Even with that drive, the Jets defense only gave up 229 total yards and 11 first down, limiting the Broncos to 3/13 on 3rd down conversions. Which is why the play that I'm about to talk about, the one that to me was the hardest to watch, is so darned galling.
First of all, I'm not talking about Eric Smith's poor decision on Tim Tebow's touchdown run. Had he tackled Tebow (which one could argue was beyond his ability), the Broncos still would've scored a field goal, most likely setting up overtime.
If you recall, on the first play of Denver's final drive, Tebow flipped a screen pass to Eddie Royal that he ran out of the end zone to the Broncos' 13-yard line, gaining eight yards. Immediately after Royal caught the ball, Jim Leonhard threw himself at his feet, narrowly missing tackling him in the end zone. Granted, Leonhard on Royal was a matchup nightmare, but had he made that tackle, the Jets would have had a safety, the ball back and would very likely have won the game.
Which made seeing that replay after the game all the more impossible to watch.
I'm not even going to talk about the offense.
What about you? What one play kept you up at night as you replayed it over and over in your mind, wishing you could will an alternate outcome into being?