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Jets Week 5 Game Ball: Isaiah Crowell

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The Jets won on Sunday, which means it is our happy duty to award a game ball.

There were plenty of standout performances which would merit game ball consideration on most weeks, including those of Robby Anderson and Leonard Williams. I think the pick is pretty easy for this game, though.

Isaiah Crowell set a new Jets franchise record with 219 rushing yards. He needed only 15 carries to get those yards, leaving him with a ridiculous 14.6 yard average per carry. He became just the fourth player in NFL history to exceed 200 yards in a single game with 15 or fewer carries.

The Jets have been quite open that they believe the key to success on offense is through running the football. They don’t want to put too much on the plate of their rookie quarterback, which requires rushing the football effectively.

Things went according to plan this week, mainly because of Crowell. He gets my game ball as a result.

Who gets yours?