EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Matt Forte ran for two touchdowns four days after complaining the Jets didn't run the ball enough, and an overwhelming defense sacked Tyrod Taylor seven times Thursday night in New York's 34-21 demolition of Buffalo.
Buffalo (5-3) came in having scored 64 points in its past two wins, but self-destructed with turnovers and miscues. New York (4-5), which stopped a three-game slide in which it held leads in each defeat, looked more like the challenger to New England in the AFC East.
Forte scored on runs of 10 and 5 yards and had 14 carries for 77 yards. Augmenting that was Bilal Powell with a 51-yard burst and 74 yards on nine carries. Quarterback Josh McCown got in on the fun with a 10-yard scramble to open the scoring and New York rushed for 194 yards overall.
Jordan Jenkins had two of the Jets' sacks as they never allowed Buffalo's offense to get on track.
Despite facing all that pressure, Taylor completed 29 of 40 passes for 285 yards and two touchdown passes and no interceptions.