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

New York Jets v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Jets got their first win of 2020 on Sunday. What do you think was the single most important play of that game?

You could point to a number of key moments in the first half. The Jets put together an opening touchdown drive to take the lead. The defense dominated, constantly putting the Rams behind the sticks. A Bryce Hall interception and a blocked put set up scores.

Early in the second half, Frank Gore’s touchdown gave the Jets a 20-3 lead which proved to be insurmountable. The Jets also got some key stops on defense in the fourth quarter.

My choice is none of these, however. It was a play the Jets defense didn’t make. With the Jets leading 23-17 halfway though the fourth quarter, Cam Akers broke an 18 yard touchdown run. It was called back on a holding penalty.

If the play had stood, the Rams likely would have taken a 24-23 lead with the extra point. From there I think they probably would have won the game. It would have been the latest Jets 2020 collapse.

After the penalty the Rams had to settle for a field goal cutting the lead to 23-20. The score would hold.

What do you think was the most important play of Sunday’s game?