Plaxico Burress (17) of the New York Jets celebrates his third touchdown against the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Jets 27, Chargers 21: Burress' Three Touchdowns Lead Jets to Crucial Victory

The New York Jets got three touchdown catches from Plaxico Burress in a 27-21 victory Sunday over the San Diego Chargers.

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Jets Vs. Chargers Score Update: The Jets Start Comeback 21-17

The third quarter opened with the Chargers on their own 27 yard line. Rivers hit Matthews for a six yard gain and then Matthews rushed up the middle for another eight yards. The Chargers then went three and out and were forced to punt the ball. 

The Jets started on their own nine yard line and got a huge scramble out of Mark Sanchez who rushed for 25 yards. They were unable to put a series together after Sanchez was sacked for eight yards. Even after a 12 yard pass to Tomlinson, they were still six short of the first down and were forced to punt. 

The Chargers went three and out and gave the Jets great field position. Shonn Green rushed for 25 yards on the drive while Mark Sanchez 27 passing yards and a touchdown to Burress. Nick Folk made the extra point. The Chargers again went three and out and gave the Jets great field position to end the half. 

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Jets vs Chargers Score Update: Chargers Lead 21-10 Into The Half

The second quarter continued the Chargers drive down the field. Philip Rivers passed to Vincent Jackson for a 15 yard gain bringing the Chargers into the Jets' red zone. Three Mike Tolbert rushes set Rivers up for a two yard pass to Antonio Gates for the touchdown. 

The Jets started their own second quarter driver deep in their territory. Four San Diego penalties assisted the Jets in moving the ball down field. Shonn Green consistently gained on rushing attempts and Mark Sanchez connected with Plaxico Burress for the touchdown. 

The next Chargers series opened with Mike Tolbert rushing for a 29 yard gain. Rivers connected with Malcom Floyd 28 yards which took the team deep into Jets territory. A seven yard Jets pass interference set the Chargers up on the one yard line and Mike Tolbert pounded the ball in for the touchdown on his third attempt. 

The Jets had one more opportunity to score before the half but were unable to put together a successful series. 

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Jets vs Chargers Score Update: Chargers Lead After First Quarter

The first quarter of the week seven match up between the Jets and the Chargers. The Chargers took advantage of Jets poor play to take the 7-3 lead.

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