To celebrate Christmas, I present to you, this week's GIF Breakdown (with extra GIFs!).
Second quarter, :34 remaining. I think everyone here was expecting the New York Jets to run the ball once for about five yards, waste a timeout, then run again for no yards, and that would be the half. Instead, the Jets line up in a pass-heavy formation with four wide receivers and Geno Smith lined up in the shotgun. Looks like a Hail Mary to me. Instead, the Jets go with the draw, and Bilal Powell manages to evade several defenders to set the team up for a field goal to tie the game going into the half.
Leger Douzable, aka LEGEND Douzable, has got serious moves.
Third quarter, 9:22 remaining. Our dear friend Xes&Os already ably noted Dee Milliner's interception came on a zone defense, but I wanted to highlight this play again. Milliner has gotten better at tracking the ball in recent weeks and making a play on it. Here, he's reading the quarterback the entire time and has already started to break towards the receiver before Jason Campbell even turns to him, and once Campbell begins his windup, speeds up to snag the ball before it gets to the receiver. Milliner has help from above and knows he can be aggressive, and this time, his hands don't let him down and he comes down with it.
Fourth quarter, 3:26 remaining. This is a pretty straightforward play where we get to see some of Geno Smith's progress. First, note the clean pocket. The offensive line did a very good job giving Smith space to step up. Second, Smith looks off not one but two reads before taking off. Third, jeez, that dude is fast.
*note* I do know the GIFs say theganggreennation.com, which isn't a thing. Please ignore that typo.