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By Gary W. Marchese Jr.
Washington, D.C. – The New York Jets defeated the Washington Redskins by the score of 34-19 on Sunday. The Jets were trailing 13-10 at the half and after three quarters it was tied at 13. The Jets were able to pull away in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Redskins 21-6. Shonne Greene had a big game with three touchdowns for the Jets.
Mark Sanchez was 19-32 for the Jets. He had 165 yards throwing and a touchdown with no interceptions. Greene had 22 rushes for 88 yards and the three touchdowns. Jeremy Kerley rushed once for six yards and LaDainian Tomlinson rushed once for five yards. Santonio Holmes led the Jets with four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. Plaxico Burress had three catches for 33 yards, Greene had three for 26 and Tomlinson had one catch for 16 yards. Dustin Keller had three catches for 12 yards. Nick Folk made two out of three field goals. He made all four extra points and the long field goal was from 51 yards.
Rex Grossman for the Redskins was 19-46 for 221 yards and an interception. Roy Helu rushed 23 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. Fred Davis was their leading receiver with six catches for 99 yards. Santana Moss had five catches for 42 yards, Helu had four catches for 42 yards and David Anderson had two catches for 21 yards. Donte’ Stallworth had one catch for 14 yards. Graham Gano was 4-4 on field goals with his long being 46 yards. He also made an extra point.
Kyle Wilson had an interception for the Jets. The Jets defense had two sacks. The sacks came from Jamaal Westerman and Aaron Maybin. David Harris led the team with five tackles. The Redskins defense had no sacks or interceptions. London Fletcher led the team with nine tackles and eight assists.
The Jets are now 7-5 and still in the hunt for a wildcard spot. The Jets will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at home on Sunday December 11th.