Jets 1st-round draft pick Calvin Pryor made his much anticipated debut, and made a big impact with the second-team defense to lift the team to victory.
The New York Jets defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 25-17 in Week 2 of the NFL preseason.
After falling behind 17-3 early in the 2nd quarter, the Jets first-team offense stayed in the game against the Bengals’ second-team defense and recorded 13 unanswered points to end the half.
In the 4th quarter, the second-team offense led by Michael Vick threw a TD pass to Clyde Gates to give them a 23-17 lead. A blocked Cincinnati punt attempt on the following drive resulted in a safety for the Jets which gave them a 25-17 score and they kept the lead for the rest of the game.
The Bengals first-team offense was perfect against the Jets defense. QB Andy Dalton went 8 for 8 with 144 yards and a TD – he had a perfect passer rating. WR AJ Green was able to beat safety-turned-starting CB Antonio Allen for a long strike that was followed up by a Giovanni Bernard TD at the end of the first quarter.
The Jets got to see the debut of 1st round draft pick Calvin Pryor, who made a big impact in the game. Pryor had three solo tackles, three assisted tackles, 2 passes defended and a fumble recovery. He also made big plays across the field: a bone crunching hit in the open field that forced an incompletion, a tackle for a loss, a batted pass at the line of scrimmage and several plays on special teams.