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Jets Rally to Defeat the Broncos 24-20

A pass interference call on fourth down set up a LaDainian Tomlinson touchdown from two yards out with 72 seconds left giving the Jets a 24-20 lead that they would not give up.

Mark Sanchez led the game winning drive that started on the Jets 20 yard line with just under 4 minutes left. Sanchez completed two clutch third down passes on the drive and was then faced with a fourth down at the Denver 48 yard line. Sanchez dropped back, bough time and fired a ball deep down the left sideline. Santonio Holmes stopped dead in his tracks and unsuccessfully reached out for the ball, but Renaldo Hill grabbed Holmes facemask, which drew a yellow flag from the official. LaDainian Tomlinson punched it in from two yards out on the next play – his second touchdown of the game. However, it was an up and down game for the young signal-caller. Sanchez threw two interceptions – his first turnovers of the season – and finished the game 17-30 for 198 yards and a touchdown and the two picks.

After the Jets took the lead, the Broncos had one final chance down four and were armed with all three of their timeouts. Two quick completions had the Broncos at the Jets 48 yard line and looking dangerous. A four yard completion followed – which was reviewed and upheld – that appeared to slow the Broncos momentum. On the next snap, center J.D. Walton snapped the ball out of the reach of Kyle Orton leading to a scramble for the ball that Dwight Lowery recovered, sealing the win.

The Jets head into the bye week at 5-1 carrying a five game winning streak. They return to action at home against the Packers on October 31st.

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