Two weeks ago Leodis McKelvin got beat for a touchdown when Washington TE Jordan Reed from a slot position worked against him and widened his coverage before cutting inside and underneath him for an easy touchdown in a loss for the Bills. Two weeks later the New York Jets tried the same exact play hoping to be just as fortunate as Washington was. They weren’t.
Down 19-17 with just over 10 minutes to play, Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick’s pass intended for Eric Decker on a 2nd-and-10 from the 14-yard line was picked off by McKelvin for a crucial turnover.
“Yeah he made a really good play,” said Decker of McKelvin. “That was something we put in and we saw a previous team run and scored a touchdown and whether he picked it up from formation or just got a good jump. He got inside on a post route and made a big play.”
McKelvin admitted it was the same exact route Jordan Reed ran against him two weeks ago.
“Last time I widened out. This time I stayed straight, seeing it coming and jumped it and got the great reward for it,” said McKelvin. “When Decker tried to widen me out, if I widened out he could’ve gotten back up underneath me. It was pretty much the same thing that we did and noticed two weeks ago and I remembered. So you’ve got to remember what beat you two weeks ago or beat you in any other game and that is what you go with. They did it again and they paid for it.”
“I think Leodis made a nice play,” said Ryan Fitzpatrick. “He sort of read the route a little bit and Leodis did a nice job on that one. Obviously, a huge point of the game and I wish I had that one back.”
Tags: Eric Decker, Leodis McKelvin, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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