2007 Game by Game

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2007 - Regular Season Record: 4-12
09/09/07 New England 38-14
09/16/07 at Baltimore 20-13
09/23/07 Miami 31-28
09/30/07 at Buffalo 17-14
10/07/07 at N.Y. Giants 35-24
10/14/07 Philadelphia 16-9
10/21/07 at Cincinnati 38-31
10/28/07 Buffalo 13-3
11/04/07 Washington 23-20 (OT)
11/18/07 Pittsburgh 19-16 (OT)
11/22/07 at Dallas 34-3
12/02/07 at Miami 40-13
12/09/07 Cleveland 24-18
12/16/07 at New England 20-10
12/23/07 at Tennessee 10-6
12/30/07 Kansas City 13-10 (OT)

The 2007 Season in detail.

Contents

Week 1: vs New England Patriots

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New England Patriots77141038
New York Jets077014

at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 84°F (Partly cloudy)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Game attendance: 77,900

Game Summary

The New York Jets began their 2007 campaign at home for a Week 1 divisional match-up with the New England Patriots. In the first quarter, New York immediately trailed as QB Tom Brady completed an 11-yard TD pass to WR Wes Welker for the only score of the period. In the second quarter, the Jets tied the game with QB Chad Pennington completing a 7-yard TD pass to WR Laveranues Coles. However, the Patriots retook the lead with Brady completing a 5-yard TD pass to TE Benjamin Watson. On the opening kickoff for the third quarter, New York trailed even more as CB Ellis Hobbs returned the kickoff an NFL record 108 yards for a touchdown. Afterwards, New England continued his onslaught as Brady completed a 51-yard TD pass to WR Randy Moss. The Jets would get their last score of the game with Pennington & Coles hooking up with each other again on a 1-yard TD pass. In the fourth quarter, the Patriots would take over for the rest of the game as kicker Stephen Gostkowski nailed a 22-yard field goal, while FB Heath Evans ended the game with a 1-yard TD run. With the loss, New York began its season at 0-1. The game was overshadowed by the Videogate controversy, where the Patriots were caught illegally filming Jets' signals.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NE - Welker 11 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 4:15

2nd quarter

  • NYJ - Coles 7 pass from Pennington (Nugent kick,)
  • NE - Watson 5 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 1:07

3rd Quarter

  • NE - Hobbs 108 kickoff return (Gostkowski kick), 14:46
  • NE - Moss 51 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 7:01
  • NYJ - Coles 1 pass from Pennington (Nugent kick), 2:19

4th Quarter

  • NE - FG Gostkowski 22, 6:51
  • NE - Evans 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 1:58

Week 2: at Baltimore Ravens

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New York Jets0301013
Baltimore Ravens7100320

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Game time: 4:15 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 69°F (Sunny)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Dick Enberg and Randy Cross
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • Game attendance: 71,246

Game Summary

Though Chad Pennington was active and in uniform for the Jets, the team erred on the side of caution due to injured right ankle, instead starting second-year backup Kellen Clemens, who was making his first career start. The Ravens' defense welcomed him rudely on his first drive with an interception by Ed Reed. The Ravens were able to attain good field position consistently throughout the first half, and quarterback Kyle Boller (who himself was starting in place of an injured starting quarterback, Steve McNair), capitalized with a two-yard touchdown to Willis McGahee late in the first quarter. The teams traded field goals to start the second quarter; Jets kicker Mike Nugent hit a 50-yard field goal, followed by Matt Stover hitting a 28-yard attempt for the Ravens. After Stover missed a 46-yard try, the Jets tried to respond with Nugent attempting a 52-yard field goal, but Nugent missed wide left, his first miss in twenty attempts dating back to last season. Boller once again took advantage of the short field provided and hit tight end Todd Heap on a four-yard touchdown with six seconds left in the half to extend the Ravens' lead to 17-3. Heap's catch was initially ruled incomplete, but the call was subjected to a booth review and reversed, as replays showed he was able to touch both feet within the end zone. After a quiet third quarter, Stover hit a 43-yard field goal to start the fourth quarter, and extended Baltimore's lead to seventeen. Baltimore's defense, which ranked as the best in the NFL in 2006, was able to shut down Clemens and the Jets for most of the game, but Clemens was able to rally the team in the fourth quarter. Using a no huddle offense, Clemens drove the team down to the Baltimore three-yard line, before the Jets settled for a 21-yard field goal. On the Jets' next possession, 44 and 24-yard strikes by Clemens to Jerricho Cotchery got the Jets to the Ravens' goal line, where he found tight end Chris Baker for a three-yard touchdown, cutting the Jets' deficit to seven. Though the Jets failed to convert the ensuing onside kick, poor clock management by Boller gave the Jets the ball back with 2:38 left in the game. Clemens immediately found Cotchery on a 50-yard catch-and-run, later followed by a 24-yard pass to Laveranues Coles that brought the Jets' to the Baltimore seven-yard line with just over a minute to go. Clemens passed to Justin McCareins for a potential touchdown, but the pass was dropped by McCareins. A second pass to McCareins in the end zone deflected off him and into the arms of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis for the game-ending interception. The loss made the Jets 8-20 since 2002 in games not started by Chad Pennington.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • BAL - McGahee 2 pass from Boller (Stover kick), 3:42

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Nugent 50, 13:42
  • BAL - FG Stover 28, 9:42
  • BAL - Heap 4 pass from Boller (Stover kick), :10

4th Quarter

  • BAL - FG Stover 43, 15:00
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 21, 10:08
  • NYJ - Baker 3 pass from Clemens, 3:17


Week 3: vs Miami Dolphins

1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Miami Dolphins01301528
New York Jets71413731

at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 72°F (Clear)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • Game attendance: 77,197

Game Summary

Chad Pennington returned under center for the Jets, as they attempted to get their first win of the season against another winless team, the Miami Dolphins. The Jets' offense got going toward the end of the first quarter with a three-yard touchdown pass from Pennington to Laveranues Coles. The Dolphins responded swiftly as Trent Green and Ronnie Brown led the team on a three-minute drive that culminated on a one-yard run by Brown to tie the score at seven. However, the Jets wasted little time reclaiming the lead. Leon Washington received the ensuing kickoff at the two-yard line and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown and a 14-7 lead. The Dolphins crept back with field goals of 31 and 39 yards by Jay Feely on their next two possessions. Pennington kept the Dolphins at bay with a successful two-minute drill, finding tight end Chris Baker on a four-yard touchdown to close the first half and give the Jets a 21-13 halftime lead. The Jets attempted to further their lead opening the third quarter, but were stopped short of the goal line and had to settle for a 21-yard Mike Nugent field goal. The Dolphins tried to respond, but the Jets' defense forced their first takeaway of the season on the ensuing drive, an interception by Kerry Rhodes. Pennington led his offense downfield with the help of several Thomas Jones running plays before he ran into the end zone to give the Jets a 31-13 lead early in the fourth quarter. Miami would not go down quietly, however. Green quickly marched the Dolphins downfield to set up Brown's two-yard touchdown run. The Dolphins elected to attempt a two-point conversion to cut their deficit to ten; using a Statue of Liberty play, Brown walked into the end zone to complete the conversion. Although the Jets shed several minutes off the clock on their following possession, the Dolphins got the ball back and again were able to move swiftly downfield, where Brown scored his third touchdown on a 22-yard pass from Green. The Dolphins needed to recover an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff to have a chance to tie or win the game, but, despite a penalty moving the ball up ten yards, were unsuccessful, and Pennington knelt out the clock to give the Jets their first victory of the season.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Coles 3 pass from Pennington (Nugent kick), 1:02

2nd Quarter

  • MIA - Brown 1 run (Feely kick), 13:00
  • NYJ - Washington 98 kick return (Nugent kick), 12:47
  • MIA - FG Feely 31, 7:19
  • MIA - FG Feely 39, 1:36
  • NYJ - Baker 4 pass from Pennington, :02

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Nugent 21, 7:57

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Pennington 2 run (Nugent kick), 12:51
  • MIA - Brown 2 run (Brown run), 8:56
  • MIA - Brown 22 pass from Green (Feely kick), 1:15

Week 4: at Buffalo Bills

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New York Jets007714
Buffalo Bills0071017

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 75°F (Sunny)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots
  • Referee: John Parry
  • Game attendance: 70,600

Game Summary

Coming off a divisional home win over the Dolphins, the Jets flew to Ralph Wilson Stadium for an AFC East showdown with the winless Buffalo Bills. After a scoreless first half, New York trailed in the third quarter as Bills RB Marshawn Lynch got a 10-yard TD run. The Jets would respond with QB Chad Pennington completing a 5-yard TD pass to WR Laveranues Coles. In the fourth quarter, New York fell behind Buffalo again as kicker Rian Lindell nailed a 46-yard field goal and QB Trent Edwards completed a 1-yard TD pass to TE Michael Gaines. The Jets managed to pull within three as RB Leon Washington got an 8-yard TD run. After forcing a three-&-out, New York had one last chance to tie or take the lead. Unfortunately, 8 plays into the drive, Pennington got intercepted by Bills CB Terrence McGee, which secured Buffalo's first win of the year. With the surprising loss, the Jets fell to 1-3.

Scoring Summary

3rd Quarter

  • BUF - Lynch 10 run (Lindell kick), 6:44
  • NYJ - Coles 5 pass from Pennington (Nugent kick), 2:13

4th Quarter

  • BUF - FG Lindell 46, 10:49
  • BUF - Gaines 1 pass from Edwards (Lindell kick), 6:56
  • NYJ - Washington 8 run (Nugent kick), 3:02


Week 5: at New York Giants

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New York Jets7107024
New York Giants07141435

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 81°F (Partly sunny)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Dick Enberg and Randy Cross
  • Referee: Bill Carollo
  • Game attendance: 78,809

Game Summary

Trying to rebound from their divisional road loss, the Jets went home to the Meadowlands as the road team, as they faced off against the New York Giants. In the first quarter, the Jets got off to a fast start as Kerry Rhodes returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown, along with the only score of the period. In the second quarter, the Giants tied the game with Derrick Ward getting an 8-yard TD run. Fortunately, the Jets retook the lead with Chad Pennington completing a 16-yard TD pass to Brad Smith, along with kicker Mike Nugent ending the half with a 47-yard field goal. In the third quarter, the Giants tried to catch-up with Brandon Jacobs getting a 19-yard TD run. Fortunately, the Jets immediately increased its lead with Leon Washington returning a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. Afterwards, the Giants would draw close with Eli Manning completing a 13-yard TD pass to Jeremy Shockey. However, in the fourth quarter, the Jets crashed and burned with Manning completing a 53-yard TD pass from Plaxico Burress, along with Aaron Ross returning an interception 43 yards for a touchdown. With their second-straight loss, the Jets fell to 1-4. Pennington's second poor game led to numerous calls for his benching, and for the elevation of Kellen Clemens to the starting position.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Rhodes 11 fumble return (Nugent kick), 8.36

2nd Quarter

  • NYG - Ward 8 run (Tynes kick), 10:54
  • NYJ - Smith 16 pass from Pennington (Nugent kick), :33
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 47, :00

3rd Quarter

  • NYG - Jacobs 19 run (Tynes kick), 11;17
  • NYJ - Washington 98 kickoff return (Nugent kick), 11:03
  • NYG - Shockey 13 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), :33

4th Quarter

  • NYG - Burress 53 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 7:52
  • NYG - Ross 43 interception return (Tynes kick), 3:15


Week 6: vs Philadelphia Eagles

1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Philadelphia Eagles736016
New York Jets33039

at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 62°F (Clear)
  • TV announcers (FOX): Matt Vasgerian, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa
  • Referee: Gerry Austin
  • Game attendance: 77,189

Game Summary

The Jets wore their Titans unifroms, a plain navy helmet, navy jerseys with white and gold stripes and gold numbers and letters, and gold pants with navy and white stripe, but still couldn't beat the Philadelphia Eagles. Mike Nugent kicked a 30-yard field goal 3:13 into the game to give the Jets a 3-0 lead. The Eagles came right back on their first possession with a 75-yard touchdown catch by Curtis. After Kenyon Coleman sacked McNabb on the first play and Westbrook ran for 8 yards, McNabb threw a short pass to Curtis, who ran out of two tackle attempts before streaking down the sideline and into the end zone. Akers made it 10-3 on a 22-yard field goal 8 seconds into the second quarter. The Eagles blew a prime scoring opportunity in the second quarter coming up empty after Akers was wide right on a 41-yard attempt. Westbrook had a 19-yard touchdown run called back on Shawn Andrews' holding penalty. Akers missed two plays later, capping a 17-play drive that took 8:23 off the clock. Philadelphia came up empty on its next possession despite moving the ball. Akers missed another 41-yard attempt with 3 seconds left before halftime, again pushing his kick wide right. Akers kicked field goals of 31 and 25 yards to make it 16-6. After Kerry Rhodes sacked McNabb on a blitz to put the ball at the 2, Hank Poteat grabbed his first career interception to give the Jets the ball at the Eagles 17. New York couldn't get a first down, settling on a 30-yard field goal by Nugent that made it 16-9 with 9:28 left..The Jets had a chance to tie it with 3 1/2 minutes to go. On third-and 5 from the 27, Brad Smith took the handoff from Chad Pennington, ran to the right and then flipped it to Jerricho Cotchery, who took it 14 yards to the 13. Thomas Jones followed with a 9-yard run, but was stopped for no gain on the next play and Pennington got nothing on a quarterback sneak. The Jets elected to go for it on fourth-and-1, but Brown got his hand between the ball and Laveranues Coles. The Eagles ran down the clock to improve to 8-0 all time against the Jets.


Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Nugent FG 30, 11:47
  • PHI - Curtis 75 pass from McNabb (Akers kick), 10:09

2nd Quarter

  • PHI - FG Akers 22, 14:52
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 21, 12:43

3rd Quarter

  • PHI - FG Akers 31, 8:37
  • PHI - FG Akers, 1:40

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Nugent 30, 9:28

Week 7: At Cincinnati Bengals

1st2nd3rd4thFinal
New York Jets733831
Cincinnati Bengals3772138

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Game time: 4:05 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 77°F (Sunny and clear)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • Game attendance: 65,868

Game summary

Kenny Watson ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns in the best performance of his career, and the Cincinnati Bengals turned the New York Jets' second-half meltdown into a 38-31 victory Sunday. The Jets led 23-10 with less than 4 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter, but conceded 28 unanswered points. Chad Pennington, the main target of fans' wrath, had put the Jets ahead with touchdown passes of 57 and 36 yards to Laveranues Coles, as the Jets opened up a 20-10 lead in the first half. He couldn't make any meaningful ones in a horrid second half by the Jets: two costly pass interference penalties, a shanked punt, a personal foul for punching a downed runner, a botched snap and Johnathan Joseph's 42-yard interception return for a touchdown that made it 38-23 with 37 seconds left. First-round draft pick Darrelle Revis drew a pair of pass interference penalties that extended Bengals touchdown drives during their comeback from a 13-point deficit. Carson Palmer finished one of them with a 3-yard pass to T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and Watson completed the other with a 1-yard run. Ben Graham's shanked, 20-yard punt set up the second drive, which put Cincinnati up 24-23 early in the fourth quarter. Pennington was calling a play in the shotgun formation when the ball was snapped, a fumble that gave Cincinnati possession at the 50. The Bengals then drove for Watson's 2-yard touchdown with the help of a personal foul on safety Abram Elam, who threw a left-handed punch at Watson on the ground at the end of a run.

Pennington threw his third touchdown pass to Jerricho Cotchery on the final play of the game, little consolation to a team off to its worst start in eight years. The Jets also opened 1-6 under Bill Parcells in 1999.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Coles 57 pass from Pennington (Nugent kick), 10:23
  • CIN - FG Graham 20, 5:47

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Nugent 24, 11:38
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 35, 9:11
  • CIN - Watson 3 run (Graham kick), 2:08
  • NYJ - Coles 36 pass from Pennington (Nugent kick), :49

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Nugent 43, 11:15
  • CIN - Houshmandzadeh 3 pass from Palmer (Graham kick), 3:41

4th Quarter

  • CIN - Watson 1 run (Graham kick), 13:31
  • CIN - Watson 2 run (Graham kick), 6:09
  • CIN - Joseph 42 interception return (Graham kick), :37
  • NYJ - Cotchery 32 pass from Pennington (Washington pass from Pennington), :00


Week 8: vs Buffalo Bills

1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Buffalo Bills3001013
New York Jets03003

at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 4:05 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 56°F (Clear)[29]
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • Game attendance: 76,688

Game Summary

The Jets were swept by the Buffalo Bills for the first time since 1997 in a poor game. Ryan Lindell had 2 field goals for the Bills, and J.P. Losman came off the bench to throw an 85 yard touchdown to Lee Evans. The Jets sole score came from a second quarter field goal by Mike Nugent. With the Bills on their own 15 and leading 6-3, Losman threw a long pass to Evans down the right sideline. Rookie cornerback Darrelle Revis appeared to get his hands on the ball, but Evans wrestled it away and streaked down the sideline untouched for a touchdown. Safety Abram Elam also hit into Revis on the play. Kellen Clemens came in late in the 4th quarter, but threw 2 interceptions. The Jets (1-7) have lost five straight, a slump that started with a 17-14 defeat against the Bills. It's the Jets' worst start since opening the 1996 season 0-8 en route to a 1-15 finish under Rich Kotite. New York last started 1-7 in 1989, when it went 4-12 under Joe Walton.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • BUF - FG Lindell 30, 4:53

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Nugent 27, 10:28

4th Quarter

  • BUF - FG Lindell 40, 10:06
  • BUF - Evans 85 pass from Losman (Lindell kick), 3:38


Week 9: vs Washington Redskins

1st2nd3rd4thOTFinal
Washington Redskins3683323
New York Jets10703020

at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 55°F
  • TV announcers (FOX): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • Game attendance: 76,663

Game Summary

Kellen Clemens was named the starting quarterback by head coach Eric Mangini, relegating Chad Pennington to the backup role indefinitely. However, Clemens would not be throwing to receiver Laveranues Coles, who ended a 104-game consecutive games played streak due to a concussion. Leon Washington got the Jets started immediately when he returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. The kickoff return touchdown was his third of the season, setting a Jets record. The teams traded field goals before Clemens led the Jets downfield, where he found tight end Joe Kowalewski on a one-yard touchdown. The Redskins responded with a 40-yard field goal from Shaun Suisham. They then surprised the Jets with an onside kick, which they successfully recovered, leading to another Suisham field goal near the end of the first half. Suisham continued to keep the Redskins in the game with a 40-yard field goal to start the third quarter, bringing the score to 17-12. The Jets drove deep into Redskins territory early in the fourth quarter when, on a pass completion to Jerricho Cotchery, Cotchery fumbled the ball, and the Redskins recovered. Mangini challenged the call believing the pass was incomplete, and therefore no fumble was possible, but the challenge was not upheld. The Redskins took advantage on the ensuing drive, and running back Clinton Portis, who had a huge game against the porous Jets run defense, scored on a one-yard touchdown to give Washington the lead. A two-point conversion from quarterback Jason Campbell to Antwaan Randle El put the Redskins up by three. The Jets eventually got the ball back late in the game, and Clemens led the offense on a 15-play drive ending with a Mike Nugent 30-yard field goal with ten seconds left to force overtime. The Jets won the coin toss to start the extra frame and received the ball first. They began with a 39-yard pass from Clemens to Cotchery, but the drive quickly stalled and the Jets were forced to punt. Campbell and Portis led the Redskins downfield into the field goal range of Suisham, who hit his fifth field goal of the day to give the Redskins the win and send the Jets to their sixth straight loss.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Washington 86 kickoff return (Nugent kick), 14:47
  • WAS - FG Shuisham 46, 9:59
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 29, 1:58

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Kowalewski 1 pass from Clemens (Nugent kick), 9:21
  • WAS - FG Shuisham 40, 5:28
  • WAS - FG Shuisham 22, :55

3rd Quarter

  • WAS - FG Shuisham 40, 10:49

4th Quarter

  • WAS - Portis 1 run (Randle El pass from Campbell), 11:06
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 30, :10

Overtime

  • WAS - FG Shuisham 46, 7:43


Week 11: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

1st2nd3rd4thOTFinal
Pittsburgh Steelers0763016
New York Jets10303319

at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 4:05 PM EST
  • Game weather: 42 °F (Overcast)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • Game attendance: 77,659

Game Summary

The Jets faced a tough matchup in the Pittsburgh Steelers, who possessed the top-ranked defense in the league entering the game. The Jets started the game with a bang, however, executing a flea flicker play as quarterback Kellen Clemens found Laveranues Coles for 57 yards, setting up Chris Baker's one-yard touchdown reception. After the Jets extended their lead to ten points, the Steelers got on the board in the second quarter. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger found Santonio Holmes on a seven-yard pass for a touchdown, making the score 10-7. Later, following a Roethlisberger interception by Kerry Rhodes, Clemens led the Jets through a two-minute drill down to the Steelers' one-yard line, but could not get into the end zone, and the Jets settled for a Mike Nugent 19-yard field goal. The Steelers were able to chip away at the deficit in the second half. Though the Jets defense managed to stall Pittsburgh drives into Jets territory, Jeff Reed hit field goal attempts from 37, 33, and 48 yards to eventually give Pittsburgh a 16-13 lead with under nine minutes to go. The Jets eventually received the ball at their own 14-yard line with 2:23 left in the game, and for the second game in a row, Clemens marched the team downfield, on a 13-play, 76-yard drive, culminating in a 28-yard field goal attempt for Nugent, which forced overtime. After both teams went three-and-out to start, Leon Washington, who Pittsburgh kickers and punters had avoided kicking to for much of the game, returned a punt 33 yards to the Steelers 27-yard line. This set up Nugent's successful 38-yard field goal, giving the Jets their second win of the season. The Jets defense had an impressive game; in addition to a interception and a fumble recovery, they were able to pressure Roethlisberger throughout the game, resulting in seven quarterback sacks, after having just nine in the team's first nine games.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Baker 1 pass from Clemens (Nugent kick), 12:49
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 25, 1:31

2nd Quarter

  • PIT - Holmes 7 pass from Roethlisburger (Reed kick)
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 19, :00

3rd Quarter

  • PIT - FG Reed 37, 8:24
  • PIT - FG Reed 33, 1:34

4th Quarter

  • PIT - FG Reed 48, 8:41
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 28, :23

Overtime

  • NYJ - FG Nugent 38, 9:57


Week 12: At Dallas Cowboys

1st2nd3rd4thFinal
New York Jets03003
Dallas Cowboys71431034

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

  • Game time: 4:15 PM EST/3:15 PM CST
  • Game weather: 45 °F
  • Television announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Referee: Bill Carollo
  • Game attendance: 63,315

Game Summary

Coming off their home upset victory over the Steelers, the Jets flew to Texas Stadium for a Week 12 Thanksgiving interconference showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. This would be their first Thanksgiving day appearance since 1985. In the first quarter, New York trailed early as Cowboys RB Marion Barber got a 7-yard TD run for the only score of the period. In the second quarter, Dallas increased its lead with QB Tony Romo completing a 25-yard TD pass to TE Jason Witten, along with CB Terence Newman returning an interception 50 yards for a touchdown. The Jets managed to score their only points of the game as kicker Mike Nugent managed to get a 40-yard field goal. In the third quarter, the Cowboys added on to their lead as kicker Nick Folk managed to get a 46-yard field goal for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, Dallas pulled away as Folk nailed a 27-yard field goal and Romo completed a 22-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens. With the loss, New York fell to 2-9.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • DAL - Barber 7 run (Folk kick), 10:16

2nd Quarter

  • DAL - Witten 25 pass from Romo (Folk kick). 12:09
  • DAL - Newman 50 interception return (Folk kick), 6:18
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 40, :39

3rd Quarter

  • DAL - FG Folk 46, 5:30

4th Quarter

  • DAL - FG Folk 27, 11:23
  • DAL - Owens 22 pass from Romo (Folk kick), 6:12


Week 13: At Miami Dolphins

1st2nd3rd4thFinal
New York Jets71331740
Dallas Cowboys3100013

at Dolphin Stadium, Miami

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 81 °F (Sunny)
  • Television announcers (CBS): Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • Game attendance: 71,109

Game Summary

Ironically, the Jets were the underdogs against the 0-11 Dolphins, according to Las Vegas bookmakers. The Jets opened the game by getting on the board with a direct snap touchdown run by Leon Washington. Long field goals by Jay Feely for the Dolphins cut the Jets' lead to one. Immediately after Feely's second field goal, Jets quarterback Kellen Clemens found Justin McCareins on a long pass for 50 yards, but the drive quickly stalled, and New York was forced to settle for Mike Nugent's 29-yard field goal. On the Jets' next possession, Clemens was hit on one of six Dolphins sacks by Will Allen; the ball popped out on the hit and was recovered by Michael Lehan, who returned the fumble 43 yards for a touchdown to give the Dolphins a 13-10 lead. Aided by consecutive Dolphins penalties prior to kickoff, however, the good field position on the Jets' ensuing drive allowed Clemens to find Brad Smith on a 19-yard touchdown reception to put the Jets back on top. A Kerry Rhodes interception on the Dolphins' next possession allowed the Jets to tack on a 40-yard field goal just before halftime. Turnovers for the Jets' defense allowed New York to take control of the game in the second half. Rookie Dolphins quarterback John Beck's fumble on a sack in third quarter led to Nugent's 35-yard attempt to increase the Jets' lead to ten. After Beck lost another fumble on the Dolphins' next series, the Jets drove down to Miami's one-yard line, where Thomas Jones scored his first touchdown in his twelfth game as a Jet. On Miami's next possession, an interception by Drew Coleman gave the Jets another scoring opportunity, which turned out to be Nugent's fourth field goal of the day. Leon Washington's 12-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter ended the scoring.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Washington 18 run (Nugent kick), 8:58
  • MIA - FG Feely 53, 3:15

2nd Quarter

  • MIA - FG Feely 44, 11:56
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 29, 10:07
  • MIA - Lehan 43 fumble return (Feely kick), 6:39
  • NYJ - Smith 19 pass from Clemens (Nugent kick), 2:39
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 40, :10

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Nugent 35, 5:54

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Jones 1 run (Nugent kick), 14:21
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 26, 11:48
  • NYJ - Washington 12 run (Nugent kick), 1:52


Week 13: vs Cleveland Browns

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Cleveland Browns0771024
New York Jets0331218

at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 4:15 PM EST
  • Game weather: 38°F (Overcast)
  • Television announcers (CBS): Dick Enberg and Randy Cross
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • Game attendance: 76,822

Game Summary

Coming off their season-sweep over the Dolphins, the Jets went home for a Week 14 intraconference duel with the Cleveland Browns. After a scoreless first quarter, the Jets trailed in the second quarter as Browns QB Derek Anderson completed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Lewis. The Jets would get on the board with kicker Mike Nugent getting a 35-yard field goal. In the third quarter, Cleveland responded with Anderson completing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards. The Jets would reply with Nugent kicking a 41-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Browns increased their lead with kicker Phil Dawson getting a 49-yard field goal. The Jets would creep closer with Kellen Clemens scoring on a 1-yard TD run (with a failed 2-point conversion pass to Chris Baker), then things got weird. The Jets recovered the onside kick. Then, down 17-12 with under two minutes to go, the Jets faced 4th and 10. Rather than go for it, coach Eric Mangini chose to go for 3, Nugent kicking the 38-yard field goal. However, Joe Jurevicius recovered the onside kick, returning it to the Jets 37. Then on 3rd and 4, Jamal Lewis ran 31 yeards for a touchdown. The Jets then drove downfield again and got to the Cleveland 17, and Nugent kicked another field goal, to make it 24-18. On the ensuing kickoff, Nugent kicked it out of bounds at the Cleveland 3, but penalties negated the kick. Then, Jurevicius recovered the third onside kick in 2 1/2 minutes, and the Browns proceeded to run out the clock. With the loss, The Jets fell to 3-10.

Scoring Summary

2nd Quarter

  • CLE - Lewis 7 pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 1:15
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 35, :00

3rd Quarter

  • CLE - Edwards 4 pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 12:32
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 41, 2:50

4th Quarter

  • CLE - FG Dawson 49, 12:59
  • NYJ - Clemens 1 run (pass failed), 2:59
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 38, 1:43
  • CLE - Lewis 31 run (Dawson kick), 1:22
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 35, :32


Week 15: at New England Patriots

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New York Jets070310
Baltimore Ravens7100320

at Foxboro Stadium, Massachusetts

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 36 °F (Rain)
  • Television announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • Game attendance: 68,756

Game summary

The Jets were heavy underdogs coming into their second game with the undefeated Patriots. The game was largely a defensive struggle, as cold, wet weather affected both teams' offenses. On the Jets' second play from scrimmage, Jets quarterback Kellen Clemens was hit as he threw by Richard Seymour, and safety Eugene Wilson grabbed the errant pass for a quick 7-0 lead for New England. Clemens was forced to leave the game after the play with an undisclosed rib injury, and was relieved for the remainder of the game by Chad Pennington. A field goal extended the Patriots lead in the second quarter. The Jets caught a break later in the quarter when Patriots punter Chris Hanson bobbled the snap on a punt, allowing David Bowens time to block the punt for the Jets; Bowens recovered the ball and ran for the touchdown to trim the Patriots lead to three. However, the Patriots followed suit with their own blocked punt toward the end of the half, which set up Laurence Maroney's one-yard touchdown run. The Jets had some scoring opportunities go to waste in the second half. An interception of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in New England territory led to a Chris Baker fumble at the 15-yard line. The teams then traded field goals in the fourth quarter to make the score 20-10. Following the Patriots' field goal, the Jets began play at the Patriots 31-yard line; Pennington found Justin McCareins in the end zone for an apparent seven-yard touchdown. However, the play was challenged by New England, and it was ruled that McCareins did not have full control of the ball, nullifying the touchdown. After getting pushed back by a penalty, Mike Nugent missed a 35-yard field goal attempt, ending the Jets' last serious scoring threat.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NE - Wilson 5 interception return (Gostkowski kick), 9:33

2nd quarter

  • NE - FG Gostkowski 26, 12:45
  • NYJ - Bowens 26 blocked punt return (Nugent kick), 7:15
  • NE - Maroney 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 1:05

4th quarter

  • NYJ - FG Nugent 33, 6:15
  • NE - FG Gostkowski 34, 3:21


Week 16: At Tennessee Titans

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New York Jets06006
Tennessee Titans073010

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Game time: 4:15 PM EST/3:15 PM CST
  • Game weather: 42 °F (Sunny)
  • Television announcers (CBS): Dick Enberg and Randy Cross
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • Game attendance: 69,143

Game Summary

Game summary Chad Pennington started at quarterback for the Jets, as Kellen Clemens sat out while recovering from the rib injury suffered against the Patriots. The Titans got on the board early in the second quarter with a four-yard touchdown run by Chris Brown. The Jets responded with a nine-yard touchdown pass from Pennington to Jerricho Cotchery, but the Titans blocked the extra point attempt to maintain a one-point lead. Later in the quarter, the Jets were the victims of unfortunate luck. When Mike Nugent converted a 38-yard field goal attempt, the Titans were called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that gave the Jets a first-and-goal at the Tennessee 10-yard line. However, three plays later, Pennington threw an interception to end the Jets' scoring threat. A Rob Bironas field goal gave the Titans a 10-6 lead in the third quarter, and the Jets were never able to make any significant progress on offense afterward.

Scoring Summary

2nd Quarter

  • TEN - Brown 4 run (Bironas kick), 14:23
  • NYJ - Cotchery 9 pass from Pennington (kick blocked), 10:59

3rd Quarter

  • TEN - FG Bironas 46, 6:36


Week 17: vs Kansas City Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs0307010
New York Jets01000313

at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 4:15 PM EST
  • Game weather: 41 °F (Overcast)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • Game attendance: 76,737

Game summary

Trying to end their season on a high note, the Jets went home for a Week 17 duel with Herm Edwards' Kansas City Chiefs. After a scoreless first quarter, the Jets took the lead as Kellen Clemens completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Jones. The Chiefs would get on the board with kicker John Carney getting a 40-yard field goal, followed by Jets kicker Mike Nugent getting a 27-yard field goal to end the half. After a scoreless third quarter, Kansas City would tie the game in the fourth quarter with QB Brodie Croyle completing a 26-yard TD pass to WR Jeff Webb. In overtime, New York sealed the win with Nugent nailing the game-winning 43-yard field goal. With the win, the Jets ended the season at 4-12.

Scoring Summary

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Jones 15 pass from Clemens (Nugent kick), 13:07
  • KC - FG Carney 40, 5:08
  • NYJ - FG Nugent 27, :31

4th Quarter

  • KC - Webb 26 pass from Croyle (Carney kick), 2:59

Overtime

  • NYJ - FG Nugent 43, 9:47
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