Jamison Crowder immediately made up for an egregious drop and capped off a stellar drive with a grab that put the New York Jets on the board.
For Jamison Crowder, redemption came faster than Rudolph on Christmas Eve.
The New York Jets receiver went from blooper to trouper in a single play. New York’s third possession of Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens featured plenty of Crowder, who set the Jets up in prime scoring possession with a 41-yard reception that got them into Ravens territory.
With goal to go on second down at the Baltimore four-yard-line, Crowder’s name was again called upon by quarterback Sam Darnold. However, despite the nearest Ravens defender perhaps waiting for Orioles tickets at Camden Yards, the wide-open Crowder dropped a Darnold pass in the end zone.
Undeterred, Crowder was instantly granted a shot at redemption, even with blanketing coverage from cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Nonetheless, Crowder made the catch and got both of his feet down in the end zone. His maintained control gave the Jets their first score of the evening.
Jamison Crowder makes up for his drop as his TD catch cuts the lead to 13-7 ?pic.twitter.com/niPeyi6LbB
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The catch by Crowder is impressive, but the throw by Darnold is absolutely incredible. There was almost no window to fit that pass in and somehow, Darnold found enough space to squeeze it in.
The score gives Crowder his fourth touchdown of the season. The slot receiver has been held in check over his last three games, only catching seven balls for 55 yards and no touchdowns.
However, Crowder exploded in the first half of Thursday’s game, racking up 72 yards on five catches.