Best Jet: Marty Mornhinweg. His smart short-passing game plan helped
Next Best Jet: Geno Smith. He picked ‘em apart like he was Joe Montana on the winning drive.
Best Throw: The one he floated over the safety to
Best Play Out of the Worst Play:
Worst Play Start to Finish:
Worst Day at the Office: Landry couldn’t bring in the fumble that landed right in his chest, and he was victimized on what would have been the winning Atlanta touchdown, although let anyone never beaten by a Matt Ryan throw cast the first stone.
Best Play Call: Direct snap to
Best Sign: Smith didn’t read that Osi Umenyiora would come free, didn’t change the call and paid with a sack that killed one drive. But the rookie quarterback kept another one alive by reading a blitz and getting the ball out to Goodson for a first down.
Best Early Jet Pick for the Pro Bowl:
Best Supporting Role:
Best Cameo: Richardson as a third tight end on the touchdown pass to Winslow.
Smartest Penalty You Will Ever See a Jet or Any Other Player Take: Both
Most Instrumental Jet in Making That the Worst Decision of the Night:
Best Stat: Just six Jets penalties.
Best Thing About Getting Out of the Georgia Dome with a Win: The confidence that comes with Smith’s first game-winning two-minute drive on the road in primetime. Not just his, but the whole offensive unit’s.
Next Best Thing About Getting Out of the Georgia Dome with a Win: The Jets never will have to face the retiring Tony Gonzalez again. He caught 10 passes for 97 yards. Davis and Harris played terrific games and they still couldn’t stop perhaps the best tight end in history.
Best Thing About Being 3-2: It can go to 4-2 with a win over the 0-4 Steelers.
Biggest Myth Debunked: That the Jets are receiver-challenged. Even without
Best Special Teams Play: Folk not only didn’t miss, but that didn’t even cross the mind of anybody who has been paying attention. He has been perfect through five games.
Second-Best Special Teams Play: Kerley slithered between the first two guys to reach him, broke down the sideline and took a horsecollar tackle for the team to set up the Winslow touchdown.
Third-Best Special Teams Play:
Worst Moment: Davis got caught holding when the Jets appeared to have gotten a fourth-down stop on the drive that put the Falcons ahead with 1:54 to go.
Next Worst Moment: Cumberland was in the huddle apparently when he was not supposed to be and the Jets took a penalty for an illegal substitution.
Best Reminder that the NFL Is a Year-to-Year Deal: The Falcons, the NFC's top playoff seed a year ago, are being exposed with offensive line and linebacking problems and are 1-4.
Another Reminder that the NFL Is a Year-to-Year Deal: The Jets are 3-2 after being picked 33rd in a 32-team league.