Game review: Heroes and goats

The Jets played hard-to-watch football for three-plus quarters, but they erupted for three touchdowns in a span of three minutes, burying the Redskins, 34-19, Sunday at FedEx Field.


Shonn Greene. He scored a career-high three touchdowns and made a critical third-down catch, his second productive game in a row. He did some nice running when taking a direct snap, so look for more of that. Funny, but he's playing better since injuring his rib in Denver. But how ironic is this? The Jets have been struggling to score touchdowns all season, and yet there was Rex Ryan after the game, chiding Greene for not taking a knee at the 1 on his last TD run.

Aaron Maybin. Can anyone figure this guy out? The former Bills bust recorded his sixth sack, a strip sack of Rex Grossman that set up the cushion TD. Going from zero sacks in two seasons to six in nine games is just crazy.

D'Brickashaw Ferguson/Wayne Hunter. All week they heard about the Redskins' bookend pass rushers, Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan. The Jets' offfensive tackles answered the challenge, protecting the edges and allowing Mark Sanchez to get comfortable in the pocket. The Jets didn't allow any sacks for the second straight week.


Jeremy Kerley. Welcome to the club, kid -- the club you don't want to be in. The rookie muffed a punt return, joining Antonio Cromartie, Joe McKnight and Garrett McIntyre in the Butter-Finger Brigade -- players who have fumbled punt and kickoff returns. The Jets have six giveaways on special teams. You can almost hear the screams of Mike Westhoff.

Dustin Keller/Matthew Mulligan. The Jets were penalized six times (plus two declined and one superseded), with Keller and Mulligan getting flagged three times. Each tight end had a false-start penalty in the third quarter, and Keller also had an illegal chop block that was superseded by a Redskins personal foul. Sloppy stuff. It was Mulligan's sixth penalty.

Donald Strickland. He had a tough assignment, the soon-to-be-suspended TE Fred Davis, but Strickland made it tougher. His illegal-contact penalty nullified an interception by Brodney Pool and he missed a tackle on Davis that resulted in a 30-yard gain.