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16 - 31 Final
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Clemens sparks Jets over Falcons

Aug 11, 2007 - 2:01 AM EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Michael Vick has been told to stay away. Chad Pennington might as well have done the same.

With Vick banished from camp due to legal troubles and Pennington not even attempting a pass in a cameo appearance, their respective backups took the spotlight in the New York Jets' 31-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in NFL preseason action Friday night.

Kellen Clemens relieved Pennington in the final minute of the opening quarter and put on an impressive performance, finishing 16-of-22 for three touchdowns and putting 24 points on the board.

A second-round pick in 2006 out of Oregon, Clemens led a 10-play, 80-yard scoring drive late in the first half and guided the Jets to touchdowns on the first two possessions of the third quarter, completing nine straight passes at one point.

Backup tight end Sean Ryan grabbed two of the scoring tosses sandwiched around a 13-yard TD reception from rookie wide receiver Chansi Stuckey.

Pennington, meanwhile, did not attempt a pass in three series, content to hand off to new acquisition Thomas Jones and Leon Washington.

Jones, who was acquired from the Chicago Bears in the offseason, had eight carries for 27 yards and a two-yard touchdown. Jones' score was set up by Washington's 86-yard kickoff return.

Harrington, who was chased out of Detroit after four dismal seasons with the Lions and lasted just one year in Miami, figured to be carrying the clipboard this season as Vick's backup.

Given a chance to start in Vick's absence, Harrington played three series and was 6-for-9 for 88 yards.

On his third series, he was 4-for-5 for 69 yards, connecting for 22 yards to free agent wide receiver Joe Horn and 37 yards to tight end Dwayne Blakley, to set up Jerious Norwood's 10-yard scoring run for a 7-0 lead.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 7 6 0 3 16
    NY JETS 0 14 14 3 31 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ATL - TD, JERIOUS NORWOOD 10 YD RUN (BILLY
    CUNDIFF KICK), 14:21. ATLANTA 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: NYJ - TD, THOMAS JONES 1 YD RUN (MIKE NUGENT
    KICK), 0:12. ATLANTA 7-7
    ATL - FG, BILLY CUNDIFF 45 YD, 5

    Aug 10 9:59 PM


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    FG NYJ
    MIKE NUGENT 29 YD
    ATLANTA 16
    NY JETS 31 7:56 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Falcons vs. JetsAug 10 9:36 PM


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    FG ATL
    BILLY CUNDIFF 37 YD
    ATLANTA 16
    NY JETS 28 14:02 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Falcons vs. JetsAug 10 9:26 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 7 6 0 13
    NY JETS 0 14 14 28 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ATL - TD, JERIOUS NORWOOD 10 YD RUN (BILLY
    CUNDIFF KICK), 14:21. ATLANTA 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: NYJ - TD, THOMAS JONES 1 YD RUN (MIKE NUGENT
    KICK), 0:12. ATLANTA 7-7
    ATL - FG, BILLY CUNDIFF 4

    Aug 10 9:19 PM


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    TD NYJ
    SEAN RYAN 10 YD PASS FROM KELLEN CLEMENS
    (MIKE NUGENT KICK)
    ATLANTA 13
    NY JETS 28 5:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Falcons vs. JetsAug 10 9:08 PM


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    TD NYJ
    CHANSI STUCKEY 13 YD PASS FROM KELLEN CLEMENS
    (MIKE NUGENT KICK)
    ATLANTA 13
    NY JETS 21 11:36 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Falcons vs. JetsAug 10 8:52 PM


  • NFL
    FG ATL
    BILLY CUNDIFF 41 YD
    ATLANTA 13
    NY JETS 14 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Aug 10 8:30 PM


  • NFL
    FG ATL
    BILLY CUNDIFF 41 YD
    ATLANTA 13
    NY JETS 14 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Falcons vs. JetsAug 10 8:30 PM


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    TD NYJ
    SEAN RYAN 2 YD PASS FROM KELLEN CLEMENS
    (MIKE NUGENT KICK)
    ATLANTA 10
    NY JETS 14 0:47 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Falcons vs. JetsAug 10 8:23 PM


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    FG ATL
    BILLY CUNDIFF 45 YD
    ATLANTA 10
    NY JETS 7 9:51 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Falcons vs. JetsAug 10 7:54 PM


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    TD NYJ
    THOMAS JONES 1 YD RUN
    (MIKE NUGENT KICK)
    ATLANTA 7
    NY JETS 7 14:48 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Falcons vs. JetsAug 10 7:45 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 7 7
    NY JETS 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ATL - TD, JERIOUS NORWOOD 10 YD RUN (BILLY
    CUNDIFF KICK), 14:21. ATLANTA 7-0

    Aug 10 7:41 PM


  • NFL
    TD ATL
    JERIOUS NORWOOD 10 YD RUN
    (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK)
    ATLANTA 7
    NY JETS 0 0:39 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Falcons vs. JetsAug 10 7:36 PM