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27 - 25 Final
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Sanchez impressive as Jets starter vs. Giants

Aug 30, 2009 - 4:31 AM By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.(AP) -- Now that he has been named the New York Jets' starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez played like one.

Sanchez completed a spectacular 31-yard touchdown pass play to Chansi Stuckey and put 20 points on the board in 2 1/2 quarters as the Jets took the annual New York braggin' rights game with a 27-25 decision over the Giants on Saturday night, giving new coach Rex Ryan his first win.

"You get a little more confidence when you know your coach believes in you and has named you the starter," Sanchez said after completing 13 of 20 passes for 149 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. "It was similar to that at SC. Once you're the guy, you talk a little different, you walk a little different and you act a little different."

If anyone had their doubts about Sanchez entering the game, all they needed to see was the touchdown pass to Stuckey that gave the Jets a 14-13 lead.

The fifth pick in the draft, Sanchez had to sprint to his right to avoid charging defensive ends Mathias Kiwanuka and Osi Umenyiora. Just before he reached the Jets' sideline, Sanchez threw a strike to Stuckey at the 10 and the receiver broke four tackles to make his way into the end zone.

"I thought we had him," said Kiwanuka, who then had to watch a thrilled Sanchez run down to the end zone to join the celebration. "It was a great play. You have to give him credit for seeing down the field with two guys in his face."

Sanchez actually didn't see the end of the play.

"It was one of those plays where you get hit throwing it and you don't really see what's going on," Sanchez said. "You kind of listen. I knew if it was a big roar, it was probably a big play by the Giants, maybe an interception and I'd have to get up quick. But I heard a quiet roar and I said: 'Oh boy, I think he caught it."'

Ryan thought Sanchez played great.

"He was poised. He is what we thought he was," the coach said.

Thomas Jones scored on a 1-yard run, Jay Feely kicked two field goals and Erik Ainge threw a late 70-yard scoring pass to Aundrae Allison for the Jets (1-2), who survived two potential game-tying 2-point conversion attempts by the Giants in the final minutes.

The first came after backup David Carr capped a 99-yard drive with a 22-yard touchdown pass to first-round draft pick Hakeem Nicks with 4:15 to go. His 2-point pass attempt fell incomplete.

After Ainge's touchdown to Allison, Carr and Nicks combined on a 71-yard touchdown pass. This time, Allen Patrick was stopped on the 2-point run.

Eli Manning threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to halfback Brandon Jacobs and Lawrence Tynes kicked field goals of 38 and 26 yards for the Giants (1-2), who lost their second straight.

Named the starting quarterback by Ryan earlier in the week, Sanchez overcame a slow start and a little early pressure to complete 13 of 20 for 149 yards. He combined with Jerricho Cotchery on a 14-yard pass play to set up Jones' touchdown run that tied it at 7 in the first quarter.

Jets linebacker David Harris set up the score, intercepting a pass that receiver Domenik Hixon let slip through his fingers, something the Giants did at least four times in the game.

The first half was long and ugly at times. The Jets had eight penalties, with three setting up Manning's touchdown pass to Jacobs on the opening drive.

The Giants turned the ball over twice, with the first one setting up the Jones' touchdown and the second - a fumble by Jacobs at the Jets 27 - costing Tom Coughlin's team points. A wide-open Steve Smith also dropped a 50-yard pass from Manning at the Jets 40 on the Giants' second possession.

"Sometimes it's good to get those out of the way now," said Manning, who finished 9 of 21 for 91 yards, a touchdown and an interception playing into the third quarter. "I know Steve feels bad about that. He hasn't done that all training camp. I know he won't drop it next time."

NOTES: Jets RB Leon Washington averaged 6.9 yards rushing on nine carries. ... Nicks had a team-high seven catches for 144 yards, a 24-yard average. ... Harris led the Jets with eight tackles. Chase Blackburn, who started at middle linebacker with Antonio Pierce (foot) sidelined for the second straight game, led the Giants with six.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NY JETS 7 10 3 7 27
    NY GIANTS 10 3 0 12 25 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NYG - TD, BRANDON JACOBS 8 YD PASS FROM ELI
    MANNING (LAWRENCE TYNES KICK), 4:19. Drive: 10
    plays, 50 yards in 4:19. NY GIANTS 7-0
    NYJ - TD, THOMAS JONES 1 YD RUN (JAY FEELY
    KICK), 10:10. Drive

    Aug 29 11:19 PM


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    NY JETS 27
    NY GIANTS 25 2:27 LEFT, 4TH QTR
    NYJ BALL ON NYJ 23 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Jets 27, Giants 25  4th - 2:27Aug 29 11:10 PM
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    Jets 27, Giants 25  4th - 2:27Aug 29 11:10 PM


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    TD NYJ
    AUNDRAE ALLISON 70 YD PASS FROM ERIK AINGE
    (JAY FEELY KICK)
    NY JETS 27
    NY GIANTS 19 3:58 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jets 27, Giants 19  4th - 3:58Aug 29 11:00 PM


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    TD NYG
    HAKEEM NICKS 22 YD PASS FROM DAVID CARR
    (TWO-POINT CONVERSION FAILED)
    NY JETS 20
    NY GIANTS 19 4:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jets 20, Giants 19  4th - 4:15Aug 29 11:00 PM


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    NY JETS 26
    NY GIANTS 19 3:58 LEFT, 4TH QTR
    NYJ BALL ON NYJ 30 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Jets 26, Giants 19  4th - 3:58Aug 29 11:00 PM
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    Jets 20, Giants 19  4th - 4:15Aug 29 11:00 PM
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    Jets 26, Giants 19  4th - 3:58Aug 29 11:00 PM


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    NY JETS 20
    NY GIANTS 13 15:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR
    NYG BALL ON NYG 49 YD LINE
    3RD AND 2

    Jets 20, Giants 13  4th - 15:00Aug 29 10:30 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NY JETS 7 10 3 20
    NY GIANTS 10 3 0 13 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NYG - TD, BRANDON JACOBS 8 YD PASS FROM ELI
    MANNING (LAWRENCE TYNES KICK), 4:19. Drive: 10
    plays, 50 yards in 4:19. NY GIANTS 7-0
    NYJ - TD, THOMAS JONES 1 YD RUN (JAY FEELY
    KICK), 10:10

    Jets 17, Giants 13  End of 3rdAug 29 10:30 PM


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    FG NYJ
    JAY FEELY 25 YD
    NY JETS 20
    NY GIANTS 13 6:15 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Jets 20, Giants 13  3rd - 6:15Aug 29 10:12 PM


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    NY JETS 17
    NY GIANTS 13 14:51 LEFT, 3RD QTR
    NYJ BALL ON NYJ 24 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Jets 17, Giants 13  3rd - 14:51Aug 29 9:57 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NY JETS 7 10 17
    NY GIANTS 10 3 13 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NYG - TD, BRANDON JACOBS 8 YD PASS FROM ELI
    MANNING (LAWRENCE TYNES KICK), 4:19. Drive: 10
    plays, 50 yards in 4:19. NY GIANTS 7-0
    NYJ - TD, THOMAS JONES 1 YD RUN (JAY FEELY
    KICK), 10:10. Dr

    Jets 7, Giants 10  HalfAug 29 9:57 PM
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    FG NYJ
    JAY FEELY 42 YD
    NY JETS 17
    NY GIANTS 13 1:49 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jets 17, Giants 13  2nd - 1:49Aug 29 9:35 PM


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    TD NYJ
    CHANSI STUCKEY 31 YD PASS FROM MARK SANCHEZ
    (JAY FEELY KICK)
    NY JETS 14
    NY GIANTS 13 6:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jets 14, Giants 13  2nd - 6:50Aug 29 9:22 PM


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    FG NYG
    LAWRENCE TYNES 26 YD
    NY JETS 7
    NY GIANTS 13 8:45 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jets 7, Giants 13  2nd - 8:45Aug 29 9:13 PM


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    NY JETS 7
    NY GIANTS 10 15:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR
    NYJ BALL ON NYJ 11 YD LINE
    3RD AND 18

    Jets 7, Giants 10  2nd - 15:00Aug 29 8:57 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NY JETS 7 7
    NY GIANTS 10 10 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NYG - TD, BRANDON JACOBS 8 YD PASS FROM ELI
    MANNING (LAWRENCE TYNES KICK), 4:19. Drive: 10
    plays, 50 yards in 4:19. NY GIANTS 7-0
    NYJ - TD, THOMAS JONES 1 YD RUN (JAY FEELY
    KICK), 10:10

    Jets 0, Giants 0  End of 1stAug 29 8:57 PM


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    FG NYG
    LAWRENCE TYNES 38 YD
    NY JETS 7
    NY GIANTS 10 1:09 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Jets 7, Giants 10  1st - 1:09Aug 29 8:50 PM


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    TD NYJ
    THOMAS JONES 1 YD RUN
    (JAY FEELY KICK)
    NY JETS 7
    NY GIANTS 7 4:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Jets 7, Giants 7  1st - 4:50Aug 29 8:41 PM


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    TD NYG
    BRANDON JACOBS 8 YD PASS FROM ELI MANNING
    (LAWRENCE TYNES KICK)
    NY JETS 0
    NY GIANTS 7 10:41 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Jets 0, Giants 7  1st - 10:41Aug 29 8:19 PM