Faith of Elam family strong despite tragedy

The Jets escaped with a 31-27 win on Sunday against the Bills. They are still in the playoff hunt because of the late-game heroics of safety Abram Elam, who sacked J.P. Losman and forced a fumble that was run back 11 yards for a touchdown by Shaun Ellis with two minutes left in the game.

Bergan Record columnist Ian O’Connor writes that Elam, who has endured numerous family tragedies, considers himself an unlikely hero:

    Undrafted out of college, waived by the Dolphins and Cowboys, Abe was hardly voted the Jet most likely to succeed in this make-or-break situation. But if his father was impressed by Abe’s talent and timing in sacking and stripping J.P. Losman, in allowing for Shaun Ellis’ winning scoop and touchdown, he wasn’t surprised by his son’s perseverance. MORE
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