Geno Smith's Impressive Debut Leads Jets To Victory Over Bucs
By: Randy Cruz (@cruzr83)
Geno Smith, in his NFL debut, had an impressive outing. Going 24/38 for 256 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT and 47 rushing yards, Smith definitely showed everyone how composed and poised he can be. The way he delivered some passes, impressive scoring drives, especially in the fourth quarter, were pretty much as accurate as they can get for a first year quarterback.
Smith has already begun developing a chemistry with wide receiver Kellen Winslow, getting the ball to him seven times for 79 yards.
Unless you're someone like me and the many (ones who picked Tampa Bay winning this game), you found yourself a bit shocked at the end.
In a back and forth, not-so-much scoring outing between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium, who would've thought the game would come down to the final possessions.
Tampa Bay pretty much had this game in the bag. They took the ball down the field late in the fourth quarter, Rian Lindell kicked a 37 yard field goal and now were up 17-15 with less than a minute remaining, but still giving the Jets enough time to go down the field and put themselves in scoring position.
The Buccaneers needed a stop. They did, except they stopped themselves from putting the game away. Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David pushed Geno Smith out of bounds, giving the Jets additional yardage with the 15-yard penalty tagged on.
This gave the Jets better field position, setting up Nick Folk for the game winning field goal from 48 yards out.
The Jets (1-0) are in New England on Thursday night to take on their long time AFC East rival, the Patriots (1-0).
Here's Geno Smith's first touchdown throw, courtesy of Ice Sports: