The New York Jets found a way to win in Denver. They defeated the Broncos by a score of 24 – 20. Here are the post-game notes courtesy of the New York Jets PR Department. There are a lot of happy Jets fans in our football forum, stop by and tell us what you think about the Jets heading into the bye with a record of 5 and 1.
#8 Mark Brunell, #26 Dwight Lowery, #56 Lance Laury, #68 Matt Slauson, #93 Trevor Pryce
RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for two touchdowns and 55 yards on 12 carries, scoring both touchdowns in the fourth quarter. His first score, a 20-yarder, tied the game at 17 with 8:43 remaining and marked the third consecutive game that the Jets scored a touchdown on a run of 20 or more yards. His second score was a two-yarder with 1:13 remaining to provide the team with a 24-20 advantage. For the season, Tomlinson leads the team with 490 yards on 92 carries and his five touchdowns tie for team honors.
QB Mark Sanchez recorded the first victory of his career in which he led the Jets to the winning points with two minutes or less remaining in the game. He threw his first interception of the season to DEN OLB Jason Hunter on his third pass of the game. The interception ended his streak of 184 pass attempts without an interception, the second longest in Jets history, trailing only Ken O’Brien who registered 211 pass attempts without an interception from 1987-88.
With three give-aways and two-takeaways, today’s game marked the first contest of the season that the Jets did not win the giveaway/takeaway battle.
With the aborted play by the Broncos on a 28-yard FG attempt the Jets continued their streak of not allowing an opponent a score in the first quarter this season. The Jets have outscored their opponents 20-0 during the first quarter this season.
CB Drew Coleman forced DEN RB Knowshon Moreno to fumble in the first quarter. The fumble was recovered by Jets CB Darrelle Revis. It marked the eighth fumble recovery by the Jets this season.
With 35 seconds left in the game, CB Dwight Lowery recovered an aborted snap at the Broncos 43-yard line to seal the Jets 24-20 victory. It marked the second consecutive game that he recorded the decisive takeaway of the contest. Last week versus Minnesota, he returned a Brett Favre interception 26 yards for a touchdown to increase the team’s advantage to 29-20 with 1:30 remaining in the game.
K Nick Folk established a team record and a career long with a 56-yard field with6:47 remaining in the third quarter. His field goal surpassed the previous team record of 55 yards, accomplished four times, most recently by Jay Feely versus MIA (11/1/09). Last week versus the Vikings, Folk matched his previous long with a 53-yard field goal.
Jets kickers with 55-yd FG:
Jay Feely 11/1/09 vs. MIA
Jay Feely 11/9/08. vs. SL
John Hall 8/31/97 at SEA
Pat Leahy 12/14/85 vs. CHI