• Jets 19 Buffalo 13: The game was won, but there are questions about the health of Mark Sanchez. Sanchez was hurt, ironically by sliding headfirst and banging his knee. (Guess Joe Girardi didn’t make much of an impact.) He limped off the field and did not return. This win was all about the defense as they dominated the Bills, forcing two turnovers and earning three sacks while holding the Bills to only a field goal in the second half. With the win the Jets are 6-6 definitely alive in the AFC playoff race.
  • Islanders 4 Atlanta 1: Matt Moulson has been a great pickup for New York and he rewarded them again Thursday night. Moulson had a hat trick, scoring his 12th, 13th and 14th goals of the year to lead the Islanders to victory. It was a nice win over a quality team in their arena and it puts the Islanders back over .500.