MetLife Stadium: Things were looking up.* Fans almost let out that sigh of relief.

With 6:47 left in the first half—and the looming stat of being the only team in the NFL not to have scored a touchdown this preseason—rookie Quinton Coples stripped a stumbling Cam Newton, leading to Mark Sanchez and the offense taking over at the Panthers 12-yard line.

Looking to finally reach pay dirt, the Jets ran three plays inside the Panthers 10 yard line resulting in five yards.* After a Folk field goal and a three and out forced by the defense, Sanchez looked to extend their...

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