Mark Sanchez threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards before suffering a right knee injury, and the New York Jets’ stingy defense finished the job in a 19-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night in Toronto.
Sanchez passed for 104 yards and 7-of-15 accuracy, including a 13-yard scoring strike to Edwards that gave the Jets a 16-10 lead late in the first half.
The rookie first-round pick from USC was knocked out of the game when he injured his knee diving headfirst on an 8-yard run early in the third quarter.
Jay Feely hit four field goals, including a 49-yarder, as the Jets (6-6) won their second straight game.
The Bills (4-8) struggled in the second half, when their offense was limited to 36 yards and four first downs.
Peterson clocked at 109 mph
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson could lose his driver’s license after police clocked him driving at 109 mph – nearly twice the posted speed limit – on a suburban Minneapolis highway last weekend.
Peterson told The Associated Press on Thursday that he “got a little speeding ticket. I need to be more aware of the speed I was going and not let it happen again.”
Peterson was pulled over just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday while driving his BMW in a 55-mph zone on state Highway 62 — a normally busy stretch of road known as the Crosstown that connects Minneapolis with southern and western suburbs, Edina police spokeswoman Molly Anderson said. She said Peterson was given a citation and allowed to drive away after what appeared to be a “very routine” traffic stop.
Anderson said police clocked the 24-year-old Peterson going 109 mph, but Peterson told the AP he wasn’t driving that fast.
“But I know it was a speeding ticket, and that’s what I got issued for,” Peterson said.
In the police video obtained by the AP, Peterson told the officer he thought he was going “probably about 85.” When told he was clocked at 109, he said, “Seriously? ... I didn’t think I was going that fast.”
The stop happened the night before Peterson ran for 85 yards and a touchdown in a 36-10 victory over Chicago.
Peterson said he was headed to the downtown hotel where the team stays the night before home games. He said he was not late at that point.
“After I got pulled over, then I was late,” Peterson said.
Two Dallas workers injured
Two maintenance workers slipped off the icy roof of Cowboys Stadium and tumbled at least 50 feet Thursday morning before landing on a rain gutter. Authorities said both workers suffered “significant injuries.”
They were not using safety equipment, said Arlington assistant fire chief Don Crowson.
“I know that it is a common practice that you should be wearing safety gear in a high elevated position,” Crowson said. “The reports I have right now is that they were not using safety equipment.”
One worker broke a leg and suffered head and chest injuries, Dallas Cowboys spokesman Brett Daniels said. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital. The other worker suffered a back injury and was transported by ambulance.
Big Ben over ‘hurt’
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he was hurt by teammate Hines Ward’s remarks questioning why a concussion kept him out of an important game against Baltimore, but he now agrees he shouldn’t have played.
“He reached out to me (in a Monday phone call) and I told him I was just hurt more than anything else,” said Roethlisberger, who expects to play Sunday against Oakland.
Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner’s availability for the Cardinals’ game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings will be a game-time decision, coach Ken Whisenhunt said. Warner, who suffered a concussion on Nov. 22, and Matt Leinart split practice time with the starters Thursday. … St. Louis running back Steven Jackson was fined $5,000 for throwing a ball into the stands late in the game last Sunday against Seattle. … Police in San Diego said there is not enough evidence to support a bar patron’s claim that Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie hit him in the head with a bottle Nov. 23. … Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and safety Michael Johnson didn’t practice because of injuries, leaving their availability for the team’s game against Dallas uncertain. … Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney returned to practice and cornerback Kelvin Hayden worked out, meaning both could play Sunday against Tennessee. … San Diego is likely to be without linebacker Shawne Merriman (foot), defensive end Luis Castillo (ankle) and safety Eric Weddle (knee) on Sunday at Cleveland.