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What was the most important play of the Jets’ 31-12 loss to the Jaguars?

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Let’s find the most important play of yesterday’s game between the Jets and the Jaguars. In such a thorough domination, people often half-jokingly suggest it was the kickoff, but let’s dig deeper.

I am sure a number of people will highlight some of Todd Bowles’ suspect decisions to not go for it on a pair of fourth downs late in the game. However, the Jets were way behind at that point. The game was probably lost by that point.

I look to T.J. Yeldon’s 31 yard touchdown late in yesterday’s second quarter. That put Jacksonville up 13-0. To that point the Jaguars had largely dominated, but the game was within one score. It was an uncomfortable stretch for the Jaguars. In many instances, teams pay for not putting away an opponent when they have the chance early. Sometimes one big play the other way can change the dynamics of a game. The Jets were one turnover away from perhaps swinging things.

The Yeldon touchdown put the Jaguars up two scores. Given the quality of Jacksonville’s defense and the way the Jets offense was struggling, that one play made a comeback a huge uphill climb. I think this was the most important play of the game.

What is your most important play?