Chad Pennington started his 14th game this season, his new career-high for one season. He started 13 games in 2004.
Pennington was 11-of-14 for 133 yards in the first quarter and finished the half 22-for-28 for 247 yards and a touchdown for a 115.3 passer rating.
Stacy Tutt made his first NFL appearance on the kickoff return team on the opening kickoff.
The Jets are wearing all-white uniforms for the first time since the Week 3 game at Buffalo, a game won by the Jets, 28-20.
Laveranues Coles finished the first half with eight receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown. He is now eighth on the Jets all time list with 316 receptions. He has 498 receptions for his career.
Laveranues Coles 21-yard touchdown reception was his team-leading sixth of the year. The touchdown reception gave Coles 86 receiving yard today, and 1,007 for the season. For Coles, it's the third time he has surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in his career.
Justin McCareins' 50-yard reception in the first quarter is McCareins' longest reception as a Jet.
Brad Smith's 19-yard reception in the first quarter is the longest reception of his career.
Cedric Houston's six-yard touchdown run in the first quarter (12-67-6:33 on the drive) was his fifth rushing touchdown of the season.
Ben Graham's pass attempt in the first quarter was the first of his career. The pass was intended for Mike Nugent.
Victor Hobson's first-quarter sack of Brad Johnson was his fifth of the season and third in the last two games.
Mike Nugent's three, second quarter field goals (25, 52, 45) extended his streak to 12 consecutive successful field goal attempts. He has now hit 17 of his last 18 attempts. He is now 2-for-3 over 50 yard this season.
C.J. Mosley's second quarter sack was his first of the season and first for the New York Jets.
B.J. Askew's two receptions for 15 yards set his new single-game career high and bring his single-season totals to five reception, 36 yards.
Leon Washington's 38-yard punt return in the second quarter was his career long.
New York Jets InactivesQB Kellen Clemens(3rd QB)
RB Derrick Blaylock
RB Kevan Barlow
FB James Hodgins
LB Anthony Schlegel
OL Na'Shan Goddard
DL Rashad Moore
DE Dave Ball
Minnesota Vikings InactivesQB Brooks Bollinger (3rd QB)
WR Jason Carter
DB Will Hunter
RB Ciatrick Fason
FB Naufahu Tahi
G Anthony Herrera
T Marcus Johnson
WR Marcus Robinson