Jets stun Giants late and earn ugly overtime win

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Greg Zuerlein kicked a 35-yard field goal on the final play of regulation and added a 33-yarder with 6:09 left in overtime as the Jets staged an unlikely comeback in a defensive struggle to stun the Giants 13-10 Sunday.

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The Jets (4-3) moved 46 yards in six plays with the game-winning kick set up by a pass interference penalty against Adoree Jackson that gave them a first down at the 15.

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Coach Robert Saleh didn’t give his offense a chance to make a mistake and Zuerlein came out and put his kick just inside the left upright for the Jets’ third straight win.

The loss was disappointing for the Giants (2-6), who gave up the tying field goal by allowing the Jets to move 58 yards in four plays without a timeout in the final 24 seconds.

Zach Wilson hit Garrett Wilson and Allen Lazard on consecutive 29-yard passes, allowing the Jets to spike the ball and stop the clock with 1 second to play.

Wilson was 17 for 36 for 240 yards. Garrett Wilson had seven catches for 100 yards.

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Kayvon Thibodeaux had three sacks for the Giants.

Practice squad quarterback Tommy DeVito, who took over for an injured Tyrod Taylor (ribs) in the second quarter, had given the Giants a 10-7 lead with a 6-yard run to cap a 75-yard drive on the opening possession of the second half.

Taylor, who was making his third straight start with Daniel Jones (neck) out, had hurt his ribs going to the ground on a scramble next to the Jets bench.

Saquon Barkley finished with 128 yards on 36 carries, but the Giants finished with minus-9 net yards passing, the fewest in a game since the Browns had minus-9 against the Jaguars on Dec. 3, 2000.

Graham Gano kicked a 31-yard field goal on the opening drive to put the Giants ahead.

Breece Hall gave the Jets a 7-3 lead with a 50-yard catch and run for a touchdown late in the first quarter.

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Both teams were playing excellent defence coming into the game and they dominated the first half. The teams combined for 201 yards in total offense, eight first downs and 0-for-18 on third-down conversions.

There was only one big play, Hall’s TD catch on a pass that traveled 1 yard. The running back sidestepped Bobby Okereke, ran around fellow lineback Micah McFadden and then weaved his way the final 45 yards through the Giants defenders for the only touchdown of the half.

INJURIES: Jets: C Connor McGovern (knee) and DL Al Wood (calf) were knocked out of the game.

Giants: Besides Taylor, TE Darren Waller was ruled out in the second quarter after aggravating a hamstring injury in the second quarter.


Jets: Play host to Los Angeles Chargers next Monday night.

Giants: At Las Vegas Sunday to face the Raiders.

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