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Lawrence Tynes kicked four field goals as the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants routed the New York Jets 26-3 in a National Football League preseason game.
Jayron Hosley, the Giants’ third-round draft pick, added a second-quarter touchdown on a 77-yard interception of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
“It was an all-around good play, an 11-man machine,” Hosley told reporters. “Good pressure up front, which allowed me to stick to my man. The quarterback threw it when he didn’t want to.”
Rookie free agent Joe Martinek scored on a 14-yard pass from Ryan Perrilloux with 6 minutes, 41 seconds left to play in the game last night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
“There are still a few things we can fix, a few mistakes here and there,” Giants quarterback Eli Manning told reporters. “Couldn’t get a touchdown and had to settle for field goals so that always kind of leaves a bad taste in your mouth. We wish we can finish drives.”
Manning completed seven of 14 passing attempts for 62 yards and one interception for the Giants (1-1).
“I thought we had a couple good drives and moved the ball,” Manning said. “Whenever you play the Jets, you’re always going against a great defense.”
Josh Brown kicked a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter for the Jets’ only score.
“We have a lot more to fix than the Giants do, clearly,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said.
Sanchez completed nine passes for 59 yards and one interception. He was sacked three times.
“Mark threw the ball well tonight, but it’s hard to throw when you’re flat on your back,” Ryan said.
Quarterback Tim Tebow, who was picked up by the Jets after he was released by the Denver Broncos, passed for 69 yards on five completions and was sacked four times.
The Jets have failed to score a touchdown in their two preseason losses.
Giants backup middle linebacker Mark Herzlich left the game with a hip injury and defensive end Adrian Tracy had a hamstring injury. Starting halfback Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a right-hand injury, and Hosley injured his foot which will be examined today, the team said.
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