The Jets moved to 2-0 in the still young 2011 season with a 32-3 demolition of the Jacksonville Jaguars today in the Meadowlands. The Jets remain in a three way tie with Buffalo and New England for the AFC East lead.
It was over when:
Mark Sanchez squeezed a throw through the arms of Paul Posluszny to Dustin Keller for an 11 yard touchdown pass with 3:50 left in the third quarter. It put the Jets ahead 22-3. The way Jacksonville was moving the ball, the Jaguars had little chance.
Santonio Holmes shook himself free on a triple move and made a leaping catch on a Sanchez pass in the end zone to give the Jets a touchdown on their opening drive and their first in the opening quarter in almost a calendar year.
1. Antonio Cromartie: Recovered from a rough opener when he was burned for two touchdowns by picking off a pair of Luke McCown passes and registering an average of over 40 yards on kickoff returns.
2. Dustin Keller: Keller is off to a hot start for the second consecutive year. He was a matchup problem all day, finishing with 6 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.
3. Muhammad Wilkerson: The rookie registered his first career sack in this one. It went for a safety in the first quarter. That gives Wilkerson more sacks in two games than Vernon Gholston registered in three years with the Jets.
The Jets travel to Oakland for the Raiders’ home opener. Oakland is coming off a crushing last second loss to the Bills. The Raiders sit at 1-1.