2013 New York Jets: Great Moments from the First Half: #2


Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) gets the crowd pumped up against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Arizona Cardinals defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday. Let’s continue our countdown of the top moments from the first half of the 2013 season. We have been going at this countdown over the last three days, the most recent entry at #3 was Nick Folk and his game-winning field goals.

So let’s see what comes in as the second best moment from the first half:

GAME SAVING PENALTIES:

Sometimes, in order to be a successful team in any sport, it’s better to be lucky than good. Despite a team’s best efforts, it can take an untimely mistake from the opponent to pull in the victory. The Jets had this happen twice. The first was week one:

Geno was trying to lead the Jets back, and scrambled out of bounds. However, Lavonte David decided he needed some extra curricular contact:

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Fifteen yards down the field thanks to a late hit, Nick Folk hits his first game winner of the year, and the Jets win their first of the year.

The second one occurred during week seven, as the Jets took on their enemies from up North, the New England Patriots. A hard-fought battled ensued where the Jets were in Tom Brady’s face all game long. The game headed to overtime tied at 27. Nick Folk and the Jets lined up for a desperation 56 yard field goal, which would give the Pats great field position if they miss.

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There was the infamous “push” penalty, that Bill Belichick whined about all week long. The Jets received new life thanks to the fifteen yard penalty. Nick Folk hits a 42 yard game winner just four plays later to give the Jets their 30-27 upset victory.

Tomorrow we will reveal the number one selection.

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