Jets win over Chargers to clinch AFC East division

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  1. thoov08

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    New York Jets win close one over San Diego 23-21 to clinch AFC East division title

    The Jets were able to pick up another home win in the rain. This victory over the Chargers puts the Jets' winning streak to an AFC-best six games. After scoring a touchdown with under a minute left in the game to bring their deficit to only two points, the Chargers recovered an onside kick and appeared to have a shot to get into field goal range and complete a comeback win. The Jets defense held strong in the end to maintain their lead. New York continues to be strong in close games having won their last three games by a combined score of six points.

    Quarterback Mark Sanchez played a solid and steady game. Sanchez delivered on his promises of being more careful with his pass selection as he threw no interceptions on the day. Sanchez went 15-26 for 217 yards and two touchdown throws. The key stat for Sanchez was his ability to spread the ball around with his 15 completions going to seven different receivers. Rookie Stephen Hill lead the team with three receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. Running back Shonn Greene was held in check by the Chargers defense with only 32 yards on 17 carries.

    The Jets defense once again added to their turnover count by recovering a fumble by Ryan Mathews and picking off Rivers in the fourth quarter. New York made a goal of shutting down Mathews and it showed with him only having 36 yards on 13 carries while fumbling twice.

    The Jets now sit at 10-5 on the season and will faceoff against division rival Buffalo for their final game of the regular season. Although the divisional race has been locked up, a win over Buffalo could help give the Jets a better seed in the playoffs.

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  3. Michael Overman

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    Congrats...nice write up
     
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    Congrats on winning the AFC EAST! (y)
     
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