Here are our first-half tweets for tonight’s Jets-Texans game at MetLife Stadium, in case you missed them on Twitter. Follow Bob Wischusen, Eric Allen and me for our tweets during each Jets game on https://twitter.com/nyjets.
#RL Jets are 2-3 on MNF, 7-6 in all primetime games under Rex Ryan since 2009. Jets are 8-12 on ESPN since first appearance in 1989.
#RL Lex Hilliard makes the tackle on HOU KOR Trindon Holliday in his first play as a New York Jet.
#RL Houston joins Miami as 2 opponents to score TDs on their opening drives vs. the Jets this season.
#RL Jets defense comes up with big effort on Drive No. 2, forcing a 3-and-out, their 11th 3-and-out of the season.
#RL CB Antonio Cromartie, on WR Andre Johnson deep, picks off Matt Schaub for his 2nd INT of the season. Only 3rd giveaway of yr for HOU.
#RL Mark Sanchez to Jeff Cumberland, 27-yd TD. Only Jets’ 2nd TD in last 37 drives since opening with TD @ PIT in Game 2.
#RL It’s also the Jets’ first 1st Qtr TD in 6 games vs HOU (15 drives, 1 TD, 4 FGs, 10 punts, 9 three-and-outs)
#RL Fourth-and-2-inches at Jets 25. Tim Tebow, personal protector, makes it 2-for-2 on fake punt runs with 3-yard gain.
#RL Tebow at QB 1st 2 plays this drive, first time he’s had 2 plays in a row at QB on same drive for Jets. TT carries 3 yds, Bilal Powell 3.
#RL With Mark Sanchez keeper, Jets have converted 2 fourth-downs in a game for first time since 2010 AFC title game @ PIT.
#RL Texans LB Brian Cushing (left knee) return to this game is questionable.
#RL Jets still haven’t sacked Matt Schaub but they’re getting pressure, force Texan QB incompletion on 3rd down. HOU now 2-for-6 on 3D.
#RL Lex Hilliard continues to make plays in his Jets debut–recovers Sanchez strip sack, takes it 15 yds at 2-minute warning.
#RL CB Brice McCain picks off tipped red zone pass, deflected by J.J. Watt, returns 86 yds to Jets 9. Bilal Powell pursuit prevents TD.
#RL McCain 86-yd INT-return was longest by Jets opponent since Darren Sharper went 99 yds for TD with Sanchez INT @ NO in 2009.
#RL For 2nd straight week, Sanchez tipped INT before half results in opponents’ FG. Texans lead 17-7 at half, lead in yards (246-166).
#RL Texans, who came in 4-0, have not trailed in the 2nd half in their 5 games so far this season.
Tags: Brice McCain, Chaz Schilens, Houston Texans, Jeremy Kerley, Lex Hilliard, Mark Sanchez, MetLife Stadium
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