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Monday, September 22, 2008
Chargers' Jammer saves Cromartie

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO -- Antonio Cromartie owes Quentin Jammer lunch.

A play after Cromartie let a sure touchdown drop out of his hands, Jammer saved his teammate by picking up a Thomas Jones fumble and returning it to the Jets' 16. The Chargers' offense took advantage by scoring to take a 10-7 lead late in the first quarter.

The Brett Favre pass that Cromartie let slip through his hands came after Cromartie read the play perfectly and got a break on the ball. Cromartie had the ball in his hands at Jets' 45 but flat-out dropped it.

Cromartie would have waltzed into the end zone. It would have been perfect redemption for Cromartie after last week's outing when Denver's Brandon Marshall caught 18 passes. Cromartie described his play against Marshall as "garbage."

He was likely not happy with himself again tonight, but Jammer saved him.