To be fair, Kolb's first toss, to Larry Fitzgerald, was overthrown, and a pass-interference penalty against Seattle's Richard Sherman aided the drive, but a win is a win.
Jets offense gets going
One touchdown after another vs. the lowly Bills on Sunday, the Jets eased all those preseason concerns about their low-scoring offense.
With a whole lot of Mark Sanchez, a sprinkling of Tim Tebow in his Wildcat stance, and an impressive performance by rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill, New York manhandled Buffalo, 48-28.
Afterward, Jets coach Rex Ryan passed on a chance to say "I told you so" but nevertheless crowed a bit.
"We were just excited to play," he said after first talking about "vindication" and "chip on our shoulder."
Sanchez threw three touchdown passes, including two to Hill and one to Jeremy Kerley, who also returned a punt for a score. The defense, meanwhile, was also offensive as Antonio Cromartie took one of New York's three interceptions of Ryan Fitzpatrick to the end zone.
Sanchez, who finished 19 of 27 for 266 yards, had the offense humming along so well that fans at MetLife Stadium booed Tebow when he failed to gain a yard after taking a direct snap in the second quarter. The video board quickly flashed a sign: "Quiet! Offense At Work!"
One of the few things to go wrong for the Jets came in the fourth quarter, when Ryan took a tumble after Bills tight end Scott Chandler ran him over after a catch. Ryan laughed as he got up.
Needs lessons in swagger
Patriots all-pro tight end Rob Gronkowski may have game, but his swagger is lacking. After scoring a 2-yard touchdown Sunday against the Titans, he failed to execute the his signature celebration: the Gronk Spike.
After catching the ball, Gronkowski wheeled back for the hard spike but instead hit the ball against his leg and lamely knocked it out of his hand onto the turf. The hulking tight end then looked at his hands, apparently looking for a reason for what had just happened. Apparently he found it.
"It slipped out," he later explained.
Schaub signs extension
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, acquired in 2007 from Atlanta, announced Sunday he had signed a four-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Schaub thanked team owner Bob McNair, general manager Rick Smith, and coach Gary Kubiak, and added: "I'm very excited to continue to make Houston our home. My wife and I are raising our kids here, so we're very excited to be a part of this community."
Schaub, 30, played like someone who wanted to impress the bosses: He completed 20 of 31 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown to lead the Texans to a 30-10 win over the Dolphins.
Brady's nose busted
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady might have broken his nose in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Titans. The two-time NFL MVP said he never has had a broken nose before.
Brady was hurt in the second quarter when sacked by Titans defensive end Kamerion Wimbley but didn't miss a play. Trainers taped up his nose, and he finished off the game by throwing for 236 yards and two touchdowns.
He talked to reporters after the game wearing a suit with a fresh bandage covering his nose. Brady joked that it's not his usual look, but he doesn't mind a little blood. He needs some scars, he added.
This article contains information from Inquirer wire services.