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Folk Kicks Jets Past Panthers

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Nick Folk booted three field goals to lead New York to a 9-3 win over Carolina at Bank of America Stadium.

Mark Sanchez completed 5-of-10 passes for 12 yards and Joe McKnight carried 11 times for 28 yards for the Jets, who improved to 1-1 in preseason play despite gaining only 112 yards. LaDanian Tomlinson ran for 26 yards on three carries after gaining 17 yards in the Jets’ preseason opener against the Giants.

Matt Moore completed 6-for-17 passes and Jimmy Clausen came off the bench to throw for 72 yards on 9-of-22 passing for Carolina, which dipped to 0-2 in regular season tuneups. DeAngelo Williams toted six times for 26 yards for the Panthers, who netted only 175 yards of offense.

Folk’s first boot in the first quarter was from 43 yards away and was set up by a muffed punt that was recovered by New York at the Carolina 35-yard line.

His second field goal of the half, a 36-yarder, 41 seconds into the second stanza put the visitors up, 6-0. Again, the short scoring drive was set up by a muffed punt that New York recovered at the Panthers’ 12-yard line.

Carolina got on the board just over two minutes into the third quarter on John Kasay’s 42-yard field goal.

Folk then connected from 49 yards away in the fourth quarter to complete the scoring.