Just when it looked like the NY Jets were about to lose to their hated rivals in the NY Giants on the back of some of the worst offensive football you have ever seen in your life, Brian Daboll snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in the funniest way possible.
Such instances of unintentional comedy that would make the Three Stooges blush are reserved normally for the Jets and some of their worst teams ever. The Giants, down to a third-string quarterback in Tommy DeVito following Tyrod Taylor's injury, managed to find a way.
The Jets looked dead when the struggling Zach Wilson took a terrible sack on fourth-and-10, leaving the Giants in position to ice the game. Rather than plowing ahead for a touchdown, a Graham Gano missed field goal gave the Jets new life.
After the miss, QB1 made the best plays he had all season long, finding Garrett Wilson and Allen Lazard on big chunk plays that gave Greg Zuerlein a chance to kick a game-tying field goal.
Following a laughable overtime possession that saw the Giants move backward, Big Blue let Wilson make some plays before an Adoree' Jackson penalty on Malik Taylor put the Jets in chip-shot range. Zuerlein converted, and the Jets won 13-10.
NY Giants lose in Jets-esque fashion as Greg Zuerlein saves the day.
The Giants had an astounding -9 passing yards on the day, as Tommy DeVito's inability to orchestrate an NFL offense left Mike Kafka limited as far as play-calling. Saquon Barkley had some big runs, but DeVito's play ultimately robbed the Giants of a chance to win.
The Jets, meanwhile, should be counting their lucky stars that this game ended the way it did. Wilson and the offense couldn't convert a third down until the last few minutes of the fourth quarter, the shambolic offensive line led to virtually no running game, and Wilson took multiple egregious sacks.
The Jets shouldn't leave this game feeling confident about their ability to compete in the AFC, as they needed a minor miracle to beat one of the worst teams in the league. Still, a win is a win, and ending up at 4-3 with this quarterback play should be praised.