Jets01070 -- 17Bills71073 -- 27
Veteran backup QB Kelly Holcomb, getting his second straight start in place of J.P. Losman, had two touchdown passes and led Buffalo at home.
Willis McGahee had a career-high 143 yards rushing and a score, while WRs Eric Moulds and Jonathan Smith also scored touchdowns for Buffalo. The Bills' defense had five sacks and forced three turnovers, including Terrence McGee's interception in the end zone with about three minutes remaining.
Holcomb finished 18 of 26 for 172 yards, winning his second straight game after the Bills lost three straight under Losman, who struggled in starting the first four games this season.
Holcomb also threw two interceptions, including a costly one that allowed the Jets to cut the lead to 24-17 late in the third quarter.
But he was efficient when it mattered, turning around what had been a sputtering offense. The 27 points are a season-high for Buffalo, and McGahee's one-yard plunge nine minutes into the third quarter was the team's first second-half touchdown of the season.
Jets RB Curtis Martin became the seventh player to gain 17,000 yards from scrimmage with a 41-yard run in the third quarter. Martin also had 49-yard gain, his longest since Dec. 14, 2003.
The Jets have lost five straight road games dating from last season.
Buffalo: J.Smith 8 pass from Holcomb (Lindell kick), 8:45.
Buffalo: Moulds 15 pass from Holcomb (Lindell kick), 10:05.
New York: FG Nugent 44, 5:53.
New York: Martin 1 run (Nugent kick), :30.
Buffalo: FG Lindell 50, :00.
Buffalo: McGahee 1 run (Lindell kick), 6:32.
New York: Testaverde 1 run (Nugent kick), 1:41.
Buffalo: FG Lindell 38, 5:54.
JetsBillsFirst Downs 1724Total Net Yards 275341Rushes-Yards 21-14939-177Passing 126164Punt Returns 2-211-8Kickoff Returns 3-684-109Interceptions Ret. 2-182-27Comp-Att-Int 12-26-218-26-2Sacked-Yards Lost 5-351-8Punts 5-39.44-42.8Fumbles-Lost 2-11-0Penalties-Yards 7-5013-99Time Of Possession 21:2538:35 RUSHING
New York: Martin 18-148, Testaverde 3-1.
Buffalo: McGahee 29-143, S.Williams 6-34, Evans 1-2, Holcomb 3-(minus 2).
New York: Testaverde 12-26-2-161.
Buffalo: Holcomb 18-26-2-172.
New York: McCareins 5-116, Coles 4-33, Martin 2-3, Chrebet 1-9.
Buffalo: Moulds 7-63, McGahee 3-24, Evans 3-22, Campbell 2-34, Reed 1-17, J.Smith 1-8, Peters 1-4.
MISSED FIELD GOALS