N.Y. Jets 34, Washington 19

Sunday, December 4, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 4, 2011
WHERE: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
TEMPERATURE: 53°
HEAD OFFICIAL: John Parry
ATTENDANCE: 74121

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
N.Y. Jets 7 3 3 21 34
Washington 7 6 0 6 19

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
N.Y. Jets 7-5 5-1 2-4 W2
Washington 4-8 2-4 2-4 L1

Recap


Mark Sanchez fired a 30-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes late in the fourth quarter and the New York Jets scored 21 points in the final five minutes to defeat the Redskins 34-19 at Washington on Sunday.

It was the 10th career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter executed by Sanchez and his second in two weeks as the Jets (7-5) won a game they couldn’t afford to lose to stay in the AFC playoff picture.

Shonn Greene scored three touchdowns for New York, including a 9-yard run that followed a fumble by Rex Grossman deep in Washington territory to give New York a 27-16 lead.

Greene added another one from 25 yards out a couple of minutes later as New York turned a close game into a rout in the final minutes.

Sanchez threw for just 165 yards but was on the mark when it counted, hitting Holmes in stride to erase a 16-13 deficit with 4:49 to play.

The Redskins (4-8) marched down the field to score a touchdown on their first possession of the game, capped by a 2-yard run by rookie Roy Helu (23 carries, 100 yards).

Greene responded on the Jets’ first drive, tying the score on a 1-yard run to cap a 17-play drive for the Jets.

Graham Gano booted a pair of field goals to give the Redskins a 13-10 halftime lead, and New York’s Nick Folk accounted for the only scoring in the third quarter with a 51-yard field goal to tie the game.

Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson returned to action after missing a couple of games with a knee injury, but he was injured again early in Sunday’s game. He did return later.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
N.Y. Jets   Washington
Shonn Greene Player Roy Helu
22 Attempts 23
88 Yards 100
4.0 Avg Yards 4.4
3 Touchdowns 1
25 Long 22
Receiving
N.Y. Jets   Washington
Santonio Holmes Player Fred Davis
4 Receptions 6
58 Yards 99
14.5 Avg Yards 16.5
1 Touchdowns 0
30 Long 42

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
N.Y. Jets 266 101 165 4 2 1 2.0 3
Washington 304 100 204 1 4 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against New England . The Redskins have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Jets have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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