N.Y. Jets 7, Arizona 6

Sunday, December 2, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 2, 2012
WHERE: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TEMPERATURE: 46°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Walt Anderson
ATTENDANCE: 79088

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 0 3 0 3 6
N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 7 7

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 4-8 3-3 1-5 L8
N.Y. Jets 5-7 3-4 2-3 W1

Recap


Jets 7, Cardinals 6: Greg McElroy replaced an ineffective Mark Sanchez and led host New York to its only touchdown and the victory in his NFL debut.

McElroy (5-of-7, 29 yards) tossed a 1-yard scoring pass to tight end Jeff Cumberland with 14:55 left in the game after coming on late in the third quarter for Sanchez, who was intercepted three times and threw for only 97 yards.

The second-year quarterback from Alabama was cheered loudly when he took over for Sanchez with 4:48 left in the third and promptly directly a 10-play, 69-yard scoring drive. The Jets (5-7) also finished the game by eating up the final 7:55 on the clock.

New York's defense limited the Cardinals (4-8) to 137 total yards, including 22 in the second half, to send Arizona to its eighth consecutive defeat following a 4-0 start to the season.

Rookie Ryan Lindley had a miserable performance for the Cardinals, completing 10 of 31 passes for 72 yards and an interception. Arizona had 81 yards rushing, 40 of which came on a fake punt, and went 0-for-15 on third-down conversions.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jets backup QB Tim Tebow was inactive for Sunday's game due to a rib injury, elevating McElroy to the backup slot. ... Cardinals S Kerry Rhodes had two interceptions and forced a fumble against his former team. ... Jets starting TE Dustin Keller was hurt in the first half with what appeared to be a foot injury.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Arizona   N.Y. Jets
Rashad Johnson Player Shonn Greene
1 Attempts 24
40 Yards 104
40.0 Avg Yards 4.3
0 Touchdowns 0
40 Long 19
Receiving
Arizona   N.Y. Jets
Larry Fitzgerald Player Stephen Hill
1 Receptions 5
23 Yards 40
23.0 Avg Yards 8.0
0 Touchdowns 0
23 Long 15

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Arizona 137 81 56 0 2 3 3.0 1
N.Y. Jets 289 177 112 1 0 1 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game on the road against Jacksonville. The Jets have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.