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What was the most important play of the Jets’ win over the Broncos?

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What was the most important play of yesterday’s Week 5 victory for the Jets over Denver?

The Jets’ victory was so convincing that it didn’t feel to me like any one particular play was the turning point. Since I am forced to pick one, I am going to go with Sam Darnold’s first touchdown pass to Robby Anderson in the second quarter.

Within the context of the game it gave the Jets the lead for the first time, which they would never relinquish.

Within the context of the season it might have been even more important. There has been a lot of negativity around the team in recent weeks. One of the biggest frustrations we have heard has been the offense’s inability to make big plays in the passing game. Is Jeremy Bates dialing up enough deep shots? Is Sam Darnold too gunshy? Is Robby Anderson regressing?

We can’t come to any long-term conclusions based on the result of one play, but this touchdown pass and the one that followed it later in the quarter will at least put some minds at ease for one week.

That’s what I think. What do you think was the game’s most important play.