Lorenzo Alexander

Jets save season with stifling D, strong running game

Muhammad Wilkerson challenged the New York Jets' defense to hold the Buffalo Bills to 60 yards rushing. Steve McLendon thought 80 would be more realistic.

The two D-linemen compromised and settled on 70 — and then went out and got the job done.

The Jets kept the Bills to just 63 yards on the ground, including 25 on 12 carries by LeSean McCoy, in an impressive 34-21 victory Thursday night. It was a glimmer of what New York has been hoping to see all season from its beleaguered defense.

"Mo, after the last game, brought us all up and said, 'This isn't who we are going to be. This isn't us,'" linebacker Jordan Jenkins said. "He said, 'We have to keep...

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