Vinny Testaverde will get the headlines, but the game ball should go to the Jets’ defense, which held Tampa Bay to twelve points in the a 14-12 victory Sunday. Four times Tampa Bay advanced deep into Jets’ territory and four times the defense held them to just a field goal.
For his part, Vinny was good enough. He completed 13 of 19 for 163 yards. Curtis Martin carried the ball 23 times for a hard-earned 59 yards and scored twice including the pivotal touchdown on a twisting surge into the end zone. Laveranues Coles caught six passes for 89 yards.
The win brings the Jets to 2-3 and while that record is the worst in the AFC East, it is only one game behind the division leading Patriots. Will Vinny’s arrival save the season? The Jets will find out more next week when they visit Buffalo.
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