Down 10 with the ball and 4:26 remaining? No problem. The Jets rallied with 10 points in the final 2:46 and scored a game-winning field goal in overtime to defeat the Lions, 23-20, in Detroit. For much of this game, the Jets looked as uninspired as they did in last week's shutout loss to Green Gay. But Mark Sanchez finally played better, scoring on a quarterback sneak before engineering the game-tying and winning drives. He finished with 323 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The Jets also knocked out Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford, which no doubt helped their chances in overtime.
A 41-7 win over the short-handed Seahawks in Seattle has the Giants flying high at 6-2. Eli Manning threw for 293 yards and three touchdowns and Ahmad Bradhsaw ran for two more. The Giants' 35-0 lead at halftime was their largest since 1969. They're in control of the NFC East and have only the Eagles, who beat the Colts on Sunday, to worry about. The rest of that division isn't any good.
Not even a backup goalie could help the Rangers, who got shut out by St. Louis, 2-0. Ty Conklin kept the Rangers at bay by turning aside 27 shots. The Rangers allowed only 21 Blue shots but lost.
The Knicks scored only 15 points in the fourth quarter and fell to the 76ers, 106-96. Amar'e Stoudemire had 21 points and 15 rebounds in the loss, which snapped a two-game losing streak.