I look to the final half minute of the second quarter. The Jets were down 21-7, but they were playing competitive football. They had the ball with a first and 10 on the Baltimore 25. They had a shot of getting within a touchdown at halftime. Even a field goal would have been a positive development.
Unfortunately what followed was an interception by Baltimore’s Chuck Clark. There appeared to be a miscommunication between Sam Darnold and intended receiver Daniel Brown. Darnold was expecting Brown to stop his route around the 5 yard line. Brown continued into the end zone.
This was as close as the Jets ever came to cutting the Ravens’ lead to less than two scores.
The Jets offense had its moments in the game, but it was typically unable to finish drives. This might have been the best example.
I also think this play changed the game more than any other.
What do you think was the most important play of the game?