the  next play for a
 touchdown.
 
 Byrd  then  picked off Smith  two plays after the  following kickoff to set up
 Carpenter's 42-yard field goal with just 1:15 left in the half.
 
 Buffalo  was forced  to punt on its  first possession of the second half and a
 fumbled snap led to a two-yard punt into the wind, giving the Jets the ball at
 the Buffalo 40.
 
 After  a sack, Smith found Santonio Holmes for 38 yards to set up a first down
 at  the five. It took four more plays, but Chris Ivory nudged his way into the
 end zone from inside the one to get the Jets on the board.
 
 The  Bills, still going into the wind, used two big plays to extend their lead
 with  4:40 left  in the third. Graham  caught a 40-yard pass on the first play
 after  a  Jets punt and  Marquise Goodwin  outraced Antonio Cromartie down the
 field  on the next play and hauled in Manuel's perfectly thrown ball in stride
 for a 43-yard touchdown and a 27-7 lead.
 
 Smith  was intercepted  by Byrd for the  second time less than a minute later,
 but  the Buffalo offense could not cash in. The Jets QB wasn't as fortunate on
 the  next series, as Searcy stepped in front of a bubble screen pass and raced
 untouched  to the  end zone with the  interception for a 34-7 margin with 1:14
 left in the third.
 
 After one more poor series for Smith, Matt Simms took over and threw his first
 career  touchdown  pass, a 13-yard toss  to Jeff Cumberland 5 1/2 minutes into
 the fourth.
 
 Carpenter tacked on a 43-yard field goal to account for the final margin.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Bills surrendered less  than 20 points for the first time this season ...
 Folk  had been 23-for-23  on field goal tries and had made each of his 14 PATs
 before  the first-quarter miss.  He hadn't missed a kick since last Dec. 30 in
 Buffalo  ... Ivory finished  with 98 yards on 15 carries, with a 69-yard jaunt
 late in the fourth accounting for the majority of the output ... The Bills ran
 for  just  68 yards,  including 34 on  12 carries for  Fred Jackson ... Holmes
 returned  to  the lineup for  the Jets after  missing five straight games with
 injuries  and caught  two passes for 71  yards ... The Bills will next play on
 Dec. 1 at home against Atlanta ... The Jets visit Baltimore next Sunday.
 
 11/17 18:47:56 ET