Corey Davis’ Jets breakout keyed by Jamison Crowder

Corey Davis admitted the obvious this week: He was adjusting to being the focal point of the Jets’ offense, the player teams look to limit.

That changed somewhat on Sunday. Jamison Crowder’s return meant more one-on-one opportunities.

“Jamison was a huge piece in today’s win,” said Davis, who signed a three-year, $37.5 million deal to join the Jets in the offseason. “For him to come back and handle business like he did, was huge for us.”

Davis made the most of the extra space he was afforded, catching four passes on seven targets for 111 yards and a long touchdown from Zach Wilson in the Jets’ 27-24 overtime victory over his former team, the Titans.

With Crowder — the Jets’ leading receiver the previous two seasons — back in the slot catching seven passes for 61 yards, Davis was able to get loose on the perimeter after managing just seven receptions for 49 yards the previous two games. The highlight was a 53-yard touchdown catch that gave the Jets a 24-17 lead with 9:06 remaining, a Wilson bomb that found Davis between two defenders in the end zone. The two had come close to hitting on big plays the last two weeks. The time, they connected.

Corey Davis was able to take advantage of more one-on-one matchups with Jamison Crowder back in the lineup.
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“He’s been good at that, just keeping the play alive,” Davis said. “That’s what he did there. He said go deep. So I listened. It was a great ball, a real good ball.”

It was an ominous start for Davis and the Jets. He dropped a pass, his fourth of the young season, that would’ve gone for a first down, and fell down on a Wilson interception. But Davis rebounded to make some big catches and help the Jets win their first game of the season. The fact it came against his old team made it that much sweeter.

“It feels great,” Davis said. “I was quiet this week. I just didn’t want to make it bigger than what it is, because honestly it was the next game, and one that we needed regardless if I was there previously or not.

“But it definitely feels good to beat your old team.”


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