At MetLife Stadium, the New York Jets faced the New York Giants in the third game of the preseason. The game was a tale of two Jets quarterbacks, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. Hackenberg got the start and underwhelmed early. Petty took over and led the offense to three touchdowns before going down with a left knee injury that will require an MRI. Hackenberg returned to the game and rallied the team with a late score.
Petty went 15/18 for 250 yards. He threw three touchdowns, two to rookie WR ArDarius Stewart, and an 85-yard catch and run to Bilal Powell.
Hackenberg threw a touchdown to WR Frankie Hammond.
For the game, Powell accounted for 142 yards from scrimmage.
DE Sheldon Richardson continues to have a good preseason. He got in the face of Giants QB Eli Manning which enabled CB Juston Burris to make an interception.
The Jets had good secondary coverage in the end zone, albeit against an offense without its top two wide receivers, Odell Beckham Jr. and ex-Jet Brandon Marshall.
K Chandler Catanzaro was 1/1 in field goals. He split the uprights for 27 yards.
RB Matt Forte saw his first game action of the preseason and ran for 43 yards on 10 carries.
The starting offensive line appeared to struggle in the first quarter.
OG James Carpenter was called for unnecessary roughness.
The offense turned it over on downs in the red zone.
DE Leonard Williams left the game with a wrist injury.
Petty left the game with an apparent knee injury.
Hackenberg threw two interceptions which were returned for touchdowns. (Though the second one came courtesy of a bobble by WR Robby Anderson.)
Forte was tackled in the end zone for a safety.
The offense had 1 yard of total offense in the first quarter.
1st quarter stats: 0 first downs, 10 yards rushing, 4:20 time of possession
The Jets were down 29-3 at halftime.
Some of the Jets who did DNP (Did Not Play) – S Rontez Miles (eye), TE Jordan Leggett (sprained foot), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), LB Lorenzo Mauldin (back)