Sunday, January 24, 2010
Edwards catches ball, Colts sleeping
INDIANAPOLIS -- New York Jets receiver Braylon Edwards dropped a would-be touchdown bomb down the left sideline that could have been costly in the first round against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He didn't make the same mistake Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Edwards silenced a record Lucas Oil Stadium crowd when he scorched Colts cornerback Jacob Lacey, cradled a long throw from rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez and went 80 yards for a touchdown to give the Jets a 7-3 lead with 14:45 left in the first half.
The play broke the Jets' postseason record for longest postseason pass play. Chad Pennington connected with Jerricho Cotchery for a 77-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots three years ago.