Thrilling, breathtaking, exciting, and at times, frustrating: the best way to describe today's 26-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Said victory came with just seconds remaining in overtime.
The Jets went back to their bread-and-butter, upgraded RB Shonn Greene's role, and rushed for 172 yards as a result. QB Mark Sanchez did a great job of evading the blitz when under pressure; extending the play and completing passes on some key third downs, especially late in the game.
Manish reported a couple of updates via Twitter:
#Jets Rex Ryan called Cotchery's diving grab in OT after he had already injured groin "gutsiest play I've seen in a long, long time" #nfl
- Earlier, Dave Vill reported the Jets set a record for being the first team in NFL history to record back-to-back overtime wins in consecutive weeks. Congratulations, they're not the Same Old Jets!
- WR Santonio Holmes, with his 37-yard walk-off touchdown catch, put himself in the record books at No.3 in NFL in latest touchdown reception in an overtime game (0:16 remaining).
- The Jets now find themselves at 7-2 and maintain the division lead in the AFC East.
- Jets (currently) have the best record in the AFC and are tied with Atlanta for the best record in the NFL. However, upon completion of the Sunday Night Football game, either Pittsburgh or New England (hopefully the former) will also be 7-2.
- Oh and, QB Chad Henne and QB Chad Pennington are both likely out for the season. I feel bad for the Dolphins, I really do, and that's why I won't laugh when QB Jamarcus Russell comes in to meet with the team this week!