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  • Eric Martinez

Jets get a much-needed win over Broncos 31-21

The questions that were asked before and after Sunday’s game between the New York Jets and Denver Broncos were all directed at the preseason comments made by Broncos’ head coach Sean Payton directed at Jets’ offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. Jet’s head coach Robert Saleh was determined to keep the focus on football and not comment. The players in the Jets’ locker room knew how much it meant to have their coaching staff’s back and they definitely played like it.

The Jets’ held the Broncos to only 8 points in the second half and dominated to outscore Denver 23 to 8 in the third and fourth quarter. Post-game, New York was seen hugging Nathaniel Hackett after running back Breece Hall had a tremendous game rushing for 177 yards, 1 touchdown on 22 carries. The New York Jets’ defense should be commended only allowing 308 total yards and causing 3 turnovers (3 forced fumbles) and causing a safety. The Broncos continue to turn the ball over late in game situations. On Sunday it was not any different. Denver was down 24 to 21 with 2:20 left in the 4th quarter. On the next drive, quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked, but also stripped to cause a fumble that led to the Jets scoop and score a touchdown immediately to secure a 31 to 21 lead that was the nail in the coffin. The Broncos were at their own 41-yard line when this fumble occurred. Frustration is mounting in Denver as they now drop their record to 1-4 and head to Kansas City to face the Chiefs for a Thursday Night Football game. New York has had obstacles this season that have included several injuries, but hold the record to 2-3 and will host a tough opponent in Philadelphia on Sunday.

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