NFL Game Recap: New York Jets vs Washington Commanders

25 December, 2023

In a tight contest teetering on a nail-biting finish, the New York Jets eked out a victory against the Washington Commanders in one of the most exciting games of the season. The Jets’ early offensive dominance was matched by a spirited comeback from the Washington Commanders, setting the stage for a compelling final quarter showdown.

Game Details

Date and Time: December 24th, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Location: MetLife Stadium

Final Score

New York Jets: 30

Washington Commanders: 28

Quarterly Breakdown

New York Jets

Q1: 17

Q2: 10

Q3: 0

Q4: 3

Total: 30

Washington Commanders

Q1: 0

Q2: 7

Q3: 7

Q4: 14

Total: 28

Game Highlights

Details of touchdowns, field goals, and other significant plays, such as:

  1. 1st QTR, 11:26: Jason Brownlee 8 Yd pass from Trevor Siemian (Greg Zuerlein Kick) – Jets, Score: 10 – 0
  2. 1st QTR, 9:37: Breece Hall 36 Yd Run (Greg Zuerlein Kick) – Jets, Score: 17 – 0
  3. 2nd QTR, 6:38: Chris Rodriguez Jr. 12 Yd Run (Joey Slye Kick) – Commanders, Score: 20 – 7
  4. 2nd QTR, 1:35: Breece Hall 2 Yd Run (Greg Zuerlein Kick) – Jets, Score: 27 – 7
  5. 3rd QTR, 3:26: Logan Thomas 15 Yd pass from Jacoby Brissett (Joey Slye Kick) – Commanders, Score: 27 – 14
  6. 4th QTR, 9:33: Chris Rodriguez Jr. 1 Yd Run (Joey Slye Kick) – Commanders, Score: 27 – 21
  7. 4th QTR, 4:52: Antonio Gibson 2 Yd Run (Joey Slye Kick) – Commanders, Score: 27 – 28
  8. 4th QTR, 0:05: Greg Zuerlein 54 Yd Field Goal – Jets, Score: 30 – 28

Team Performance

New York Jets

The Jets made a strong start with their total yardage reaching 381, accumulating 26 first downs. Their third-down efficiency was slightly underwhelming with just 4 conversions from 16 attempts. Their game was marred by turnovers though, with the team losing 2, once on a fumble and once on an interception.

Washington Commanders

The Commanders fought back from a slow start, securing 18 first downs and a total yardage of 245. Their third-down efficiency remained at a modest 25%, making only 3 successful conversions from 12 attempts. Their game was punctuated by 3 turnovers, including 2 interceptions and 1 fumble.

Injury Report

Both teams faced significant injuries with several key players sidelined. For the Jets, important names like Zach Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, and Duane Brown were unavailable. For the Commanders, Brian Robinson Jr., Tyler Larsen and Charles Leno Jr. were missing. The impact of these absences surely affected the game and may continue to have an effect on both teams’ following matches.

Division Standings

With this victory, the Jets now stand at the 3rd position in AFC East, while the Commanders remain at the 4th in the NFC East, stressing the need for the Commanders to bounce back in their forthcoming games.

Upcoming Games

Both teams face critical games ahead, as they aim to improve their standing in their respective divisions. They will need to strategize based on their performance in this game and take into account the returns of any injured players.


In a game that brought many highs and lows, the New York Jets eventually triumphed against the Washington Commanders with a final score of 30-28. The essence of the match was the stark contrast between the Jets’ early dominance and the Commanders’ spirited comeback. Future games for both teams will no doubt reflect the experiences gained in this grueling face-off.

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