Four Downs: The Denver Game

The Jets won ugly but they'll take it with a 24-20 win in Denver as 'Four Downs' examines the main points from the game.

The Jets improved to 5-1 on the year with a 24-20 win over Denver. ‘Four Downs' looks at what made the Jets winners heading into their bye week:

1: Lowery Flying High - Dwight Lowery stepped in front of Visanthe Shianicoe a split second before grabbing a Brett Favre pass and returning it for a game-winning touchdown Monday Night. Six days later, in an old AFL rival's house, Lowery fell on an errant J.D. Walton snap to seal the Jets' fifth straight win.

2: Flag Day - LaDainian Tomlinson scored the game-winning touchdown in Denver but it was Santonio Holmes deserves full credit for setting up the future Hall of Famer's two-yard plunge. Holmes ran past Renaldo Hill only to be dragged down by his jersey and the subsequent facemask by the Broncos safety resulted in the flag flying. Pass interference, defense, and it was a first down at the spot of the foul. Next play, the Jets were on top for good.

3: Pick ‘Em - Mark Sanchez had gone five games without throwing an interception. Jason Hunter and Syd'Quan Thompson ended that streak Sanchez wasn't spectacular—17 of 30 passing for 198 yards and a touchdown—as he often threw high and behind his receivers. The dirt on Sanchez's performance isn't all bad as the Jets quarterback bounced back to lead the late-game winning drive.

4: Bye, bye - As they enter their bye week, the Jets are tied with New England and Pittsburgh for the best record in the NFL at 5-1. The Jets have outscored their opponents 159-101, an average of 26.5-16.8.

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