It’s been tough sledding of late for the New York Jets, losers of four straight games and coming off a shutout last week, but they took an early lead against the Denver Broncos.
The New York Jets took their first lead in two weeks when Geno Smith found tight end Jace Amaro for a 2-yard touchdown late in the first quarter Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
The score put the Jets up 7-3 on the Denver Broncos.
That’s more than two full games since their last lead, when they went ahead 3-0 against the Detroit Lions in Week 4 midway through the first quarter.
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Amaro’s touchdown capped a seven-play, 47-yard drive that got its start from the defense, which pinned the Broncos deep in their own end when Muhammad Wilkerson sacked Peyton Manning at the Denver 9.
The drive got a kick start when Denver’s Malik Jackson was flagged for roughing the passer on an incomplete pass by Smith.
Amaro made three receptions on the drive for 30 yards, including the touchdown.
Coming into the game, Amaro was tied for second on the Jets with 14 receptions, gaining 144 yards. The touchdown was his first of his career. He was a second-round pick out of Texas Tech in May.
Amaro had 13 touchdowns in three seasons for the Red Raiders.
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