EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rusty and sloppy in the first half, sharp and solid in the second for the New York Jets.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the Jets overcame a sluggish start to beat the banged-up Washington Redskins 34-20 on Sunday.
Chris Ivory ran for 146 yards and a TD on 20 carries for the Jets, who improved to 4-1 for the first time since the 2010 team opened 5-1. Brandon Marshall had seven catches for 111 yards, and Eric Decker also caught a TD pass.
The Jets, coming off a bye-week break, trailed 13-10 at halftime, with the Redskins (2-4) scoring their points off three turnovers — all by Bashaud Breeland.