Bills Fall To Jets, Drop Out Of Playoff Race

November 27, 2011 Updated Nov 27, 2011 at 7:08 PM EDT

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November 27, 2011 Updated Nov 27, 2011 at 7:08 PM EDT

Meadowlands (WKBW.com) It was another week, another painful loss for the Buffalo Bills. This time it came at the hands of the New York Jets in a 28-24 setback. The loss was the fourth straight for the now 5-and-6 Bills and all but knocked Buffalo out of the playoff race.



The Bills had a 24-21 lead with 1:09 left in the fourth quarter until Jets QB Mark Sanchez found Santonio Holmes for a 16 yard touchdown. The touchdown finished a 12 play 77 yard drive for the Jets and the score put New York up 28-24. It was Sanchez's fourth touchdown of the game against the Buffalo defense.



The Bills had one final chance to mount a come back. Buffalo got the ball back with :54 to play. Ryan Fitzpatrick drove the offense to the Jets 47 when he looked like he was about to give Buffalo the lead. Fitzpatrick had Stevie Johnson open across the middle at the New York 25 but Johnson dropped the ball. The drop erased what could have been the go ahead touchdown. Five plays later the game ended with Fitzpatrick missing Johnson in the end zone as time expired.



"It was there", said Johnson. I didn't react fast enough. I think it could have been a touchdown. I didn't make a play again." Johnson continued.



The drop by Johnson added to an already controversial day for the wide receiver. Johnson's touchdown celebration in the second quarter drew a 15-yard penalty and eventually helped the Jets tie the game at 14.



Johnson appeared to imitate an incident involving New York WR Plaxico Burress shooting himself in the leg, and then spread his arms out like a plane before crashing to the ground. The incident overshadowed a 8 catch 75 yard day by Johnson against one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL in Darrelle Revis.



"It was very stupid of me. Going through that I feel like I cost our team a win on that", said Johnson. "I don't think he's a bad person what so ever", said Head Coach Chan Gailey "I think he is a good person. I think he has some bad judgment at critical times. We can not have that", said Gailey.



Ryan Fitzpatrick finished 26-38 passing for 264 yards, he also had 3 touchdowns. CJ Spiller got the start at running back for the injured Fred Jackson and finished with 55 yards on 19 carries. The Bills host Tennessee next week.