Geno leads Jets to win over Bucs in NFL debut

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Nick Folk kicked a 48-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining after Lavonte David's personal foul penalty kept New York's drive alive, and the Jets pulled out an improbable 18-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener for both teams Sunday.

With the Jets trailing 17-15 and time running out, rookie Geno Smith scrambled for 10 yards -- and was shoved while he was out of bounds by David.

The 15-yard penalty gave the Jets the ball at the Buccaneers' 30-yard line and set up the winning field goal by Folk on the next play.

Things appeared dim for the Jets just moments earlier when Rian Lindell kicked a 37-yard field goal with 34 seconds left.

Smith, making his first NFL start with Mark Sanchez out with a shoulder injury, made some mistakes -- a fumble that led to a score and an interception -- but was mostly solid while going 24 of 38 for 256 yards with a touchdown.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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