2011 New York Jets season

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2011 New York Jets season
Head coach Rex Ryan
General manager Mike Tannenbaum
Owner Woody Johnson
Home field MetLife Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers 60 D'Brickashaw Ferguson OT
74 Nick Mangold C
24 Darrelle Revis CB
65 Brandon Moore OG
Timeline
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The 2011 New York Jets season was the franchise's 42nd season in the National Football League (NFL), the 52nd season overall and the team's third season under head coach Rex Ryan. They failed to improve upon their 11–5 record from 2010 and failed to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Transactions[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

  • Strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi tendered his resignation from the team on January 31, 2011.[1] In November 2010, Alosi became embroiled in controversy when he tripped Miami Dolphins' cornerback Nolan Carroll on a punt return that resulted in his suspension from the team.[1] Former Atlanta Falcons' assistant Bill Hughan was hired as the team's new strength and conditioning coach two weeks later on February 14, 2011.[2]
  • Mike Bloomgren left his assistant offensive coordinator position with the team in February to become the offensive line coach and run coordinator at Stanford.[3]
  • Former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Tom Moore was hired as an offensive consultant for the team in July 2011.[4]

Arrivals[edit]

September 11 tribute before the Jets' first game, against Dallas at MetLife Stadium
  • The Jets signed Nick Novak on February 9, 2011 to compete with incumbent kicker Nick Folk.[5]
  • The Jets announced the addition of ten undrafted free agents on July 27, 2011; Josh Baker, Collin Franklin, Nick Bellore, Stafford Gatling, Michael Campbell, Dan DePalma, Courtney Smith, Tom Ottaiano, Chris Stewart, and Julian Posey.[6]
  • The Jets announced the addition of six undrafted free agents on July 28, 2011; Byron Landor, Davon Morgan, Zane Taylor, Taylor Boggs, Jeff Wills, and Matthias Berning.[7]
  • The Jets signed Chris Bryan and undrafted free agents Jeremy McGee and Jake Duron on July 29, 2011.[8]
  • The Jets signed Donald Strickland on July 30, 2011.[9]
  • The Jets signed Plaxico Burress on July 31, 2011.[10]
  • The Jets signed DaJuan Morgan on August 2, 2011.[11]
  • The Jets signed Trevor Canfield and Pete Clifford on August 4, 2011.[12]
  • The Jets signed Derrick Mason on August 6, 2011.[13]
  • The Jets signed Wilson Raynor and Keith Zinger on August 7, 2011.[14]
  • The Jets signed David Herron and Eddie Jones on August 9, 2011.[15]
  • The Jets signed Cordarol Scales on August 10, 2011.[16]
  • The Jets signed Aaron Maybin on August 17, 2011.[17]
  • The Jets signed Tracy Wilson and Nevin McCaskill on August 24, 2011.[18]
  • The Jets signed Isaiah Trufant on September 1, 2011.[19]
  • The Jets claimed Andrew Sendejo, Mardy Gilyard, Kevin O'Connell, and Colin Baxter off waivers on September 4, 2011.[20]
  • The Jets promoted Isaiah Trufant from the practice squad on September 10, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets promoted Patrick Turner from the practice squad on September 13, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets promoted Josh Baker from the practice squad on September 27, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets re-signed Aaron Maybin on September 28, 2011.[22]
  • The Jets promoted Eddie Jones from the practice squad on October 8, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets re-signed Ellis Lankster on October 11, 2011.[23] Additionally, Martin Tevaseu was promoted from the practice squad.[21]
  • The Jets signed Eron Riley off the Broncos' practice squad on October 19, 2011.[24]
  • Shawn Nelson was signed to the Jets from Free Agency on October 31, 2011.[25]
  • The Jets signed Austin Howard from the Ravens' practice squad on November 25, 2011.[26]
  • The Jets promoted Tracy Wilson from the practice squad on November 28, 2011.[27]
  • The Jets signed Gerald Alexander following a season-ending knee injury to Jim Leonhard on December 13, 2011.[28]
  • The Jets promoted Ricky Sapp from the practice squad on December 29, 2011.[29]

Departures[edit]

Practice squad[edit]

Additions[edit]

  • The Jets signed Josh Baker, Matthias Berning, Trevor Canfield, Jarron Gilbert, Matt Kroul, Julian Posey and Patrick Turner to the practice squad on September 4, 2011.[20]
  • The Jets signed Martin Tevaseu and Isaiah Trufant on September 5, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets signed Josh Baker and Andrew Sendejo on September 14, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets signed Matthias Berning and Scotty McKnight on September 21, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets signed Martell Webb, Michael Campbell and Julian Posey on September 27, 2011.[47]
  • The Jets signed Eddie Jones on September 28, 2011.[22]
  • The Jets signed Dennis Landolt on October 4, 2011.[48]
  • The Jets signed Michael Campbell and Tracy Wilson on October 12, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets re-signed Martin Tevaseu on October 20, 2011.[49]
  • The Jets signed Ricky Sapp and Jamarko Simmons and re-signed Matt Kroul and Dennis Landolt on October 31, 2011.[25]
  • The Jets re-signed Michael Campbell on November 1, 2011.[50]
  • The Jets signed Dexter Jackson on November 9, 2011.[51]
  • The Jets re-signed Jarron Gilbert on November 19, 2011.[52]
  • The Jets re-signed Eddie Jones on November 21, 2011.[53]
  • The Jets re-signed Ricky Sapp on November 28, 2011.[27]
  • The Jets re-signed Dexter Jackson on November 30, 2011.[54]
  • The Jets signed Mark LeGree on December 13, 2011.[28]
  • The Jets signed Eron Riley on December 29, 2011.[29]

Departures[edit]

  • The Jets released Josh Baker on September 5, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets promoted Isaiah Trufant to the active roster on September 10, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets released Matthias Berning on September 13, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets promoted Patrick Turner to the active roster on September 14, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets released Trevor Canfield and Julian Posey on September 19, 2011.[55]
  • Andrew Sendejo and Matthias Berning were released on September 27, 2011.[47] Additionally, Josh Baker was promoted to the active roster.[21]
  • The Jets released Martell Webb and Michael Campbell on October 4, 2011.[48]
  • The Jets promoted Eddie Jones to the active roster on October 8, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets promoted Martin Tevaseu to the active roster on October 12, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets released Dennis Landolt on October 18, 2011.[21]
  • The Jets promoted Martin Tevaseu to the active roster on October 22, 2011.[56]
  • The Jets released Michael Campbell on October 24, 2011.[57]
  • The Jets released Matt Kroul on October 25, 2011.[44]
  • The Jets released Eddie Jones on October 31, 2011.[25]
  • The Jets released Jarron Gilbert on November 9, 2011.[51]
  • The Jets released Dexter Jackson on November 19, 2011.[52]
  • The Jets released Ricky Sapp on November 21, 2011.[53]
  • The Jets released Eddie Jones and promoted Tracy Wilson to the active roster on November 28, 2011.[27]
  • The Jets promoted Ricky Sapp to the active roster on December 29, 2011.[29]

Trades[edit]

To Jets[edit]

The Jets traded an unconditional draft pick to the Green Bay Packers for Caleb Schlauderaff.[42]

From Jets[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed/released 2011 team Notes
QB Kellen Clemens UFA July 27, 2011 Washington Redskins [59]
CB Marquice Cole ERFA January 26, 2011 New York Jets [60]
CB Drew Coleman UFA July 29, 2011 Jacksonville Jaguars [61]
CB Antonio Cromartie UFA August 1, 2011 New York Jets [62]
DL Marcus Dixon ERFA January 26, 2011 New York Jets [60]
WR Braylon Edwards UFA August 4, 2011 San Francisco 49ers [63]
DL Shaun Ellis UFA August 7, 2011 New England Patriots [64]
K Nick Folk UFA July 27, 2011 New York Jets [65]
LB David Harris UFA August 2, 2011 New York Jets [66][67][68]
WR Santonio Holmes UFA July 27, 2011 New York Jets [69]
OL Wayne Hunter UFA July 26, 2011 New York Jets [70]
S James Ihedigbo UFA August 19, 2011 New England Patriots [71]
LB Lance Laury UFA
S Brodney Pool UFA August 3, 2011 New York Jets [72]
DL Trevor Pryce UFA
FB Tony Richardson UFA
WR Brad Smith UFA July 28, 2011 Buffalo Bills [73]
S Eric Smith UFA July 30, 2011 New York Jets [74]
OL Robert Turner RFA July 29, 2011 New York Jets [75]
P Steve Weatherford UFA July 29, 2011 New York Giants [76]
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise tag

2011 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2011 NFL Draft
Draft order Player name Position Height Weight College Notes
RD PK
1 30 (30) Muhammad Wilkerson DL 6 ft 5 in 305 lbs Temple
2 29 (61) Traded to San Diego Chargers for CB Antonio Cromartie.
3 30 (94) Kenrick Ellis DT 6 ft 5 in 346 lbs Hampton
4 29 (126) Bilal Powell RB 5 ft 11 in 207 lbs Louisville
5 22 (153) Jeremy Kerley WR 5 ft 10 in 189 lbs TCU From Philadelphia Eagles for Draft Picks Rounds 5 and 6 Picks 161 and 194
30 (161) Traded to Philadelphia Eagles along with Draft Pick Round 6 Pick 194 for Draft Pick Round 5 Pick 153 and Round 7 Pick 227.
6 29 (194) Traded to Philadelphia Eagles along with Draft Pick Round 5 Pick 161 for Draft Pick Round 5 Pick 153 and Round 7 Pick 227.
7 5 (208) Greg McElroy QB 6 ft 2 in 222 lb Alabama From Arizona Cardinals for FS Kerry Rhodes.
24 (227) Scotty McKnight WR 5 ft 11 in 182 lb Colorado From Seattle Seahawks through Philadelphia Eagles
30 (231) Traded to Detroit Lions for QB Kevin O'Connell.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 15 8:00 p.m. EDT at Houston Texans L 16–20 0–1 Reliant Stadium ESPN Recap
2 August 21 7:00 p.m. EDT Cincinnati Bengals W 27–7 1–1 MetLife Stadium WCBS Recap
3 August 29 7:00 p.m. EDT at New York Giants W 17–3 2–1 MetLife Stadium NFLN/NBC Recap
4 September 1 7:30 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Eagles L 14–24 2–2 MetLife Stadium WCBS Recap
§ – Due to Hurricane Irene, the Week 3 preseason game against the Giants was moved up to 2:00 p.m. from the originally scheduled time of 7:00 p.m. (EDT). Then, later in the evening of August 26, the game was rescheduled to Monday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. EDT[77]

Regular Season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 11 8:20 p.m. EDT Dallas Cowboys W 27–24 1–0 MetLife Stadium NBC Recap
2 September 18 1:00 p.m. EDT Jacksonville Jaguars W 32–3 2–0 MetLife Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 25 4:05 p.m. EDT at Oakland Raiders L 24–34 2–1 O.co Coliseum CBS Recap
4 October 2 8:20 p.m. EDT at Baltimore Ravens L 17–34 2–2 M&T Bank Stadium NBC Recap
5 October 9 4:15 p.m. EDT at New England Patriots L 21–30 2–3 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
6 October 17 8:30 p.m. EDT Miami Dolphins W 24–6 3–3 MetLife Stadium ESPN Recap
7 October 23 1:00 p.m. EDT San Diego Chargers W 27–21 4–3 MetLife Stadium CBS Recap
8 Bye
9 November 6 1:00 p.m. EST at Buffalo Bills W 27–11 5–3 Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS Recap
10 November 13 8:20 p.m. EST New England Patriots L 16–37 5–4 MetLife Stadium NBC Recap
11 November 17 8:20 p.m. EST at Denver Broncos L 13–17 5–5 Sports Authority Field at Mile High NFLN/WPIX Recap
12 November 27 1:00 p.m. EST Buffalo Bills W 28–24 6–5 MetLife Stadium CBS Recap
13 December 4 1:00 p.m. EST at Washington Redskins W 34–19 7–5 FedEx Field CBS Recap
14 December 11 1:00 p.m. EST Kansas City Chiefs W 37–10 8–5 MetLife Stadium CBS Recap
15 December 18 4:15 p.m. EST at Philadelphia Eagles L 19–45 8–6 Lincoln Financial Field CBS Recap
16 December 24 1:00 p.m. EST New York Giants L 14–29 8–7 MetLife Stadium Fox Recap
17 January 1 1:00 p.m. EST at Miami Dolphins L 17–19 8–8 Sun Life Stadium CBS Recap

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Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) New England Patriots 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 513 342 W8
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 394 382 L3
Miami Dolphins 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 348 330 W1
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 372 434 L1


Staff[edit]

New York Jets 2011 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2011 New York Jets final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 7 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

Regular season results[edit]

Week 1: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week One: Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 3 7 7 24
Jets 0 7 3 17 27

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • Dan Bailey 34-yard field goal Cowboys 10–0, Drive: 10 plays, 47 yards, 4:47.
  • Dustin Keller 4-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick) Cowboys 10–7, Drive: 9 plays, 87 yards, 2:39.
Third quarter
  • Miles Austin 36-yard pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey Kick) Cowboys 17–7, Drive: 8 plays, 73 yards, 4:40.
  • Nick Folk 34 Yd field goal Cowboys 17–10, Drive: 10 plays, 64 yards, 4:04.
Fourth quarter
  • Felix Jones 1-yard run (Dan Bailey Kick) Cowboys 24–10, Drive: 2 plays, 1 yards, 0:10.
  • Plaxico Burress 26-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick) Cowboys 24–17, Drive: 7 plays, 84 yards, 2:54.
  • Isaiah Trufant 18 yard return off blocked punt (Nick Folk Kick) TIE 24–24
  • Nick Folk 50-yard field goal Cowboys 27–24, Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, 0:22.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

With the win, the Jets started their season 1–0.

Week 2: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Two: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 3 0 0 0 3
Jets 9 6 14 3 32

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NYJ Nick Folk 38-yard field goal Jets 12–3, Drive: 8 plays, 39 yards, 4:34.
  • NYJ Nick Folk 45-yard field goal Jets 15–3, Drive: 4 plays, 1 yards, 0:54.
Third quarter
  • NYJ Dustin Keller 11-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk kick) Jets 22–3, Drive: 8 plays, 92 yards, 5:18.
  • NYJ Shonn Greene 1-yard run (Nick Folk kick) Jets 29–3, Drive: 2 plays, 1 yards, 0:38.
Fourth quarter
  • NYJ Nick Folk 23-yard field goal Jets 32–3, Drive: 6 plays, 13 yards, 2:14.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

With the win, the Jets improved to 2–0.

Week 3: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Three: New York Jets at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 10 0 7 24
Raiders 7 10 7 10 34

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • LaDainian Tomlinson 18-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick) Jets 14–7, Drive: 8 plays, 79 yards, 4:11.
  • Nick Folk 21-yard field goal Jets 17–7, Drive: 10 plays, 51 yards, 4:58.
  • Darren McFadden 70-yard run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick) Jets 17–14, Drive: 3 plays, 85 yards, 1:23.
  • Sebastian Janikowski 54-yard field goal TIE 17–17, Drive: 10 plays, 51 yards, 1:44.
Third quarter
  • Denarius Moore 23-yard run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick) Raiders 24–17, Drive: 4 plays, 63 yards, 1:47.
Fourth quarter
  • Michael Bush 1-yard run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick) Raiders 31–17, Drive: 2 plays, 13 yards, 0:42.
  • Plaxico Burress 16-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick) Raiders 31–24, Drive: 10 plays, 93 yards, 3:06.
  • Sebastian Janikowski 49-yard field goal Raiders 34–24, Drive: 8 plays, 49 yards, 2:56.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

With the loss, the Jets fell to 2–1.

Week 4: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Four: New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 10 0 0 17
Ravens 17 10 7 0 34

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
  • Jameel McClain 6-yard fumble return (Billy Cundiff Kick) Ravens 7–0
  • Joe McKnight 107-yard kickoff return (Nick Folk Kick) TIE 7–7
  • Billy Cundiff 38-yard field goal Ravens 10–7, Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 5:15.
  • Ray Rice 3-yard run (Billy Cundiff Kick) Ravens 17–7, Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards, 3:31.
Second quarter
  • Billy Cundiff 38-yard field goal Ravens 20–7, Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 0:47.
  • Jarret Johnson 26-yard fumble return (Billy Cundiff Kick) Ravens 27–7
  • David Harris 35-yard interception return (Nick Folk Kick) Ravens 27–14
  • Nick Folk 40-yard field goal Ravens 27–17, Drive: 7 plays, 25 yards, 2:27.
Third quarter
  • Lardarius Webb 73-yard interception return (Billy Cundiff Kick) Ravens 34–17
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • NYJ – Derek Mason- 2 receptions, 37 yards
  • BAL – Ray Rice- 2 receptions, 64 yards
Top tacklers

Hoping to rebound from their Week 3 road loss to the Raiders, the Jets flew to M&T Bank Stadium for a Week 4 Sunday night battle with the Baltimore Ravens. New York trailed early in the first quarter with Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain returning a fumble 6 yards for a touchdown. The Jets would respond with running back Joe McKnight returning a kickoff 107 yards for a touchdown. Baltimore would regain the lead with kicker Billy Cundiff getting a 38-yard field goal, followed by running back Ray Rice getting a 3-yard touchdown run. The Ravens added onto their lead in the second quarter with Cundiff making another 38-yard field goal, followed by linebacker Jarret Johnson returning a fumble 26 yards for a touchdown. New York responded with linebacker David Harris returning an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, followed by a 40-yard field goal from kicker Nick Folk. Baltimore came right back in the third quarter with cornerback Lardarius Webb returning an interception 73 yards for a touchdown. From there, the Ravens' defense prevented any comeback attempt.

With the loss, the Jets fell to 2–2.

Week 5: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Five: New York Jets at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 7 7 7 21
Patriots 7 3 14 6 30

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 82°F (Sunny and Warm)
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • Stephen Gostkowski 44-yard field goal Patriots 10–0, Drive: 6 plays, 18 yards, 3:06.
  • Shonn Greene 3-yard run (Nick Folk Kick) Patriots 10–7, Drive: 13 plays, 78 yards, 7:54.
Third quarter
  • Deion Branch 2-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick) Patriots 17–7, Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards, 2:14.
  • Jeremy Kerley 9-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick) Patriots 17–14, Drive: 3 plays, 20 yards, 1:43.
  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis 3-yard run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick) Patriots 24–14, Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards, 4:12.
Fourth quarter
  • Stephen Gostkowski 24-yard field goal Patriots 27–14, Drive: 6 plays, 19 yards, 2:17.
  • Santonio Holmes 21-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick) Patriots 27–21, Drive: 11 plays, 85 yards, 5:43.
  • Stephen Gostkowski 28-yard field goal Patriots 30–21, Drive: 13 plays, 69 yards, 6:12.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

With the loss, the Jets fell to 2–3.

Week 6: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Six: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 3 0 0 6
Jets 7 7 3 7 24

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • Dan Carpenter 21-yard field goal Jets 7–6, Drive: 9 plays, 77 yards, 3:45.
  • Mark Sanchez 5-yard run (Nick Folk Kick) Jets 14–6, Drive: 11 plays, 81 yards, 5:40.
Third quarter
  • Nick Folk 28-yard field goal Jets 17–6, Drive: 13 plays, 79 yards, 7:16.
Fourth quarter
  • Santonio Holmes 38-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick) Jets 24–6, Drive: 4 plays, 50 yards, 1:37.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

With the win, the Jets improved to 3–3.

Week 7: vs San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Seven: San Diego Chargers at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 14 0 0 21
Jets 3 7 7 10 27

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 58°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 79,088
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • Plaxico Burress 4-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick) Chargers 21–17, Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards, 4:33.
Fourth quarter
  • Plaxico Burress 3-yard pass From Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick) Jets 24–21, Drive: 6 plays, 19 yards, 2:15.
  • Nick Folk 30-yard field goal Jets 27–21, Drive: 9 plays, 35 yards, 3:47.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

With the win, the Jets went into their bye week at 4–3.

Week 9: at Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Nine: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 3 17 7 27
Bills 0 0 3 8 11

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 57°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 70,133
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYJ –
  • BUF –
Top rushers
  • NYJ –
  • BUF –
Top receivers
  • NYJ –
  • BUF –
Top tacklers
  • NYJ –
  • BUF –

With the win, the Jets improved to 5–3.

Week 10: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Ten: New England Patriots at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 6 7 10 14 37
Jets 0 9 0 7 16

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 58°F (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 79,088
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NE –
  • NYJ –
Top rushers
  • NE –
  • NYJ –
Top receivers
  • NE –
  • NYJ –
Top tacklers
  • NE –
  • NYJ –

Week 11: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Eleven: New York Jets at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 3 7 3 13
Broncos 3 0 7 7 17

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYJ –
  • DEN –
Top rushers
  • NYJ –
  • DEN –
Top receivers
  • NYJ –
  • DEN –
Top tacklers
  • NYJ –
  • DEN –

Week 12: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Twelve: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 7 7 7 3 24
Jets 0 14 7 7 28

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 60°F (Partly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 79,088
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 13: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Thirteen: New York Jets at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 3 3 21 34
Redskins 7 6 0 6 19

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 53°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 74,121
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYJ –
  • WAS –
Top rushers
  • NYJ –
  • WAS –
Top receivers
  • NYJ –
  • WAS –
Top tacklers
  • NYJ –
  • WAS –

Week 14: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Fourteen: Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 0 0 7 10
Jets 7 21 7 2 37

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 37°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 79,088
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • KC –
  • NYJ –
Top rushers
  • KC –
  • NYJ –
Top receivers
  • KC –
  • NYJ –
Top tacklers
  • KC –
  • NYJ –

Week 15: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Fifteen: New York Jets at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 13 0 6 19
Eagles 14 14 10 7 45

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 35°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 69,144
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYJ –
  • PHI –
Top rushers
  • NYJ –
  • PHI –
Top receivers
  • NYJ –
  • PHI –
Top tacklers
  • NYJ –
  • PHI –

Week 16: vs. New York Giants[edit]

Week Sixteen: New York Giants at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 10 7 12 29
Jets 7 0 0 7 14

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYG –
  • NYJ –
Top rushers
  • NYG –
  • NYJ –
Top receivers
  • NYG –
  • NYJ –
Top tacklers
  • NYG –
  • NYJ –

Week 17: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Seventeen: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 3 0 7 17
Dolphins 3 3 0 13 19

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYJ –
  • MIA –
Top rushers
  • NYJ –
  • MIA –
Top receivers
  • NYJ –
  • MIA –
Top tacklers
  • NYJ –
  • MIA –

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