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Jets' 3 Players, 3 Plays of the Giants OT Win

Fitzpatrick & Marshall for the Offense, Pryor & Miles for the Defense Came Up Big in the Comeback Win


The Jets' three players and three plays of the game from their 23-20 overtime triumph over the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon:

Players of the Game

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick — It was Fitzpatrick's finest game yet. He threw for 390 yards — most in a Jets road win since Ken O'Brien's 431 yards at Seattle in 1986 — and accounted for 412 yards when you throw in his 22 yards on five rushes, one on the late fourth-and-6 conversion dash. His 21 passing first downs are the most by a Jets QB since Vinny Testaverde had 21 in the Monday Night Miracle in 2000. And he hasn't committed an individual turnover in two games.

WR Brandon Marshall — Marshall's back to his early-season form. He caught 12 passes on 13 targeted for him by Fitzpatrick for 131 yards — his seventh 100-yard game this season, the most by a Jet since Don Maynard had seven in the 1968 regular season — and the game-tying 9-yard TD. Eight of his 12 grabs went for first downs. He now has 1,062 yards on 83 catches and 10 TDs for the season, putting him on pace to smash the franchise receptions record and to challenge the yardage and TD marks.

K Randy Bullock — Bullock went 3-for-3 on field goals, making him 6-for-6 since he joined the Jets. His extra point (on a day when NFL kickers missed nine of them) tied the game with 27 seconds left in regulation, and his 31-yard overtime kick, while not a walkoff, was the Jets' first decisive field goal in the last two minutes/OT since Nick Folk's OT gamewinner vs. New England in 2013. And Bullock has put 20 of his 21 kickoffs in the end zone, with 11 going for touchbacks, including two Sunday.

Plays of the Game

Calvin Pryor pass defense on Eli Manning pass to Odell Beckham, 1:00 left, second quarter — Manning and Beckham had already struck on their 72-yard strike the drive before. Now they were threatening to put the Giants up, 24-10, with a 25-yard encore. Beckham ran the post and tried to leap come down with the ball between Darrin Walls and Pryor. But Pryor's timing was impeccable as he pried the ball loose for an incompletion (the Giants settled for a field goal) and sending the Giants WR to the sidelines temporarily with the wind knocked out of him.

Rontez Miles interception on Manning pass to Rueben Randle, 8:42 left, fourth quarter — The play that has Giants fans grousing and Jets fans crowing today. Giants coach Tom Coughlin opted to go for it on fourth-and-2 at the Jets 4. The Jets sent just four, but RDE Leger Douzable twisted around inside rusher Leonard Williams, beat LG Dallas Reynolds and had Manning lined up. The QB hurried his throw, right flanker Randle on the cross didn't cut inside of Miles, and the first-year safety got the first takeaway of his career and the Jets' first of the game to start them back from 10 points down.

Ryan Fitzpatrick 15-yard run, 1:01 left, fourth quarter — The Green & White needed a TD to tie, but before that they needed to convert fourth-and-6 from the Giants 36. "And here's your ballgame ... for the Jets," CBS' Ian Eagle set up the play. Fitzpatrick out of the empty set took the shotgun snap and the Giants rushed four. With their DBs playing man on all five Jets WRs, and with RT Breno Giacomini taking Jason Pierre-Paul wide and RG Brian Winters sealing Robert Ayers inside, Fitz had all he needed to shoot the right-side rapids and pick up 15 yards, setting up his TD lob to Brandon Marshall two plays later.

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