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Jets keep pace with the Patriots in Thanksgiving win

By Gary W. Marchese Jr.

East Rutherford, NJ (Nov 25) – The Jets played their first ever thanksgiving game and it was a successful one. The Jets defeated the Bengals by the score of 26-10. The game was very tight throughout the first half then, the Jets came alive in the second half with the help of an odd play.

In the third quarter, the Jets were up by the score 10-7 when they punted the ball and it hit off a Bengals helmet and the Jets recovered setting up a touchdown and a 10-point lead, which they did not relinquish. The Jets let a big lead slip away last week before winning in the end but they weren’t about to let that happen again.

The Jets still do not look great in certain situations but they are winning the games. They are 9-2 and tied for first place in the AFC East with the New England Patriots.

Brad Smith who had three runs for 55 yards led the offense and he had a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Mark Sanchez did not have a great game going 16-28 for 166 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Shonn Greene rushed the ball 18 times for 70 yards and LaDanian Tomlinson rushed it 13 times for 49 yards.

Smith had three rushes for 55 yards. Santonio Holmes was the leading receiver with five catches for 44 yards, Dustin Keller had four catches for 49 yards, and Braylon Edwards had two for 20. Smith had one catch for 23 yards; Tomlinson had two for 14 yards. Nick Folk kicked one of two field goals.

The Jets had two interceptions on defense, one by Antonio Cromartie, and one by Jim Leonhard. Eric Smith was the leading tackler with eight, Calvin pace had six tackles and one sack. Bart Scott had five tackles, David Harris had four tackles, and one sack, Cromartie had four tackles. Drew Coleman, Leonhard, and Trevor Pryce each had two tackles. The Jets will now have off 10 days before they play again.

The Jets will head up to Foxboro to take on the 9-2 Patriots in a battle for first place for the AFC East. The Jets defeated the Patriots once this season so they will be looking to get the tiebreaker with a win a week from Monday.

The Jets did not need any theatrics or thrilling finishes in this one as they took care of it in convincing fashion. It did not look so great in the first half but the Jets controlled the second half and Cincinnati did not stand a chance. Owens and Ochocinco were very quiet, especially in the second half for all of the talking that they did. The Jets will be playing their first good opponent in a while and they will see where they stand when they go nose to nose with the Patriots.

gmarchesej Posted by on November 26, 2010. Filed under AFC,Breaking News,News and Sports with Gary W. Marchese Jr.,NFL,NY Jets,Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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