EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Willis McGahee scored on a 57-yard run, Lee Evans had a 77-yard TD catch and Nate Clements returned an interception 58 yards for a score in the Bills’ 31-13 victory.

Buffalo (6-7) looked more like the playoff contender than the Jets (7-6), winning for the third time in four games. It was the third time in Bills history, and first since Sept. 24, 1989, at Houston, that they had three plays of over 50 yards in a game. It was also the first time since Dec. 5, 1965, also at Houston, that the Bills had a rushing TD and passing score of over 50 yards in a game.

McGahee, who playfully told Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma during the week that he couldn’t be stopped, had 125 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. He has gained 100 or more yards in each of his last five games against New York.

The Jets, who began a season-ending stretch of four games against teams under .500, failed to take advantage of AFC East-leading New England’s 21-0 loss to Miami. New York remained two games behind the Patriots – and just a game ahead of the surging Bills and Dolphins.

AP-ES-12-10-06 1909EST


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