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Braylon Edwards helps the Jets score on their opening drive

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Braylon Edwards hasn’t even been with the Jets for a week, but he’s already helping them score.

On the Jets’ opening drive on Monday night, Edwards caught a 14-yard pass to get one first down, then picked up a pass interference penalty to get another first down. (That was one of three first downs the Titans handed the Jets on penalties; Titans defensive back Jordan Babineaux also gave the Jets one first down on a defensive hold and one first down on a facemask.)

The Jets also got a first down on a third-and-1 run up the middle out of the wildcat formation by Tim Tebow, and they got 13 yards on four carries from Shonn Greene. The drive ended with a field goal after what was first ruled as a touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez to Jeff Cumberland was overturned on replay as an incompletion.

No one is ever going to confuse the Jets with a great offense, but they were at least a competent offense on their opening drive against the Titans. If Edwards can make plays in the passing game, this offense may be just good enough for the Jets to stay in playoff contention for at least another week.

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21 Responses to “Braylon Edwards helps the Jets score on their opening drive”
  1. vicnocal says: Dec 17, 2012 9:14 PM

    Yeah, but a guy like that couldn’t have helped the Bears while Jeffrey (who isn’t any kind of proven commodity) was out for like 5 games. Instead, they rolled with Marshall, Hester, and…Kris Weems??

  2. EJ says: Dec 17, 2012 9:25 PM

    There will be no Playoffs for the Jets, because if they did make it, It would be one and done.

  3. sbmcintosh36 says: Dec 17, 2012 9:53 PM

    Easy to see Braylon is best WR wearing green and white….good lord when will Mike T see they have no playmakers on this team

  4. cool10857 says: Dec 17, 2012 10:10 PM

    Sanchez stinks! Time to turn the page on him. Period.

  5. nycheesehead says: Dec 17, 2012 10:10 PM

    What a captivating game…zzzzz

  6. kappy32 says: Dec 17, 2012 10:17 PM

    That lasted real long. Their offense is atrocious. Most teams are upset when they kick FGs, but the Jets are ecstatic when Folk lines up & puts one through. As a side note, Tebow needs to really chill with the flexing & yelling when he gets first downs; he needs to save that for TDs (if he ever scores one this year). He looks like a fool when he gets all crazy after a meaningless first down in the first quarter.

  7. kappy32 says: Dec 17, 2012 10:19 PM

    @vicnocal:

    Edwards was still on the Seahawks when Jeffrey went down. The Jets only got Edwards through a waiver claim after Seattle cut him due to his hamstring injury. The Jets have a higher waiver priority than Chicago & Chicago didn’t need him by the time he was cut.

  8. cwk22 says: Dec 17, 2012 10:42 PM

    The jets making the playoffs would be a joke!

  9. paredskinwarrior1985 says: Dec 17, 2012 10:52 PM

    man this is an embarrassment of a game to be on primetime. mnf has sunk to New lows. they need to be able to flex these games bc they are so boring and have no revalence what so ever

  10. tinbender2000 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:29 PM

    5 minutes left in the game. What did I learn? Sanchez really, really stinks. What is he doing pretending to be a starting quarterback? What are the Jets doing playing him?

  11. samurai3939 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:35 PM

    Four turnovers against one of the worst defenses in the game. Sanchez and the Jets are a joke.

  12. riverhorsey says: Dec 17, 2012 11:41 PM

    Sanchez doesn’t seem to feel the pain of losing.

  13. j0esixpack says: Dec 17, 2012 11:42 PM

    What a hilarious end to the Jets season – and perhaps Wrecks Ryan’s career as a head coach.

    I’ll give him this much – his two years of “guarantees” that the Jets would win the Super Bowl might not have been anything more than hot pre-gastric bypass hot air, but his 2011 pledge that “as long as I am here Sanchez will be the starting QB” is looking like it will prove Wrecks go finally be a man of his word.

  14. dinklespiel says: Dec 17, 2012 11:43 PM

    I would rather have seen Tebow playing his heart out and lose rather than Sanchez giving the Titans the game.

  15. samurai3939 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:43 PM

    I’m sorry…5! With the playoffs on the line. A disgrace to NYC.

  16. MyTeamsAllStink says: Dec 17, 2012 11:45 PM

    I bet Jet fans wish they still had Ken O Brien

  17. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 17, 2012 11:48 PM

    Worst game I have ever seen.

  18. j0esixpack says: Dec 17, 2012 11:51 PM

    Sanchez actually gets a bad rap. If you count all 4 of his completions to the Titans he actually had a pretty good night.

  19. daknight93 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:07 AM

    Braylon may have helped, but he still stinks as a receiver, a little too late to save this awful team.

  20. latchbeam says: Dec 18, 2012 2:30 AM

    Too bad he doesn’t play qb!

  21. jprcox says: Dec 18, 2012 12:42 PM

    I just can’t stop thinking how for Seattle Edwards could hardly hold a 5th WR spot for that team, yet for the Jets he is a savior of sorts – there main offensive weapon.

    It really gives you a perspective of good teams vs bad teams.

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