Denver Broncos 17 New York Jets 13
When a game is tied 3-3 going into the halftime, you know it has been a boring game so far. That sums up this Jets game. If not for some excitement in the second half, this game wouldn’t even be in the rankings, let alone third.
The defense of the Broncos played really well, which is how the land on the #3 spot. Defensive play. They made the Jets one-dimensional as they basically took away their run game. Jets were able to move the ball through the air, but with the run game gone, the Broncos were able to tee off against the pass.
For the first touchdown of the game, the Jets actually fumbled the ball on the goal-line. However, they recovered it, scoring the touchdown and going up 10-3. It took Denver nearly seven minutes to answer and tie the game.
Finally, the Broncos scored a touchdown, which was a pick-six. Andre Goodman picked off Mark Sanchez and returned the ball 26 yards to tie the game up, after the extra point of course.
The scored stayed tied ten all until over nine minutes left in the game when the Jets lined up for a field goal, which was good. Jets stayed in the lead for eight minutes and three drives.
Denver’s final drive was 95 yards, capped off with a 20 yard touchdown run from Tim Tebow. This put Denver in the lead with a minute six left on the clock. That was still time for the Jets who had success moving the ball through the air.
The Jets had an eight play drive, including a big 4th down conversion. They managed to get to the Denver 44 yard line, and it came down to one last play. Mark Sanchez took the snap and went deep right taking on Champ Bailey in coverage. Bailey broke up the pass ending the game with Denver winning.
Defense, defense and more defense. That is what not only kept Denver in the game, but ultimately won them the game. Their play was great, and added to the excitement the offense brought, they landed at the #3 spot. Only two games were better than this one.
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