Three players and three plays of the Jets' 26-20 overtime success against the Patriots at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon:
Players of the Game
WR Brandon Marshall — Marshall had 8 catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. With the receptions he set the Jets' record for most catches in a season and the NFL mark for most 100-catch seasons. He's at 101 with Buffalo to go. His ninth 100-yard game of the season ties the franchise mark set by Don Maynard in 1967 and he needs 59 yards to break Maynard's franchise yardage mark of 1,434. His second multi-TD game as a Jet gives him 13 TDs for the year, his career best and one off the Jets' season mark.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick — Fitzpatrick fought off the strip-sack/fumble-return touchdown by the Patriots to have another gritty game as the offensive leader with 26-for-41 passing for 296 yards, three TDs, no INTs and a 109.4 passer rating. If he throws one more TD pass at Buffalo, he'd set the Jets mark of 29 that he shares with Vinny Testaverde. With a decent 276-yard passing day, he'd join Joe Namath as the only 4,000-yard passers in franchise history. And in directing a 428-yard offense, he equals Ken O'Brien's Jets mark of six games of 400-plus yards of total offense in a season.
WR Eric Decker — It wasn't Decker's loudest game — until the end, when he gathered in Fitzpatrick's 6-yard fade in the end zone 2:37 into overtime to secure the Jets victory. It was Deck's 11th scoring catch of the season, with a franchise-record 10 of them coming in the red zone. And the score was only the Green & White's sixth "walkoff" touchdown all-time and only the third in a home game, joining the overtime catches by Wesley Walker in 1986 and Eddie Hunter in 1987, both coming against the Dolphins.
Plays of the Game
Darrelle Revis interception of Tom Brady, 13:22 to play, third quarter — The Patriots were revving things up on the first series of the second half as Brady moved the visitors 40 yards to the Jets 40 on three plays. Then the Jets scored their only takeaway of the game. Brady had to unload against imminent blindside contact from an unblocked Sheldon Richardson, blitzing out of a two-point stance. Gronkowski, split left, ran a slant but the ball was off-line. Revis easily snared it at the 21 for his third career pick of Brady and first since '09 and returned to the 39 to start the Jets' second TD drive.
Quincy Enunwa 48-yard reception from Ryan Fitzpatrick, 1:12 into overtime — The Jets jumped on the Patriots' decision to kick off to start the extra frame with this second play of the period. Decker went in motion from the left slot to the right side, leaving Enunwa on the left wing and Kenbrell Thompkins split wide. The Pats showed blitz but sent four but it didn't take Fitzpatrick long to go to Enunwa on the flat route. S Tavon Wilson ran into Thompkins and CB Leonard Johnson, freeing "Q" to take off down the left sideline. Enunwa eschewed running out of bounds, instead cutting back and carrying S Duron Harmon the final 9 yards to the Patriots 30. The stage was set ...
Decker 6-yard touchdown reception from Fitzpatrick, 2:37 into overtime — The crowning touch. Decker had only two catches to this point, in part because Fitzpatrick missed him on a few throws and in part because of CB Malcolm Butler's coverage held him to only five targets. But this time Fitz, unpressured out of the shotgun, knew where he was going immediately, was on target with a rainbow of a throw, Decker out of the right slot beat Butler cleanly to the right side of the end zone and he gathered it in over his right shoulder with both hands on his way to a leap up into the corner end zone stands.