The Jets defeated the Bills 37-31 in Buffalo on Thursday night, their first victory against the Bills after five consecutive losses against their AFC East rival. Here are some of the major takeaways from the thrilling game.

Ryan Fitzpatrick conquers his coaching enemy

Prior to this game, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had faced Bills coach Rex Ryan nine times, including a few contests where they were on the opposite teams they're on now.

Fitzpatrick was only victorious in one of those previous games. Tonight he torched his nemesis, completing 24 of 34 passes for 374 yards and a touchdown. His contract stalemate with the Jets over the offseason seems like a thing of the distant past, as he's determined to win now more than ever.

Matt Forte hasn't lost a step yet

Some were critical of the signing of running back Matt Forte in the offseason because his age suggested that he'd be well past his prime for the Jets.

In Week 1, he played relatively well in the loss. In Week 2, he exploded out of the backfield for 100 yards and three touchdowns, including an easy score where he followed his blockers through a hole for 12 yards, virtually ending the chance for the Bills to win with four minutes to go and a 13-point deficit (37-24) to overcome. Forte is great at receiving, can push piles, and can explode through holes. His best days as a runner may not be behind him yet.

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Rex Ryan's seat gets a little warmer

After creating large expectations for his team, his calling card, Rex Ryan is once again failing to live up to them. His calling card prior to becoming a head coach was his defense, and his defense was torched tonight to the tune of 28 first downs and 493 yards. His offense managed to keep a surprising pace against a Jets defense that was also supposed to be good this year, but if Ryan doesn't turn things around soon, he could be out of a job before Halloween.

Coming attractions

In Week 3, the Bills (0-2) will host the Cardinals (0-1) at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, while the Jets (1-1) will travel to Kansas City to play the Chiefs (1-0) at 4:25 PM ET.

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