Robby Anderson channeled his inner Derek Jeter, leaping into the FedEx Field stands after helping the New York Jets extend their Sunday lead.
You’ve heard of the Lambeau Leap. Now, get ready for the FedEx Flip.
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With the Jets’ drive that spanned the first and second quarters extended after Sam Ficken was roughed after a successful field goal attempt, they immediately took advantage against the Washington Redskins. Two plays after the infraction, the Jets capitalized with Sam Darnold‘s six-yard throw to Anderson in the corner of the end zone.
Momentum put Anderson on the edge of the stands, but he fell off the precarious ledge and behind the wall. As teammates came to assist him, Anderson rose up and greeted his new friends, who were joyous over the touchdown that put the Jets ahead 13-0.
Anderson’s tally was his first touchdown since an NFL-long 92-yard touchdown in the Jets’ 24-22 win over Dallas on Oct. 13.
Anderson was a potential trade chip around the deadline, but the Jets ultimately ended up holding onto the speedy wide receiver. Over the course of their two seasons together, Darnold and Anderson have established some solid chemistry.
Additionally, the play call from head coach Adam Gase caught the Redskins off guard. Gase put Darnold in a sprint out and both defenders tried to jump Jamison Crowder. At that point, it was an easy pitch-and-catch for Darnold and Anderson.
Robby Anderson takes advantage of Redskins man miscommuncation near the goalline and hops in the D.C. stands like a conquering hero.
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