Luckily for him and his New York Jets, an ugly afternoon still ended with an improbable victory.
Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes, including a go-ahead 69-yarder to Santonio Holmes in the fourth quarter, and the Jets overcame a team-record 20 penalties to hang on and beat the Buffalo Bills 27-20 Sunday.
“I love the fact that our team found a way to win,” Ryan said. “We persevered and we won. That’s really encouraging to me. That tells you about the fight and spirit of this football team, and that’s what I’m most proud of.”
Smith, who also ran for a score, slightly outplayed EJ Manuel in a matchup of the first two quarterbacks selected in the NFL draft.