Jets Beat Jaguars to Start Season 2-0

By Ben Fractenberg on September 19, 2011 7:48am 

Santonio Holmes scores a first quarter touchdown during the Jets second game win against the Jaguars on Sept. 18, 2011.
Santonio Holmes scores a first quarter touchdown during the Jets second game win against the Jaguars on Sept. 18, 2011.
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MANHATTAN — The Jets finally looked Super Bowl ready Sunday when they blew out the Jaguars 32-3 at New Meadowlands Stadium.

Gang Green's defense was solid, led by Adrian Cromartie's two interceptions.

Quarterback Mark Sanchez got off to a fast start, leading the team down the field and lining up a connection with Santonio Holmes for a touchdown on their opening drive.

"There was one streak we wanted to break and that's it, the first-quarter struggling offensively," Coach Rex Ryan said after the game. "That's really a team deal and a team start. It was great to see them respond. When we tighten things up, not making communications mistakes, we're tough to beat."

If the Jets struggled anywhere it was with their running game. Sean Greene was held to just 49 yards on 16 carries, though he did score a touchdown from the one-yard line after Cromartie's second interception.

The Jets start a three game road stretch starting next Sunday when they head out to Oakland to take on the Raiders.

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