The opening minutes of Sunday’s divisional playoff game brought us something we hadn’t seen in quite some time: A Tom Brady interception.
Brady floated a short screen pass intended for BenJarvus Green-Ellis that landed in the hands of David Harris. Brady’s turnover ended his streak of 339 consecutive pass attempts without an interception. His last was in Week 6 against the Ravens.
The play initially looked like a pick-six for Harris and the first momentum-changing moment of the game. But he was caught from behind after an amazing effort from veteran TE Alge Crumpler, who doesn’t resemble someone who should be catching anyone from behind. Crumpler saved the potential touchdown, and the Jets failed to get anything from Brady’s interception when Nick Folk couldn’t connect on a 30-yard field goal attempt.
If points are tough to come by in this game, it will be a critical blown opportunity for the Jets.