New York 30, Atlanta 28: So that was a surprisingly entertaining game. The Jets won on a 44-yard field goal as time expired but this play from Julio Jones is your play of the game. Jones snatched a 46-yard pass with one hand and Cromartie all over him. It came exactly one play after Jones was flagged for offensive pass interference on a similarly deep ball down the sideline. The score at that time was 27-21, Jets.
With about five minutes left in the game, the Falcons then drove down to the goal line and were seemingly stopped by the Jets just before the two-minute warning when a failed fourth down conversion was wiped off by a questionable defensive holding call. The Jets double-teamed Tony Gonzalez as they had been all night down there—
—and, as was the case earlier, the Jets were flagged, giving the Falcons new life. They took the lead 28-27 with a three-yard pass to the other tight end, Levine Toilolo, right after the two-minute warning. The Jets had three timeouts, two minutes and one rookie QB to win it. And they actually won it. Crazy.
Back to the GIFs. The game started off wacky with a couple of typically Jets-y plays, only one of which actually happened to the Jets.
Usually this is the kind of thing happens to the Jets. A broken play followed by a hilariously desperate and utterly useless attempt to extricate themselves out of it. Total Jets move.
This is a similarly Jets-y play, but it worked in their favor.
This is more like it, though. A totally Jets-y play, happening to the Jets. A Falcons fumble that should have been a Jets recovery put Atlanta in the red zone. They would later score a touchdown with little shovel pass to Jason Snelling. It wound up capping off an 80-yard drive because DeMario Davis tripped over himself and let Julio Jones scoop up the loose ball. It gave the Falcons an early 7-3 lead.
The Jets are now 3-2 in the surprising AFC east and the Falcons are 1-4 in the NFC New Orleans.