EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Plaxico Burress caught three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score that was set up by an interception by Darrelle Revis, and the New York Jets stormed back in the second half and held on to defeat the San Diego Chargers 27-21 on Sunday.
Leading 21-17, the Chargers (4-2) appeared to be driving for a possible game-sealing score when Philip Rivers threw toward Vincent Jackson. The ball tipped off the receiver’s hands and right to Revis, who returned the interception 64 yards to the Chargers 19.
After a few runs by Shonn Greene and a defensive holding call – the Chargers’ 11th penalty in the game – Mark Sanchez found Burress on a slant for a 3-yard touchdown to give the Jets (4-3) their first lead midway through the fourth quarter. It was the second time in his career Burress caught three touchdowns, and first since 2007 while with the Giants.