The NY Jets officially put a bow on one of the most improbable and joyous wins in franchise history. The fact that win came on the same night in which Aaron Rodgers suffered a serious ankle injury just four plays into his tenure with the Jets says a ton about this team's character.
After keeping Josh Allen in check yet again, Zach Wilson helped lead a late touchdown drive that ended with a Garrett Wilson touchdown pass. Wilson helped the Jets force overtime, but Xavier Gipson sealed the deal.
The rookie wide receiver and punt returner took the overtime punt back 65 yards for the game-winning touchdown in a 22-16 triumph, getting the Jets off to a 1-0 start in primetime against a quality opponent. Rodgers might be hurt, but the Jets managed to find a way to beat one of the best teams in the NFL.
NY Jets' Xavier Gipson beats Bills with insane punt return TD
Gipson made this team due to his ability to return punts and make plays on special teams. The decision to keep him and make him the team's top punt returner is already starting to pay dividends in a big way.
The Bills had plenty of opportunities to go for the kill shot on a wounded Jets team with no momentum, yet three Josh Allen interceptions to Jordan Whitehead stunted any hope they had of pulling away. An Allen fumble, the Wilson touchdown, and a strong ground game kept the Jets in it.
The Jets have plenty of flaws to clean up, and the whole Wilson problem is not going to fix itself immediately, but Gipson helped bring home not only one of the best Jets wins in recent memory, but one of the most unforgettable moments in the history of the franchise. This team has more grit and drive than anyone thought possible.