The New York Jets defeated the Arizona Cardinals by the score of 7-6 on Sunday evening. The game took place at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It was a terrible offensive game for both sides. Mark Sanchez was so bad that he was finally benched, not for Tim Tebow though. Tebow was inactive for the game with a couple of fractured ribs. Greg McElroy got his first action and led the Jets to victory.
Sanchez was 10-21 for 97 yards no touchdowns and he threw three interceptions. McElroy was 5-7 for 29 yards and a touchdown. Shonn Greene led the rushing attack with 24 carries for 104 yards, Bilal Powell had 12 rushes for 58 yards and Joe McKnight had two rushes for eight yards. Stephen Hill led the receivers with five receptions for 40 yards. Jeremy Kerley had three receptions for 37 yards, Jeff Cumberland had two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown and Dustin Keller had two receptions for 17 yards. Chaz Schilens had two receptions for five yards. Nick Folk was 0-2 in field goal attempts and made the one extra point.
Ryan Lindley was 10-31 for the Cardinals for 72 yards and an interception. Rashad Johnson had one rush for 40 yards, Beanie Wells had 15 rushes for 22 yards and William Powell had four rushes for 18 yards. Larry Fitzgerald had one catch for 23 yards, Michael Floyd had two catches for 22 yards and Rob Housler had four receptions for 15 yards. Early Doucet had two receptions for 13 yards.
Laron Landry had an interception for the Jets and Kerry Rhodes had two for the Cardinals and Patrick Peterson had the other for the Cardinals. Kyle Wilson led the Jets defense with five tackles and an assist. David Harris had ½ a sack, Muhammad Wilkerson had ½ a sack and Bart Scott had a sack. William Gay had a sack for the Cardinals, Adrian Wilson, Sam Acho, Darnell Dockett and David Carter each had ½ a sack.
The Jets record improved to 5-7 and they kept their fading playoff hopes alive. The Cardinals record dropped to 4-8 as they will be playing out the string. The Jets next game will be Sunday afternoon at the Jacksonville Jaguars. The question now for the Jets will be who is their quarterback in that game. I would suspect Greg McElroy but could it be Tim Tebow and will any of the three quarterbacks not dress for the game?? We will have to see in the next couple of days if the Jets announce it.
Postgame notes: “Step up and hold the fort”
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