Jets Squeak by Broncos to Win 24-20
It was a sloppy game, but the New York Jets squeaked by and came out with a 24-20 victory and staying atop of the AFC East with a 5-1 record.
The Jets took a 7-0 lead on the first play of the second quarter when Mark Sanchez connected with Braylon Edwards for a 32 yard TD, and barely stayed even until the final minutes.
Remember Tim Tebow? He ran the ball five yards, scoring his first NFL career touchdown, which combined with a 59-yard Prater field goal, put the Broncos on top 10-7.
The Jet’s Nick Folk, performing his usual magic, connecting on a 56-yard field goal, evening up the score, until Bronco Kyle Orton, found Demaryius Thomas for a 17-yard TD.
Fourth quarter, found Jets LaDanian Thomlinson breaking free for 20 yards, and Folk good for the kick, tying the score 17-all. Prater brought the Broncos ahead with his 48-yard field goal. Following a Sanchez hail-Mary pass, Denver safety Renaldo Hill and Jets receiver Santonio Holmes jostled, and pass interference was called on Hill, which was the games turning point. Thomlinson, good for nine carries and 98 yards, scored his second touchdown from 2 yards out with 73 seconds left after the controversial call, as the Jets rallied past Denver 24-20.
A poor snap by Bronco center, J.D. Walton, turned into a fumble, recovered by Jets cornerback Dwight Lowery, ending the game with a Jet’s victory. Boy-wonder, Mark Sanchez, threw his first interceptions of the season, which could have easily been four. All the stats weren’t bad for the Jets, as LaDanian Thomlinson is now two games away from tying Jerry Rice as having the most multi-score games in NFL history with 46.