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Jets Finally Run Away From Redskins in 34-19 Win

It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but for the Jets, they will take it anyway they can.

Another shaky performance for three quarters by Mark Sanchez and the Jets. And then, another fourth-quarter comeback.

Sanchez hit Santonio Holmes for a 30-yard touchdown pass with 4:49 to play Sunday, and Shonn Greene added a pair of insurance scores to give the Jets a 34-19 win over the Redskins, keeping New York in the realistic hunt for an AFC playoff berth.

Sanchez completed 19-of-32 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown for the Jets (7-5), who remain two games back of first-place New England in the AFC East.

It was Sanchez’s 10th career fourth-quarter comeback or overtime victory, including the playoffs, and his second in as many weeks.

New York had only 168 total yards after three quarters, committed untimely penalties and had another special teams turnover against the Redskins (4-8), who have lost seven of eight.

Washington QB Rex Grossman hit 19 of 46 passes for 221 yards and one interception for the Redskins, and his fumble while being sacked by Aaron Maybin deep in his own territory with the score 20-16 thwarted his own chance for a fourth-quarter comeback. Calvin Pace recovered, and Greene took a direct snap and scored on a 9-yard run two plays later to give the Jets an 11-point lead.

The Jets trailed 16-13 after Gano’s 46-yard field goal with 7:52 to go, but a short kickoff was returned by Josh Baker near midfield. Sanchez and the New York offense then came back to life, with the quarterback scrambling to avoid pressure before completing a 10-yard pass to Greene on a third-and-4 two plays before the big throw to Holmes down the left sideline.

The wins need to keep coming for the Jets, as they will take on the Chiefs at home.

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One Response to “Jets Finally Run Away From Redskins in 34-19 Win”

  1. Larry T says:

    Sanchez is a proven winner

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