WASHINGTON — The New York Jets have now failed to score a touchdown in 14 quarters, but on Saturday they faced an offense even more inept than theirs.
The result was a 3-0 victory over the Washington Redskins, who never got inside the Jets' 30-yard line.
The only score of the game was Cary Blanchard's 45-yard field goal late in the first quarter on the Jets' first possession.
"A real offensive outburst, right?" Jet Coach Bruce Coslet said. "We had our troubles in the red zone like everyone else in the whole league has. The way our defense has been playing the last two months, we just wanted to be conservative and rely on them."
Johnny Johnson, returning to the Jets' lineup after being hampered the past three weeks by bruised ribs, rushed for 155 yards after Coslet decided to limit Boomer Esiason's throwing because of chilly, gusting winds.