New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Halftime and Postgame Commentary

Dan Israeli Contributor IIISeptember 18, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets celebrates after the Jets won 27-24 against the Dallas Cowboys during their NFL Season Opening Game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Jets 32, Jaguars 3 (final score)

Entering Week 2 of the 2011 NFL Season, "The Miracle Jets" will host the Jacksonville Jaguars in a battle of two 1-0 teams. 

The Jets, of course, produced an opportunistic comeback at home last Sunday night against the Cowboys, turning two Tony Romo turnovers into points, and icing the game with a 50-yard Nick Folk field goal (final score 27-24). 

In Week 2, the Jets face a Jacksonville team that edged out the Titans 16-14 at home last week, shutting down running back Chris Johnson with a motivated and revamped defense. The Jaguars are trotting Luke McCown out at quarter back, after surprisingly parting ways with veteran QB David Garrard just before the season. 

The Jets main goal in this game will be stopping RB Maurice Jones-Drew, who is fully healthy from off-season knee surgery and is coming off a 97-yard, one TD effort. On offense, the Jets MUST get the running game going after mustering just 45 yards on the ground against Dallas.

Can the Jets pull off another close victory? Can they cover the generous -9 spread the Vegas odd makers have bestowed on them? (For anyone participating in "legally sanctioned" gambling activity, I like the Jaguars to cover in this one. Let's say, 27-20 Jets.)

This live blog will provide commentary at halftime as well as after the game. Here we go!