(EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ) — After failing the score a touchdown in the preseason, the New York Jets stomped AFC East rival Buffalo Bills 48-28 on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in their season opener.
The 48 points scored set a franchise record for most points scored in the season opener.
Nobody knew what to expect from the Jets, who has a tumultuous end to the 2011 season and an offseason of chaos with the acquisition of quarterback Tim Tebow.
They came out firing right from the start. Mark Sanchez threw for 266 yards and three touchdowns, including two to rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill. The rookie had five catches for 89 yards in his NFL debut.
Shonn Greene rushed for 94 yards and a score.
The Jets (1-0) had an interesting start to the game as both Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow were on the field for the first play. Tebow had little impact in the win, amassing 11 yards on five carries.
The Jets defense caused four turnovers, including an interception returned for a touchdown by cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
Jeremy Kerley returned a punt 68-yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.
Bills Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 195 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in the loss for Buffalo (0-1).
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Billy Hallowell, Deseret News