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What was the most important play of the Jets’ loss to the Chargers?

NFL: New York Jets at Los Angeles Chargers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

In a game like the Jets’ Week 11 loss to the Chargers finding the most important single play is a task open to interpretation.

Did the most important play happen in the first half which helped the Chargers open up a big lead? Was it during the second half as the Chargers held off a Jets rally? It is open to debate.

For the sake of simplicity, I will go with the final offensive play the Jets ran. On fourth and 9 from the Chargers 32 with 1:51 left, Joe Flacco liked his matchup on the outside and threw a deep shot to Denzel Mims. Tevaughn Campbell was in good coverage and broke up the pass. With the Jets down 8 points, this was their last real chance to score a touchdown and force overtime.

On the first watch I don’t think the play was a failure to execute as much as it was just good defensive work by the Chargers, but it essentially ended the game.

What do you think was the game’s most important play? I could see numerous viable candidates this week.