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Jet Offense Dominates, Then Jet Defense Saves the Day in Win Against Vikings, Favre by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

The New York Jet offense dominated the Minnesota Viking defense, rushing for 155 yards while controlling the line of scrimmage. They were often in Viking territory, several times in the red zone. Problem is, the Jet offense failed to score a touchdown most of the game and settled for field goals. Suddenly, the Viking offense woke up and suddenly the Jets, who were up 15-0, were only up 15-13 after Brett Favre connected on touchdown passes to Randy Moss and Percy Harvin of 37 and 34 yards, respectively. Under pressure, the Jets marched down the field to score a touchdown to take a 22-13 lead, only to have Brett Farve and the Vikings strike again quickly with a touchdown reception to Harvin. Following, in what was a bad exhibit of clock management, the Jets managed to take only 75 seconds off the clock in a possession that included a first down, and were forced to punt the back to the Vikings. It was then that the Jet defense bailed the team out. After a play in which Darrelle Revis slipped and left Percy Harvin wide open, who was missed by Brett Favre, Dwight Lowery picked off a Favre pass and ran it back 26 yards to seal the victory for the Jets.

In an NFL matchup that pitted the losers of the AFC and NFC Championship games, The Brett Favre Sexting Scandal (which allegedly occurred while Favre was a member of the New York Jets) overshadowed the game, which was delayed 45 minutes because of severe thunderstorms around the stadium.

LaDainian Tomlinson continues to appear as if he has found the Fountain of Youth, rushing for 94 yards on 20 carries. Shonn Green added 57 yards on 10 carries, including one for a 23-yard touchdown. Santonio Holmes had 3 catches for 41 yards in his Jet debut, and Braylon Edwards continued to play well after his arrest, catching 5 for 70 yards. Randy Moss, in his first game since being traded to the vikings, had 4 catches for 81 yards.

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