Who: New York Jets @ Carolina Panthers
When: 4:05 p.m. EST
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Media: TV – CBS, DirecTV – 712, Radio – ESPN N.Y. 98.7 FM, Sirius – 117, Sirius XM – XM 232, Internet Audio – Audio Pass.
Their Previous Meeting: The last time these two teams met, was in the preseason back in 2010. Mark Sanchez and Matt Moore started the contest for their respective teams and from the start it was an absolute mess with Moore getting picked off by Jim Leonhard on Carolina’s first drive. The Jets capitalized with Nick Folk hitting a 43 yarder. After stalling on their second drive, the Jets caught a break when Armanti Edwards fumbled a punt return that David Clowney recovered for New York at Carolina’s 12. The Panthers defense clamped down and forced the Jets to settle for another Folk field goal to put them ahead 6-0. Both teams punted back and forth to end the first half. The Jets got off to an auspicious start in the third when Joe McKnight fumbled on the second play which led to a John Kasay 42 yarder to narrow New York’s lead. There was some more back and forth before the Jets recovered another fumbled punt return by the Panthers to set up the Kellen Clemens-led Jets in the fourth. Once again, the Panthers defense held firm and the Jets settled for the final field goal of the night to give them a 9-3 victory over Carolina. Want to have some fun with numbers? Vernon Gholston led the team in tackles with five, including two for a loss, while Jeff Cumberland and Laveranues Coles led the team in reception yards at 19 and 12 respectively.
Jets: CB Antonio Cromartie (Hip/Concussion–Questionable), LB Demario Davis (Thumb–Probable), DT Kenrick Ellis (Back–Probable), WR Stephen Hill (Knee–Out), WR Santonio Holmes (Foot/Hamstring–Probable), WR Jeremy Kerley (Elbow–Probable), LB Garrett McIntyre (Knee–Probable), WR David Nelson (Ribs–Probable), S Ed Reed (Non-injury–Probable), WR Greg Salas (Finger–Probable), DL Muhammad Wilkerson (Wrist–Probable), and TE Kellen Winslow (Knee–Probable).
Panthers: T Nate Chandler (Elbow–Probable), DT Dwan Edwards (Non-injury–Probable), T Jordan Gross (Non-injury–Probable), DE Charles Johnson (Illness–Questionable), TE Greg Olsen (Foot–Probable), G Chris Scott (Knee–Probable), LB Jordan Senn (Hamstring/Illness–Probable), RB Jonathan Stewart (Knee–Out), and G Travelle Wharton (Non-injury–Probable).
Jets: QB David Garrard, RB Darius Reynaud, LB Jermaine Cunningham, G William Campbell, T Ben Ijalana, T Oday Aboushi, and TE Chris Pantale.
Panthers: DE Wes Horton, RB Jonathan Stewart, CB Josh Norman, OL Travis Bond, LB Jordan Senn, WR Tavarres King, and WR Marvin McNutt.
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