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What’s worse, Mark Sanchez suffered an injury in mop-up time in the fourth quarter of the game and Rex looks to have egg on his face for such a decision. Even so, Matt Simms and his new BFF Ryan Spadola provided an impressive spark helping propel the Jets into an overtime victory against the Giants backups.
David Wilson also punched the Jets in the mouth with an 84 yard run for touchdown in the Giants’ first series in which Demario Davis was blocked out of the play and Antonio Allen blew the contain.
The Jets took home the Snoopy trophy and are now 2-1 in the preseason and unlike last year have scored an average of 26 points per contest.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
A lot will hinge on Sanchez’s injury and Geno Smith’s ability to bounce back from his performance. The Jets are living and dying with their decision to not bring in a viable veteran (Garrard doesn’t count, especially once he retires) outside of Sanchez to compete for the starting job and this will be a place where many will point to the grave misstep that was for the Jets.
The defense played well at times in the game, but it was Giants QB Curtis Painter who let the Jets crawl back into the game — he really did nothing to help his team add points on the scoreboard all night.
While they won the game, the Jets have a lot more questions than answers right now and all the questions are going to swirl around the head coach, general manager and the quarterback position for the foreseeable future.
The Jets have one final preseason game next week against the Philadelphia Eagles at home at 7PM on August 29th.