Sunday, November 21, 2010
Jets, Jaguars share common bond in victory
Winning in dramatic fashion has become a regularity for both the New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars, and their respective opponents on Sunday have become quite familiar with agonizing defeats.
Last week, the Jets downed the Browns in overtime and the Jaguars beat the Texans on a buzzer-beating Hail Mary. This week, the teams traded opponents, but the results were similar.
After blowing a 16-point fourth-quarter lead, the Jets won on a last-minute, timeout-free drive, capped by a perfect touchdown throw from Mark Sanchez to Santonio Holmes. For Holmes, it was his first game with multiple touchdown receptions since 2007.
Each of the Jets last four wins has been by six points or fewer. It's the fifth time in Jets history and first time since 2000 that they've won at least four of their first 10 games by six points or fewer. It's the third time this season that they've come back to win in the fourth quarter, having also done it against the Broncos and the Lions.
For the Texans, it was the second straight week they lost on a go-ahead touchdown pass in the final 10 seconds of regulation. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, they are the first team in NFL history to lose consecutive games on a go-ahead touchdown pass in the final 10 seconds of regulation.
The Jaguars won for the second straight week on a late score, this one a touchdown run by Maurice Jones-Drew with just over a minute remaining against the Browns. They now have four wins this season that have come by seven points or fewer. The Browns have five defeats by that same margin.
Jacksonville won despite a -5 turnover margin, the first such win in franchise history.