New York Jets Player of The Game: Antonio Allen

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Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

What do the New York Jets do when the New England Patriots play in MetLife Stadium? They win it. Jets won this game 30-27 in overtime. The Jets were able to have more time possession with the ball for 46:53 (minutes), more passing first downs, more rushing first downs, more passing yards and more rushing yards. This Jets game should just be titled “More Jets.”

When you play against the Patriots, the one player you need to stop is Tom Brady. The Jets were able to do that, with the play of defensive back Antonio Allen. When you play against the Patriots you want Brady to commit turnovers, and Allen was successful with that today, having the biggest play of the game. At the start of the third quarter, Brady had the ball with 14:30 minutes left in the quarter, second-and-17 at about the 10-yard line with the Patriots leading 21-10. Allen stepped up for an interception for a Jets’ return touchdown. This play allowed the Jets to get back into the game and make it 21-17 at the top of the third quarter.

Allen is in his second year with the Jets and this was his most outstanding game. Allen was drafted in the seventh round with the overall 242nd pick in the NFL draft. He finished the game with five total tackles,  four assisted, one interception, one touchdown and three passes deflected. Allen has planted himself among the Jets’ legends with this play and everyone will remember the day Allen picked off Brady and took it to the end zone. Everyone has always said, Rex Ryan is a defensive specialist. With Ryan’s selection of Allen in the draft he continued with that title bestowed upon him. Allen keeps playing like a real Jet.

Alfred Epps is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter @mralfredepps or add him to your network on Google

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