2008-08-20 / Sports

Jets Lose To Redskins In Second Pre-Season Game

BY DAN MILLER

Brett Favre made five completions in six passes for 48 yards, with the last one going for a four-yard touchdown. Photo Vinny DuPre Brett Favre made five completions in six passes for 48 yards, with the last one going for a four-yard touchdown. Photo Vinny DuPre Brett Favre, starting his first game in a New York Jets uniform, faced the Washington Redskins in the Jets' second pre-season game on Saturday, August 16. The Jets won the coin toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.

Justin Miller and Leon Washington were waiting in their end zone for the kick. When Washington caught the ball eight yards deep in the end zone and downed the ball, the crowd's anticipation of a 108-yard runback was doomed.

Favre played only one quarter, but did not disappoint Jets fans, many of whom had anxiously anticipated the second coming of Joe Namath. Favre's stats were decent, especially for a player who only a week before signing a Jets contract was cutting grass in his back yard.

Favre made five completions in six passes for 48 yards, with the last one going for a four-yard touchdown to rookie Dustin Keller, who was wide open in the end zone. "It was a simple play. We had Keller and (Bubba) Franks on two quick outs. Keller had better leverage at the five. Frank had a little trouble getting off the line. It was pretty simple," Favre said in the Jets' post-game press conference.

The Jets led during most of the game until the Redskins scored a touchdown late in the game, leaving it to first-year quarterback Brett Ratliff to bring the Jets back. He took the team down to the Washington five-yard line, but Mike Nugent's field goal attempt to tie the game hit the left goal post to end the game with a loss for the Jets.

Young Keller brought the ball to Favre after the touchdown and was told that he should keep it. Keller asked Favre to sign the ball for him and Favre obliged.

When asked how he felt abut playing his first game as a Jet, Favre said, "Nervous, excited. Some feelings that I have not felt in a while, but I was excited."

In all, the Jets looked good on both offense and defense with Favre and Ratliff standing out. Favre in his debut passed for a touchdown in one quarter of work and Ratliff engineered the team's last drive down to the Washington 5-yard line, setting up a game tying field goal attempt by Mike Nugent, who hit the left goal post with his kick.

The Jets meet the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants on Saturday night at Giants Stadium in their third and next to last pre-season game. The Jets complete the pre-season with a game at Philadelphia on August 28 before opening the 2008 NFL campaign in Miami against the Dolphins on Sunday, September 7 at 1 p.m.

Gioia-YMCA Youth Baseball League

Bantam Division
Cyclones 6 2
Diamondbacks 5 2
Tigers 5 2
The Phantoms 5 3
Giants 3 4
The Baseball Furies 2 5
Nightmares 2 6
Blue Thunder 2 6
Novice Division
Mustangs 7 1
Orioles 7 1
Mets 3 4
Champions 2 5
Phillies 2 5
QB Bombers 1 6

LIC YMCA Men's Summer Basketball

North
First and Ten 7 0
Untouchables 5 0
House of Pain 4 1
Nuggets 5 2
Unknowns 1 5
42nd Street 0 3
South
Southside 3 3
No Pause 4 3
The Roc Boys 1 4
Astoria 1 5
Matt's Hit Squad 1 6

LIC YMCA Co-ed Softball League

Dillinger's 18 3
C - Remote Sports Bar 16 5
Scammers 12 7
Carey Chaos 7 12
MC Fina 4 13
UNFCU 0 17

C - Champions

Return to top

Copyright 1999-2018 The Service Advertising Group, Inc. All rights reserved.