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Week 6: Jets (27) vs. Broncos (20)

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  1. Winuvas

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    Oct 8, 2009
    Week 6: Jets (27) vs. Broncos (20)

    Revis Island No Tourist Spot in Broncos Loss


    Jets superstar CB Darrelle Revis talks to reporters after his performance Sunday.

    by Myles Gelding
    Blogger, Denver Post

    Well, Coach Winuvas knew that "Revis Island" was a dangerous place to travel. He knew footballs that go towards that island mysteriously disappear into end zones, never to return. Yet Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis managed to own the game, getting two key interceptions and scoring seven points. Those seven points proved to be the difference on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Denver in a Jets 27-20 victory over the Broncos.

    The game started with Denver getting the ball and moving down the field, scoring on a 23 yard pass from rookie backup quarterback Tim Tebow to rookie wide receiver Eric Decker for a 7-0 lead.

    "That was a read option for Tim (Tebow)," Coach Winuvas said after the game. "If he saw nothing open, he could run with it. He saw Decker and nailed him with a pass. Good play."

    The New York Jets answered with a powerful running attack that punished the front seven for Denver all game long, ending in a Shonn Greene 12 yard romp to tie the score at 7 midway through the first quarter.

    The Jets' defense stiffened after the first Broncos drive, and while Denver could move the ball effectively enough, they were stifled and had to settle for a Matt Prater field goal late in the first to end the quarter at 10-7 Broncos.

    The second quarter saw little scoring, but what scoring there was came off the foot of Jets kicker Nick Folk, as he nailed two field goals to take the Jets into the locker room at 13-10.

    "That second quarter was rough on our offense. A fumble and an interception on a great play by (Jets linebacker) Calvin Pace on that other side. Orton saw an opening and tried to thread it, but Pace just hopped in that window and shut it down. Tip your cap to him on that one; great play," Coach Winuvas said of the quarter shutout at his post-game conference.

    The third quarter was all Broncos, as their defense continued to harass Mark Sanchez and force the Jets to keep the ball on the ground to sustain any consistent drives. Denver running back Knowshon Moreno capped a drive midway through the third quarter with a 2 yard run, and a Matt Prater field goal with less than two minutes left in the quarter gave the Broncos a 20-13 lead heading into the fourth.

    "Well, we should have scored on that drive where we got three," Coach Winuvas said after the game. "That was huge for their defense. We got down to the 2 yard line after we recovered a fumble on a kickoff, and instead of punching it in for 7, we only got 3 from (Denver kicker Matt) Prater. Put some momentum back on their side."

    The fourth quarter was owned by New York, as their running attack pounded the Denver defense into submission with a 4 yard touchdown run. Then, the ensuing possession by Denver saw Orton hit as he threw in Darrelle Revis' direction. Revis grabbed the ball in midair and hustled 32 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, which proved to be the game winner. A late drive by Denver stalled at the 8 yard line when Tim Tebow threw the third, and final, interception by Denver quarterbacks on the day. It was another pick by Revis.

    "I know that guy is special," Coach Winuvas said of Revis after the game. "That last one (thrown by Tebow) was tough. You hate to see a kid go out there, try, and get beat like that. That close to paydirt and you miss a wide open receiver on one play, and then you just throw it into coverage. Sickening loss, I tell ya."

    The Broncos, statwise, were better than their counterparts on the day. Denver amassed 320 yards of total offense to the Jets' 205. The Jets' passing attack was limited to 82 yards of passing by Mark Sanchez, who went 9 of 14 on the day. The Jets' running game was led by Shonn Greene, who ran 14 times for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ladainian Tomlinson also had 9 carries for 30 yards. Tight end Dustin Keller was Sanchez's most popular target, nabbing 3 balls for 35 yards on the day. Defensively, cornerback Antonio Cromartie had 5 tackles, but the star was Revis, who had two interceptions, one being a pick six.

    The Broncos were led in the passing attack by Kyle Orton, who threw for 193 yards on 14 of 22 passing. However, Orton had 2 interceptions on the day. The only touchdown was thrown by backup quarterback Tim Tebow, which was his only completion on the day on 1 of 4 passing.

    The disappointing running attack continued on this day, with Knowshon Moreno carring the ball 19 times for only 66 yards but getting a touchdown. Receiver Eric Decker led all targets with 5 receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil had 4 tackles and 2 sacks of Sanchez on the day.

    "I don't know which way I'd rather lose," Coach Winuvas said of this close loss. "Getting blown out or getting your heart ripped out. Personally, if I'm gonna lose, I'd rather not be in the game at all. Being that close to a potential victory, and then losing it at the end...it's a tough one to swallow. This one will be with me for a while."

    Coach Winuvas is now 3-3 heading into a divisional matchup with the Oakland Raiders next week. The Jets (4-2) head back home to enjoy a week off before welcoming the Green Bay Packers to town in two weeks.

    Can Coach Winuvas get the ship steadied and put a win back on the board against a division opponent in the Raiders? We shall see.

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