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Wild Card Round: Jets win on FG as time expires over Jax 31-28

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by thoov08, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. thoov08

    thoov08 Walk On

    Oct 24, 2010
    The New York Jets were led by huge performances from Sanchez and Cromartie to get a huge playoff win

    The #3 seeded New York Jets won their wild card round playoff matchup against the #6 seeded Jacksonville Jaguars 31-28. As they have all season long, the Jets were able to pick up yet another win in a game decided by just a field goal.

    The Jets received the opening kickoff and wasted no time opening up their offense as their first drive was capped off with a 30 yard reception by top receiver Santonio Holmes. A couple of drives later with the score tied at seven, Sanchez found tight end Dustin Keller, who had a fantastic regular season, wide open and took it to the house for an 89 yard touchdown. Following a Cromartie interception just before halftime, Keller would add another touchdown grab from five yards out to lead 21-14 at the halfway mark.

    Blaine Gabbert began to find his rythym in the second half of this game with touchdown passes to tight end Marcedes Lewis and Mike Thomas. Thomas' touchdown came with 1:12 left in the game following a fantastic 4th-and-long conversion to keep the Jags in the game. With just over a minute left on the clock, Sanchez needed to lead his team down into field goal range for a game-winning attempt. A couple of short completions to Stephen Hill and Keller were followed by a long gain by veteran wideout Chad Johnson to get easily within range for a Josh Brown kick. The Jets would kick the ball with just a few seconds left on the clock and as the timer went to :00 there was no doubt as Brown kicked it right down the middle to seal the game for New York.

    Key Player Stats:

    Sanchez 17-24 321yds 4TD 1INT
    Gabbert 18-27 258yds 4TD 2INT

    Greene 18carries 54 yds

    Jones-Drew 16carries 98yds

    Keller 6rec 135yds 2TD
    Johnson 6 rec 101yds
    Holmes 3rec 87yds 2TD
    M. Lewis 5rec 80yds 2TD
    Blackmon 4rec 69yds 1TD
    Thomas 4rec 52yds 1TD

    Cromartie 2INT
    B. Scott 2FF
    Landry 1FF (all three fumbles recovered by Jacksonville)
    D. Lowery 1INT

    As the #3 seed, New York will travel next week to Arrowhead to face off against the #2 seed Kansas City Cheifs coming off of their opening round playoff bye.

    Great game dmass!
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