New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon came away with a phenomenal one-handed catch against the Green Bay Packers. 

Geoff Magliocchetti

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEYChris Herndon of the New York Jets pulled off a Festivus miracle to keep the home team’s
first Sunday scoring drive alive.

Facing a third down deep in Green Bay Packers territory, the tight end needed only one hand to haul in a pass from fellow rookie Sam Darnold.

Herndon would take a decent hit from Packers
defender Josh Jones immediately after he gained control, but held on to set the Jets up in prime scoring territory, four yards away from the end zone.

Needing six yards, Herndon gained 15.

Social media reaction to Herndon’s big play predicted a bright future for the Miami product.

Two plays after the big catch, Elijah McGuire would put up the points for the Jets, courtesy of a four-run scoring rush.

The ensuing extra point from Jason Myers would give the Jets a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.

The scoring drive, going 83 yards in 12 plays, capped off an eventful first quarter for the Jets’ offense. Darnold went 8-of-10 for 111 yards, while McGuire earned 38 yards of total offense. Herndon’s big grab was his second reception of the afternoon, previously earning 26 yards earlier in the frame.