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Jets lead Chargers after sloppy first half

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It hasn’t been much prettier than their other recent offensive efforts, but the Jets have a bit more to show for it on Sunday against the Chargers.

They lead 14-10 thanks to two Shonn Greene touchdown runs and a Chargers team that appears to have checked out on the season. The Jets got a big play from wide receiver Jeremy Kerley throwing a pass on a gimmick play to set up one of Greene’s one-yard plunges and got the other after wide receiver Braylon Edwards drew a pass interference flag in the end zone.

Greg McElroy hasn’t turned the ball over, even when faced with the rear end of guard Brandon Moore. Moore, whose posterior helped cause an infamous fumble by Mark Sanchez on Thanksgiving, got pushed directly back into McElroy for a sack, but there was no Buttfumble II. McElroy was sacked five times overall and is 5-of-9 for 76 yards when he does get time to throw the ball.

The Chargers scored on a Micheal Spurlock punt return and had the only scoring chance generated by the offense wiped out by consecutive holding penalties. They’ve rolled up 75 yards, although Norv Turner will probably still find takers for his bid to return to the world of offensive coordinating.

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4 Responses to “Jets lead Chargers after sloppy first half”
  1. j0esixpack says: Dec 23, 2012 3:04 PM

    So the Jets trade for Tebow – refusing to use him on the field pretty much all season – choosing to use him solely to undermine their starting QB’s confidence – then with the season over they put in their third string QB and promptly run a trick play with the WR throwing the ball?

    That Wrecks Ryan surely is a coaching genius.

  2. jimthebuilder27 says: Dec 23, 2012 3:08 PM

    Let the Disappointment Bowl commence!

  3. sbmcintosh36 says: Dec 23, 2012 4:09 PM

    Rex did NOT trade for Teblow Woody did get your facts straight he’s to sell tickets and jerseys he is NOT a QB and never will be….

  4. sbmcintosh36 says: Dec 23, 2012 4:12 PM

    So now Mc has fumble to go with the INT and 8 sacks anybody else figured out yet you could have Unitas, Montana or Elway under center for this joke of an offense and out wouldn’t be any different???
    Not comparing them to the 3 stooges Jets are running out there just saying there’s no talent around them

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