Players of the game Jets RB Curtis Martin: 134 rushing yards and two TDs. QB Chad Pennington: 253 passing yards, three TDs, 148. 1 passer rating. WR Jerald Sowell: five catches...
Players of the game
Jets RB Curtis Martin: 134 rushing yards and two TDs.
QB Chad Pennington: 253 passing yards, three TDs, 148.1 passer rating.
WR Jerald Sowell: five catches for 83 yards.
LB Eric Barton: 11 tackles, one sack, one interception, two passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery.
Seahawks SS Michael Boulware: team-high 10 tackles.
QB Matt Hasselbeck: 22 of 30 for 201 yards, two TDs and one interception.
Play of the game
The Jets were trying to tack on a few points near the end of the second quarter. They ended up putting this game away. Just after the two-minute warning, Pennington lofted a pass for WR Santana Moss. Thirty-two yards later, the Jets led 24-7, dampening any hopes of a comeback.
It wouldn’t be a Seahawks game without a disputed touchdown. That came in the second quarter, when Martin scored/didn’t score from 3 yards out. Officials ruled it good, advancing the Jets’ lead to 17-7, enough to cover the Seahawks’ end margin even then.
OK, so the Seahawks’ defense is banged up. But it never stopped the Jets. It only forced a missed but makeable field-goal attempt and watched the Jets kneel down on their last drive. The Jets never punted. Seattle P Ken Walter didn’t do much better than Donnie Jones, the rookie he was brought in to replace. Walter averaged 36 yards and a net of only 33.3 yards on three punts.
Seahawks: Hasselbeck had X-rays taken on his right elbow. He did not finish the fourth quarter. LB Chad Brown suffered an injury to his left ankle but did not miss any of the game.
Jets: None were reported by coach Herman Edwards.
By the numbers
79: percentage of third downs the Jets converted.
229: Jets rushing yards.
88: Seahawks rushing yards.
1: teams in the AFC East the Seahawks beat this season (Miami).
105-43: margin of three AFC East losses, to New England, Buffalo and New York.
|Seahawks vs. Jets|
|Nov. 13, 1977||Won, 17-0||Seattle’s Zorn 219 yards, 2 TDs|
|Sept. 17, 1978||Won, 24-17||Seattle Sims 121 yards|
|Nov. 26, 1979||Won, 30-7||Seattle’s Zorn 285 yards, 3TDs|
|Oct. 19, 1980||Won, 27-17||Seattle’s Zorn 258 yards|
|Oct. 25, 1981||Won, 19-3||Seattle’s Brown 104 yards|
|Dec. 6, 1981||Won, 27-23||Seattle’s Largent 169 yards, 1 TD|
|Sept. 11, 1983||Won, 17-10||Seattle’s Warner 128 yards, 2TDs|
|Oct. 27, 1985||Lost, 17-14||NY’s McNeil 151 yards|
|Nov. 2, 1986||Lost, 38-7||NY’s O’Brien 431 yards, 4 TDs|
|Nov. 9, 1987||Lost, 30-14||NY’s O’Brien 226 yards, 1 TD|
|Sept. 8, 1991||Won, 30-13||Seattle’s Kemp 193 yards, 2 TDs|
|Nov. 26, 1995||Lost, 16-10||NY’s Murrell 116 yards, 1 TD|
|Aug. 31, 1997||Lost, 41-3||NY’s Graham 100 yards, 2 TDs|
|Dec. 6, 1998||Lost, 32-31||NY’s Testaverde 418 yards, 2 TDs|
|Jan. 2, 2000||Lost, 19-9||NY’s Testaverde 158 yards, 1 TD|
|Dec. 19, 2004||Lost, 37-14||NY’s Martin 134 yards, 2 TDs|
“They hit us in the mouth, but we’ll bounce back. We are still playing for the playoffs. We are still fighting and scratching. This was a tough loss, but it was a loss. It counts as one. We have to win the last two.”
coach Mike Holmgren on the team’s goals