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10/08/2012 08:05 pm ET Updated Oct 08, 2012

Jets vs. Texans LIVE UPDATES: Monday Night Football Week 5

Houston Texans
vs.
New York Jets
8:30 PM ET
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
TV: ESPN
Live Blog: You're Already Here

While the Houston Texans are off to their best start in franchise history with a 4-0 record, the New York Jets are in a tailspin. While the 2-2 record may seem out of sync with the doom and gloom around the team, anyone who witnessed Gang Green's 34-0 blowout loss at home to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4 has hard time feeling optimistic about this misfiring team.

The Jets will host the Texans in the fifth edition of "Monday Night Football" in hopes to get that bad taste out of their mouths. But with Santonio Holmes and Darrelle Revis among the Jets players missing from the lineup, Houston is in a good position to keep New York reeling. However, Jets fans might find comfort knowing that three of the teams Houston has blown out have a combined win total of four so far (Miami, Jacksonville and Tennessee).

Unfortunately for Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and maybe even his (for now) back-up Tim Tebow, he will have to try moving the chains against the No. 1 ranked defense in the league. After three consecutive games of completing less than 50 percent of his passes, perhaps Sanchez is due for a comeback performance.

Will the Jets bounce back from the beating they took on their home turf? Or will Houston remain unbeaten heading into Sunday night's showdown with the Green Bay Packers?

Scroll down for live "Monday Night Football" updates.

10/08/2012 11:44 PM EDT

Ball Tipped

What a fitting ending... J.J. Watt knocks down the last pass as Sanchez tries to go short and set up a series of laterals (presumably). That's it's. Texans win 23-17

10/08/2012 11:42 PM EDT

Going For It

Jets bringing the house on the punt but don't get there. Foul on Houston and Jets have a play with 4 seconds. Send in Golden Tate. And the Stanford band.

10/08/2012 11:39 PM EDT

Tick Tock

3rd and 11 and the clock is at 1:02 when they snap it. Stuffed again. Play clock will run out with 18 seconds left. So, you're saying there's a chance?

10/08/2012 11:38 PM EDT

@ xmasape :

And T.O. RT @drewmagary Next week Jets offensive huddle includes a llama, two contest winners, a robot midget, and a full mariachi band.

10/08/2012 11:37 PM EDT

Jets Timeout

That's Jets last timeout after Foster rush.

10/08/2012 11:35 PM EDT

J-E-S-T-S

Sanchez gets off a last play before the two-minute warning and it is likely the last meaningful play... a tipped ball off Cumberland's hands is picked off. INT. Texans ball.

10/08/2012 11:34 PM EDT

SACKED!

Free blitzer off the edge and Sanchez does well not to cough up the ball.

10/08/2012 11:33 PM EDT

Tick Tock

Sanchez finds Hill for another first down. Then an incomplete. Clock stops at 2:21.

10/08/2012 11:32 PM EDT

First Down

Sanchez back in. he finds Kerley.

10/08/2012 11:32 PM EDT

Tebow Throws

It's tipped in the flat (danger, danger) as the Jets barely beat clock.

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