After Drew Brees and the Saints picked apart the Jets defense between the twenties, the Jets held them to a field goal. A holding penalty helped, but a nice play by Kerry Rhodes on 3rd and 4 stopped the Saints. If the Jets' gameplan is to prevent the big play and stopping them in the redzone, I can't really blame them.
Darren Sharper returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown after the Jets were about to score. A big turning point in the game, putting the Saints ahead after the Jets had the Saints a little off-balance.
Sanchez's turnover woes continue as he is stripped in the endzone recovered for a touchdown. The Jets are now in a huge hole down 17-0.
The Jets marched down the field to get a field goal before the two minute warning, but they're still down 14.
This was everything I had feared as a Jets fan offensively. They aren't running the ball or taking care of the ball at all. They're moving the ball somewhat, but they need to take care of the football, and they need to keep making key red zone stops. The Jets have had a few goalline stands that might not be there all game. The offense needs to put up more points, or at least not lose points.
The Jets' defense forces their first turnover of the game, stripping Reggie Bush, and the offense capitalizes, led by a Leon Washington third down screen pass and a nice touchdown run by Thomas Jones, who seems to be running a little harder today. Maybe it's the fact that Shonn Greene is finally getting some carries (and looking good doing it). Either way, it is a football game again, and the Jets are one big play away from tying this game.
Saints 17, Jets 10
Pierre Thomas scores a one-yard rushing touchdown as the Saints are finally able to move the football on this defense and score a touchdown. With under 7 minutes to go, the Jets are in trouble.
Saints 24, Jets 10