4:05 PM ET, November 18, 2007
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
The last time New York had seven sacks was against Buffalo in 2003. ... The Jets honored former running back Curtis Martin during a halftime ceremony. Martin, the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history, retired in July after not being able to recover from a knee injury in 2005. ... Holmes left in the second half with a sprained right ankle and didn't return.
It was obvious after they successfully executed a flea-flicker on the second play of the game that the Jets would leave nothing on the field in this game. With nothing to lose, New York ran option plays with WR Brad Smith at quarterback, called trick plays and came after Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger with heavy blitzes the Steelers simply could not pick up. The Jets’ extra preparation during last week’s bye was apparent, but the Steelers came out flat after three straight divisional wins. Pittsburgh's defense committed crucial penalties and tackled poorly, and the offense stalled in the red zone too often after impressive, balanced drives. The Jets played a solid football game and used all the tricks in their bag, and the late-game execution and poise of young QB Kellen Clemens could be a sign of good things to come.
-- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.0||4.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||12:49||Chris Baker 1 Yd Pass From Kellen Clemens (Mike Nugent Kick)||0||7|
|FG||01:31||Mike Nugent 25 Yd||0||10|
|TD||09:04||Santonio Holmes 7 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||7||10|
|FG||00:00||Mike Nugent 19 Yd||7||13|
|FG||08:24||Jeff Reed 37 Yd||10||13|
|FG||01:34||Jeff Reed 33 Yd||13||13|
|FG||08:41||Jeff Reed 48 Yd||16||13|
|FG||00:23||Mike Nugent 28 Yd||16||16|
|FG||09:57||Mike Nugent 38 Yd||16||19|