It was third-and-4 from the Chicago 22-yard line in a game the Jets desperately wanted to put out of reach against an inferior opponent.
With the third-quarter drive in jeopardy of fizzling out into an unfulfilling field goal and a mere 10-point lead,
Jets quarterback Mike White drifted to his left and unleashed a pass with zip on
it and the ball nestled into receiver Elijah Moore’s hands right at the goal line
for a TD and a commanding two-touchdown advantage that would lead to a 31-10 win Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
After Moore realized he’d scored his first touchdown in nearly a year,
he ran around in the end zone like someone who didn’t know what to do with himself.
Moore, who earlier this season was so frustrated with his lack of targets that he publicly requested a trade
and was subsequently benched in the aftermath, showed a joy that had been absent since last season.
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