1:00 PM ET, December 19, 2004
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Chad Pennington shouldered the blame for a disappointing performance last week against Pittsburgh, vowing to play better down the stretch.He more than did that Sunday, throwing three touchdown passes in a 37-14 win over the Seattle Seahawks, turning the game into an offensive bonanza. The Jets racked up a season-high 482 yards and went over 200 yards on the ground for the fourth time this season.Curtis Martin chipped in 134 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Jets (10-4) keep their lead in the AFC wild-card standings heading into a crucial game against New England next week.
Seahawks at Jets: Why have the 'Hawks gone backwards instead of progressing this season?
This team has good personnel, but they are deficient in key areas. For some reasons this team keeps dropping passes and making mistakes in the fourth quarter of games. Youth is definitely part of the problem because the team seems to rely on its athleticism more than other teams. The 'Hawks may want to bring in some veteran players to mentor these young players in the ways of the NFL. They need to learn how important it is to know down and distance situations and react to them on defense. It's great to have athletic ability, but a team must have more than that to win consistently. If not, they'll play up and down just like the 'Hawks.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders. He's a regular contributor to Insider.
Seahawks cornerback Bobby Taylor missed his fourth straight game with a strained right knee. LB Chad Brown hurt his foot. ... WR Darrell Jackson led Seattle with 45 yards receiving after missing practice all week to attend his father's funeral. ... Jets K Doug Brien missed his first extra point of the season, and also went wide left on a 30-yard field goal. ... Jets FB Jerald Sowell led the team with 83 yards on five receptions. ... Hollywood star Denzel Washington was at the game.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.7||7.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||5:06||DOUG BRIEN 21 YD |
Drive: 11 plays, 71 yds, 5:06
|TD||9:33||JERRY RICE 12 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 71 yds, 4:27
|TD||0:03||CURTIS MARTIN 1 YD RUN (DOUG BRIEN KICK) |
Drive: 10 plays, 75 yds, 5:30
|TD||7:16||CURTIS MARTIN 3 YD RUN (DOUG BRIEN KICK) |
Drive: 8 plays, 69 yds, 4:16
|TD||13:12||SANTANA MOSS 32 YD PASS FROM CHAD PENNINGTON (DOUG BRIEN KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 54 yds, 1:20
|TD||14:57||JERRAMY STEVENS 6 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK) |
Drive: 12 plays, 76 yds, 1:45
|TD||5:38||SANTANA MOSS 7 YD PASS FROM CHAD PENNINGTON (PAT FAILED) |
Drive: 8 plays, 82 yds, 4:07
|TD||6:46||JUSTIN MCCAREINS 5 YD PASS FROM CHAD PENNINGTON (DOUG BRIEN KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 23 yds, 3:04