Jets Demolish Raiders, 38. Lose Washington For Season

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Jets Demolish Raiders, 38. Lose Washington For Season

For the second week in a row the New York Jets ran for over 300 yards, but this time with a totally different outcome. The Gang Green shut out the Oakland Raiders, 38-0, and improved to 4-3. RB Thomas Jones and RB Shonn Greene gained over 100 rushing yards apiece. Rookie Shonn Greene gained career-high 144 yards on 19 carries, 2 TDs, while Jones added 121 yards on 26 carries, 1 TD. QB Mark Sanchez rebounded after the awful performance last week, completing 9 of 15 passes for 143 yards, 1 TD. Sanchez also scored a rushing touchdown in the first quarter.

LB Calvin Pace, who was suspended for the first four games of the season, finally made his presence felt with 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. CB Darrelle Revis and S Jim Leonhard both came up with key interceptions in the first half. Revis made a spectacular grab in the Jets' end zone, preventing an Oakland score. Leonhard's interception return put the Jets inside the Raiders' 10-yard line and led to a touchdown.

As we mentioned earlier, RB Leon Washington went down on his one and only carry of the game and was unable to put any weight on the injured leg. The official word was a "lower right leg injury", but it sure looked like a season ending one. DE Shaun Ellis went into the locker room late in the second quarter but was able to return. LB Bart Scott was injured late in the game and was able to walk off the field. He was later seen on the trainers' table, but said that he was ok.

We'll have our game review early tomorrow...

UPDATE: RB Leon Washington suffered a broken fibula and is out for the season. He will stay in Oakland and have a surgery there.

Tags: calvin pace, mark sanchez, leon washington, thomas jones, shonn greene, darrelle revis


  • mesheler – 10/26/2009 08:04:38 am

    No one has reported Washington is "out for the season." Broken Fibulae can heal in 4 - 6 weeks. His return to the Jets this season largely depends on conditioning and how well his bones heal. If he can keep the rest of his body in shape, he could return to the field by December. Please reserve judgment before declaring the poor guy out for the season!

  • Petrozza – 10/26/2009 11:37:19 am

    Please, do more reading around the web before arguing. Is ESPN a good enough source for you? http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4593843

  • mesheler – 10/26/2009 12:05:26 pm

    No ESPN is a joke!

  • Petrozza – 10/26/2009 12:40:06 pm

    NY daily News is not good enough either? http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2009/10/a-dominating-win---and-a-devas.html I take it that the only good sources are those that think Washington is not out for the season. Don't let your wishful thinking cloud your judgment.

  • mesheler – 10/26/2009 12:46:47 pm

    No, I am not blinded by wishful thinking. "Unnamed sources" and "I was told tonight that it's a 12-week injury" don't really sound like expert opinions. You are correct, these guys speculated that he is done. But that's really poor journalism. As Truman Capote used to say, "That's not writing, that's typing."

  • Petrozza – 10/26/2009 03:54:39 pm

    Leon Washington has been placed on IR. He's out for the season. End of story.

  • mesheler – 10/26/2009 05:07:16 pm

    No, it is not the end of THIS story. TTG loses credibility when you cite hearsay as fact. You were right this time. But if you care about the legitimacy of your creation (which looks nice, btw) you should be more careful.

  • Petrozza – 10/26/2009 05:17:35 pm

    Heh... I post information when I get it from reliable sources, such as the biggest sports network in the United States (ESPN), which you think is a "joke." Where did your info come from? Some "expert" probably said it on some sports show. What else is to say here? When you lose an argument, the best thing is to just move on... I was right, you were wrong.

  • mesheler – 10/27/2009 10:17:20 am

    You make so many assumptions! "Some expert on some sports show?" That you use "ESPN" and "reliable" in the same sentence is laughable. You were probably watching in awe when Fox News broke the 'Balloon Boy' story. Did you watch in amazement wondering if he would be ok? Furthermore, I was not 'arguing' with you, nor did I view an exchange with you as something I needed to win. Before you vehemently defended your speculation (which, by the way greatly under-reported the severity of the fracture,) I was simply trying to balance the negativity and intensity of your report. If you can't appreciate balance, then you deserve to lose advertisers...

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