Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by klaximilian, Sep 9, 2013.
2013 NEW YORK JETS SCHEDULE
Jets edge the Steelers in overtime thriller 33-27.
The rival Steelers came to town hoping to get their first win of the season, and it appeared that way in the first half. To start the game out, the Steelers were able to put together a solid drive with came as a result of a missed INT attempt by Dawan Landry. The drive was capped by a Felix Jones TD run.
The Jets would respond with a TD of their own, mounting an impressive drive that resulted in a 12 yard TD strike up the seam to FB Lex Hilliard. But the Jets would have to deal with a quick strike KO return that would quickly put the Steelers back on top. Mike Goodson added a quick strike of his own, adding a 68 yard run on a Pistol formation stretch that left Troy Polamalu with a very difficult open field tackle to make.
But again, the Steelers would drive down the field and put up another score as Jonathan Dwyer barreled through a defender en route to the endzone. From there, Geno Smith would proceed to take over the game, scrambling as the pressure flushed him out of the pocket. OLB Jason Worilds had an opportunity to take Geno down for a 8 yard sack as he rolled away from coverage, but was able to break the tackle and take off upfield where he gained an easy 22 yards. Geno then found Braylon Edwards open in the seam for a gain of 26. Geno would take a run to the 1-yard line on a diving effort, followed by two ineffective runs that stuffed the Jets at the 1. Geno would call an audible on 3rd down and sneak it in to tie the game up at 21-all.
In the 2nd half, the Jets defense tightened up, only allowed 2 FGs, meanwhile the Jets offense hit a wal of their own. The Jets had a few opportunities to pound the ball in after long gains on a wheel route by Santonio Holmes, and behind the running game of Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson. However, the Jets could only muster a couple FGs to tie the game and force the game to overtime.
The Jets won the coin toss and took the ball to start the OT. It wouldn't last too long from there, as Chris Ivory and Joe McKnight added a few impressive runs that would put the Jets at midfield, followed by a pass to Jeff Cumberland that would get the Jets into FG range. However, on the next play Geno Smith did was everyone was waiting for him to do. Tuck it and run. Geno had the Jets set up in a trips formation left and caught the defense in man-coverage, leaving the SS alone n coverage on the right. Geno made the perfect read, tucking the ball away from Joe McKnight and taking off for the endzone. A crucial block from Vlad Ducasse on Polamalu sprung Geno free to saunter into the end zone untouched, giving Geno and the Jets a 2-game win streak.
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