Redskins Score A Late Touchdown To Beat The Jets 16-11

With scoring at a premium, the Redskins managed to pull ahead late against the Jets courtesy of a Larry Johnson TD reception late in the fourth quarter. The defense forced a turnover on the Jets subsequent possession, giving the Redskins a victory.

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NFL Preseason: Redskins Outlast The Jets 16-11

Larry Johnson asked for more of role in the second half of preseason games this year.

He got his wish tonight against the Jets, getting three key touches in a five-play, fourth quarter drive including a 15-yard reception for a TD that put the Redskins ahead 16-11.

Washington’s defense preserved the lead as defensive lineman Darrion Scott stripped Mark Brunell of the football with two minutes to play and cornerback Kevin Barnes recovered, allowing the Redskins to run out the clock and enjoy a win.

The Jets loss won’t sit well with Rex Ryan who played his starters deep into the second half. Mark Sanchez threw a TD pass to Dustin Keller in the fourth quarter and only after that did Ryan pull his starting offense. He clearly wanted to win the game, but his second-team failed to hold on to the lead.

The Redskins’ rushing offense struggled to get untracked once again tonight, but Johnson led the way with nine rushes for 42 yards for just under 4.7 yards per carry.

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett will be pleased with at least one aspect of his defense’s performance. Despite some issues against the run, the Redskins continued to generate turnovers. DeAngelo Hall intercepted a pass and the defense forced four fumbles, recovering three of them.

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NFL Preseason: Jets Score Game's First TD To Take A 11-9 Lead Over The Redskins

It may have been a questionable move, keeping the starters in deep into the second half, but Rex Ryan’s gamble has paid off.

Jets’ tight end Dustin Keller hauled in a ten yard TD pass from Mark Sanchez as the Jets sneak out in front 11-9 over the Redskins.

The Jets first-team offense stayed out on the field against the Redskins scrubs and this time it paid off with a 15-play, 72-yard drive and seven points.

Actually, six points because kicker Nick Folk missed the point after. The miss sums up the strangeness of the evening nicely.

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NFL Preseason: Gano Hits His Third Field Goal To Give The Redskins A 9-5 Edge

Graham Gano has certainly bounced back after missing a 47-yard FG attempt last week.

Gano hit his third field goal of the night; this time a 41-yarder to cap a 13-play drive that pitted the Redskins second-team offense vs. the Jets first-team defense. Gano’s FG gives the Redskins a 9-5 lead in the third quarter.

The Redskins have subbed in the second team on both sides of the ball. Albert Haynesworth is still on the field on defense.

The Jets are sticking with their starters, a bold move in the second half of a preseason game. Just shows Rex Ryan’s commitment to winning every game.

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Grossman Hands The Jets A Safety, Lead It 6-5 At Halftime

It’s looking much like a baseball score in the first half after Rex Grossman fumbled a snap out of his own endzone, giving the Jets a safety and cutting the deficit to 6-5 at halftime.

Grossman was in the shotgun on second and long with 2:00 remaining in the half and bobbled a snap from center Casey Rabach. The ball went over his head and Grossman kicked the ball out of the endzone to prevent a Jets touchdown.

Grossman’s first half stat line: 8-16, 111 yards and a pair of fumbles. Willie Parker, in his last-ditch effort to make the final roster, has eight carries for 16 yards.

The Redskins run defense is giving up about 7.4 yards per carry, which continues the alarming trend of porous rushing defense.

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NFL Preseason: Hall's INT Leads To Another Redskins Field Goal

DeAngelo Hall intercepted an errant red zone pass from Mark Sanchez, returning it for 35 yards, giving the Redskins prime field position at their own 41.

Rex Grosmman managed to lead the Redskins down to the Jets’ 24 where the drive stalled and Graham Gano nailed a 42-yard field goal to give the Redskins a 6-3 advantage.

Joey Galloway has answered the critics with a three catch night. His 20-yard reception on the drive helped give the ’Skins the lead.

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NFL Preseason: Redskins Tie It Up 3-3 Against Jets

Redskins kicker Graham Gano connected on a 27-yard FG attempt late in the first quarter, capping a 10-play, 71-yard drive which took 5:14 off the clock.

The FG ties the score at three, but the Redskins likely felt like they blew an opportunity to score seven when Rex Grossman skipped a pass short of a receiver on third down from inside the Jets’ 10.

Santana Moss continues his strong preseason showing. He has a pair of grabs for 42 yards. Anthony Armstong also has a catch and two solid special teams tackles as he makes his push for a roster spot.

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Jets Open The Scoring With A Field Goal, Lead 3-0

The New York Jets wasted no time, scoring on their first drive against the Redskins to take a 3-0 lead in the first quarter.

Mark Sanchez led the Jets on a nine play, 49 yard drive that wiped 4:42 off the clock. The running game featured several good runs by the Shonn Greene-LaDainian Tomlinson combo.

The drive stalled at the Redskins’ 28 and that brought out Nick Folk for a 45-yard field goal attempt, which split the uprights.

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Redskins Head North For A Preseason Game Against The Jets

(Sports Network) - A preseason of great drama will continue for two teams on Friday night, when the New York Jets play host to the Washington Redskins in the third preseason tilt for each club.

For the Jets, much of the soap opera has been of their own making, given the team's decision to be profiled on HBO's critically acclaimed "Hard Knocks" documentary series this summer. But Rex Ryan's team has certainly given the network its money's worth, with cornerback Darrelle Revis' contract holdout, the somewhat slow development of quarterback Mark Sanchez, and Ryan's rampant profanity (and the criticism of it) garnering a lion's share of the attention.

On the field, the Jets followed a 31-16 loss to the New York Giants with a lackluster 9-3 win at the Carolina Panthers last Saturday.

Sanchez and the first-string offense struggled mightily, with the second-year pro finishing 5-of-10 for 12 yards in the loss. The Jets offensive line also allowed five sacks in the contest.

The Jets' first-team is expected to see its most extensive action of the preseason on Friday night, and will try to shake off its Carolina failure.

Meanwhile, Washington will be without its highest-profile first-teamer on Friday, as quarterback Donovan McNabb went down with an ankle injury in last Saturday's 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and will not play against the Jets.

Quarterback Rex Grossman, who has compiled an impressive 97.7 passer rating during the 2010 preseason to date, is expected to get the start for the Redskins.

The big story for Washington defensively will be the potential availability of defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, whose ongoing war with the team and head coach Mike Shanahan continued last week.

The $100 million former Pro Bowler was benched for the entire first half against the Ravens, and railed on Shanahan and his handling of Haynesworth's medical condition in a postgame interview.

Haynesworth has participated in fewer than half of the Redskins' practices since training camp opened, and it was revealed (though not by the team) following the Baltimore game that the tackle is suffering from the muscle condition rhabdomyolysis.

In addition to McNabb, fullback Mike Sellers (knee), wide receiver Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) and safety Kareem Moore (knee) are expected to be absent from the Washington lineup on Friday.

The all-time preseason series between the Redskins and Jets is knotted, 4-4, with Washington evening the series by virtue of a 13-10 road victory in the last such meeting, prior to the 2008 season.

Washington was a 23-20 road overtime winner when the clubs met for a meaningful contest, during the 2007 regular season.

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