New York Jets Robby Anderson
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An all-around strong effort on both sides of the ball gave the New York Jets a healthy win at home over the Denver Broncos.

Geoff Magliocchetti

Isaiah Crowell picked up 219 yards on the ground, while Leonard Williams tallied a pair of sacks, and the New York Jets enjoyed a strong effort from both sides of the ball en route to 34-16 victory over the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium.

Things got off to a scary start for the Jets, whose first drive lasted a mere two plays when Bilal Powell lost a fumble forced and recovered by Adam Gostis. The Broncos would need just three plays to capitalize, with Case Keenum finding Courtland Sutton for an eight-yard score.

The Jets would respond well, embarking on a 13-play, 63-yard drive to respond, but it ended in disaster when Jason Myers missed a 30-yard field goal.

After forcing Denver in a punt on their next possession, however, the Jets would knot the game up in explosive fashion, as Isaiah Crowell busted loose for a 77-yard score that brought MetLife Stadium to its feet.

After forcing another short Denver drive, this one going four plays, the Jets again scored in extraordinary fashion, these six points coming from 76 yards out, as Robby Anderson outran the Broncos defense, and the tie, creating a 14-7 Jets lead.

Anderson was just getting started, as he managed to widen the Jets lead when Denver crept back in with a Brandon McManus field goal. To end an eight-play, 75-yard drive, Darnold again turned to Anderson, this touchdown coming from 35 yards out to give the Jets a 21-10 halftime lead.

Anchoring the Jets’ strong defensive effort was Leonard Williams, who wound up with 2.5 sacks on the afternoon, including a big third-down sack on Keenum.

In the second half, the Jets defense stifled out any hope, as the Broncos offense failed to gain any traction. Though the Jets’ offense struggled to extend the lead, limited to Myers redemption from 49 and 30 yards out, the strong pass rush constantly put hands and bodies in Keenum’s face.

The offense would reach the end zone in the final stages of the second half, sealing their victory with a Sam Darnold pass to Terrelle Pryor, the one-handed grab making it a 34-10 game.

Denver would score one more touchdown in garbage time, a 42-yard Keenum pass to Demaryius Thomas.

With their victory, the Jets will look to start a streak with an early game against the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday afternoon (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS).

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