All of the players on the New York Jets roster are team players. All are an important piece in the outcome of the game.
After the big win over the Denver Broncos 34-16, there is a need to shine a much deserved spotlight on three players who made a big difference in that game.
Every fan has their favorite position; my first choice is always wide receiver. The New York Jets have had a long history of some great receivers; Wayne Chrebet, Wesley Walker, Don Maynard, Al Toon and Brandon Marshall are just a few that come to mind.
New York Jets fans are currently watching the makings of another great wide receiver, Robby Anderson. In the 2nd quarter of the Broncos game, Anderson caught a 76-yard touchdown pass, the longest in his young career.
Later on in the 2nd quarter, Anderson caught a 35-yard touchdown pass, racking up more than 100 receiving yards in the first quarter for the very first time in his career.
Jets fans haven't seen this much yardage since Brandon Marshall exploded versus the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 12, 2015.
Anderson was asked about his play after the Broncos game.
"I'm thankful to God. He blessed me," Anderson said. "I've been staying patient and working hard, but more importantly, the O-line blocked very well. Sam (Darnold) put it on the money and made it easy for me. I'm just thankful to make those plays and contributed."
Anderson was also asked about his 76-yard touchdown.
"It felt good," Anderson said. "I love big plays like that, and I feel like that play alone gave us a lot of energy, a big spark to the game."
Anderson's final stats against the Broncos were just amazing. He finished with three catches for 123 yards. The two touchdowns in one game is the second time in his career. This was his fourth 100-yard plus receiving game.
RB Isaiah Crowell played well and brought back some memories of Bruce Harper. Harper had a 78-yard touchdown run versus Atlanta in 1983.
During the second quarter, Crowell tied the Broncos game with an amazing 77-yard touchdown run on first down. This was Crowell's second longest run, just behind his 85-yard run against Baltimore in 2016.
Crowell racked up more history. Crowell now matches RB Leon Washington with two 60-yard scoring runs in the first five games of his New York Jets career.
Crowell was asked on what it meant to set the franchise record for rushing yards in a game.
"It means a lot to me," Crowell said. "Really, I just wanted to congratulate my O-line because without them, I wouldn't be able to do that. They were opening up holes all game."
Crowell was asked about the O-line.
"I have to go watch the film, but I really think they just came out to play this week," Crowell said. "I know we have a lot of talent on the offensive line, but I really feel like they put it together today and I really think they did a great job."
Kudos to Crowell. He is a real team player.
DL Leonard Williams sacked QB Case Keenum twice on third down in the second quarter, with sacks in back-to-back games. The Broncos game is the second time in his career he's had multiple sacks.
"I think the defensive line as a whole did a great job," Williams said after the game. "There were a lot of times where the quarterback (Keenun) was holding the ball for a long time and I give credit to the DB's for making the quarterback hold the ball."
That is acknowledging the defensive line has really gotten it together.
Heading into the Vikings game, the New York Jets are 3-3. Let's keep the momentum going.