After the Denver Broncos took an early 3-0 lead of a New York Jets shanked punt, the Jets drove down the football field only to have their drive stall out. Nick Folk lined up for a 52-yard field goal and missed wide left. Fortunately for the Jets, two plays later Denver running back Willis McGahee fumbled the football and Bart Scott recovered the ball on the Denver 35-yard line.
The Jets, taking advantage of the field position drove down to the Broncos 10-yard line, thanks in part to an 11-yard slant caught by wide receiver Santonio Holmes. The Jets couldn't get in the endzone however, and failed to convert a 3rd-and-9, winding up settling for a field goal attempt. This time, Nick Folk drilled the 21-yard attempt to tie the game 3-3.