Green Bay, Wisconsin – The surprise New York Jets enjoyed their 27-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers so much that they decided to take part in a local lore on Sunday. They took the Lambeau Leap and celebrated the misfortune by wearing cheesecloth, much to the chagrin of the Packers player.
It was rookie Cornbacke Seuss Gardner who wore the cheeseburger, a gift from a Gates fan euphoric in the crowd. As he navigated off the field and into the tunnel–the wrong tunnel, it turns out–Gardner was caught from behind, so to speak, by Allen Lazard. The Packers wide receiver shut down his (cheese) block, creating a moment that went viral on social media.
“I’m certainly not going to forget this moment,” Gardner said, laughing at his locker. “It’s a tribute to the Jets fans. They put it in my head, the Jets fans. I just had to take it and run with it.”
Lazard took it well, praising Gardner for his game, his nickname (“sauce, that’s a cool name”) and insisting he wasn’t bothered by the novice’s nod.
It’s just a little competitive spirit,” Lazard said. “There’s nothing too harmful about that aspect or anything. I’m sure he would probably have done the same if I wore a Jets hat or helmet as I walked their court, so that’s just the competitiveness inside me. No disrespect for him.”
The cliched moment culminated in another convincing victory for the Jets, who turned their 3-3 first-half result into a one-sided second inning. Jets knocked out Aaron Rodgers four times and hit him nine times. They outperformed the Packers 179 yards to 60 yards; They became the first team since 2018 to score a field goal and save a Punt kick in the same match – and they scored last.
Who would have imagined this? The Jets won for the third time in a row and improved to 4-2 for the first time since 2015, winning in convincing fashion for the second week in a row. Usually this kind of thing doesn’t happen to planes. In fact, it was only the second time in the past 20 years that they had won by at least 17 points in consecutive matches.
The Jets became only the second team in the Super Bowl era to hold a record-breaking six-game winning streak despite being an underdog in all six games, according to ESPN stats and information. The other team was the 2001 Cleveland Browns.
“We think we can be as great as any other team in this league,” New York defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins said, adding how they’re “showing the rest of the world that this isn’t just a team you can write off or a team that’s, ‘Oh, maybe they’d be good.'” In a few years’ time.” No, we’re coming to win now.”
Once again, the planes were piloted by novice running back Bryce Hall, who rushed 116 yards and landed. He came on to become the second rookie in franchise history to score at least 100 yards of melee in consecutive games. He scored for 34 wrong yards to put Gates 24-10 at the start of the fourth quarter.
He decided to take the lambo leap. When in Green Bay…
“We all talked about it before the game,” Hall said. “We were like, ‘Which one of us scores, we have to do Lambeau Leap. Braxton [Berrios] He got the first, but I don’t think there were any Gates fans on the side that scored him.”
Berrios gave the Jets a 10-3 lead at 20 yards, an instrument game that seemed to save the attack from stagnating. None of it was pretty, as the Jets finished with a 99-yard net pass and only converted once from 11 third touchdowns. They became the first team to win only one transfer downhill and less than 100 net yards.
But the Jets continued to grind, and the Packers favorite (3-3) committed despite a mediocre day by quarterback Zach Wilson (10 for 18, 110 yards).
New York coach Robert Saleh tried to downplay the win, saying, “I’ll be honest: It doesn’t mean anything. Like losing didn’t mean anything. I’ve said it before: We ‘should start expecting things like this.'”
As Jets’ DJ Reed said, “I think we’re just getting started. We’re 3-0 on the road. That speaks volumes for everyone who’s buying…You definitely feel confident. Winning just comes naturally. Expected, really.”
New York’s defense took control of the match, especially defensive intervention Quinnen Williams, who scored a shoalin, forced tumble, and a field goal was obstructed. Gates sensed Rodgers was shaken throughout the match, falling victim to six drops.
“It was definitely disappointing,” Rankins said. “That’s what we wanted to see. That’s our goal every week, to provoke the wrath of every quarterback we line up against in a smart, dominant and aggressive way. I think we’re successful in doing that.”
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