green bay crosby Packers With Three Field Goals;  Jets Can't Score

AP Photo Kathy Willens

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Mason Crosby kicked three field goals for Green Bay, and that was all the Packers needed as they held the rusty and sloppy New York Jets off the scoreboard for a 9-0 victory Sunday.

Mark Sanchez and the Jets’ offense couldn’t get much of anything going as New York had its five-game winning streak ended following a bye-week break. The Jets (5-2) were shut out for the first time since Nov. 19, 2006, when they lost to the Chicago Bears 10-0.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (5-3) didn’t exactly light things up, either, but they did just enough to win their second straight on a blustery day at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

The wind might have caused some havoc on both teams’ passing and kicking games as both Crosby and the Jets’ Nick Folk missed field goals, while Sanchez and Rodgers misfired often with balls sailing past receivers.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ LaDainian Tomlinson is now alongside his idol.

The New York Jets running back joined Walter Payton on Sunday as the only players in NFL history to gain 13,000 yards rushing and 4,000 yards receiving.

Tomlinson, the seventh-leading rusher in league history, reached the milestone against the Green Bay Packers with an 8-yard run in the second quarter of the Jets’ 9-0 loss.

“It’s a great honor for me,” Tomlinson said. “The late, great Walter Payton, he was my favorite player of all-time, the reason I wanted to play the position.”

Tomlinson, who entered with 12,980 yards rushing and 4,062 yards receiving, led the Jets with 54 yards on the ground and caught a team-high five passes for 37 yards Sunday.

`To be considered in that class, to do the rushing and receiving, to join him, it’s special,” Tomlinson said. “I grew up watching him as a younger kid before he retired.”

Payton gained 16,726 yards rushing and 4,538 yards receiving during his Hall of Fame career with the Chicago Bears.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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