Despite a team record 20 penalties the New York Jets defeated the Buffalo Bills 27-20 earlier today.  Quarterback Geno Smith was 16-29 for 331 yards and two interceptions for the Jets.  His fellow rookie and opposing quarterback E J Manuel was 19-42 for 243 yards and one touchdown.

The Jets  numerous penalties included several defensive off-sides calls that kept them scrambling but still enough to finish on top of the Bills.  With the victory the Jets move to 2-1 while the Bills are now 1-2.

Earlier in the afternoon the New York Giants had a day they would like to forget.  They were crushed by the Carolina Panthers 38-0.  Eli Manning was sacked seven times and was able to complete just 12 passes in 23 attempts for 119 yards and a pair of interceptions.

Carolina was up 17-0 at the half.  Quarterback Cam Newton threw for  three touchdowns and ran for another in leading his team to the win.  The Panthers are now 1-3 while the Giants are 0-3.