EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — They haven't been to the Super Bowl since the 1993 season, when they lost their fourth in a row. Yet they still feel and act like champions.
On Sunday, the Buffalo Bills overcame their problems to hand the New York Jets their eighth consecutive loss this season and 12th overall, 25-22. They did it mainly because they have done it so many times before.
"We've been in that situation for a number of years, and we're confident in them," Thurman Thomas said. "We didn't have a lot of time on the clock and we were tied and we came through. We haven't done that a lot in the first six games."
Thomas rushed for 97 yards, surpassing O.J. Simpson's Bill career record with 10,218 yards rushing.
Buffalo's second consecutive uneven performance still wound up as a victory. Steve Christie's sixth field goal, a 47-yarder with 10 seconds to go, not only gave him a career best for one outing, it gave the Jets a forgettable half season.