(East Rutherford, NJ) - On Halloween, the Green Bay Packers played a 'trick' on the New York Jets, which became a real 'treat' for Green Bay. The Packers earned their first shutout road victory since 1991, with a 9-0 win over the New York Jets. In the process, Green Bay grabbed sole possession of first place in the NFC North, due to the Chicago Bears having a bye this week.
In the first quarter, the Jets elected to run a fake punt on a fourth down and 18 yards to go situation. Originally, it appeared Jets punter Steve Weatherford appeared to make the necessary yardage for the first down. However, the Packer challenged the play, which was reversed, giving Green Bay the ball at the Jets 36.
Green Bay would drive to the Jet two yard line. Mason Crosby kicked the first of three field goals, from 20 yards, to give the Packers a 3-0 lead.
It remained 3-0 until the fourth quarter, when Crosby kicked his second field goal, after a Charles Woodson interception.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 15 of 34 passes for 170 yards. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez completed 16 of 38 passes for 256 yards, but threw two costly interceptions. Green Bay and New York each sacked the quarterback twice.
Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson surpassed the 13,000 yard rushing mark. Tomlinson joined the late Walter Payton as the only players in NFL history to rush for over 13,000 yards and have over 4,000 yards receiving.
Green Bay improves to (5-3) and will host the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night, November 7 on Sunday Night Football. The game can be seen on KBJR6 and Range 11, with the kickoff at 7:20pm.
Photo courtesy: NFL.com
Posted by Joe Dufek