The Situation: The Jets, clinging to a 13-7 lead, took over at their 29-yard line, looking for a long, time-consuming possession to secure the victory. Ivory was in the game because he's their late-game, ball-control back, a 220-pound bruiser who can wear down a defense. Tired defenders tend to shy away from Ivory because of his powerful and violent running style.
What Happened: Working out of a three-receiver set, Geno Smith handed to Ivory on a basic zone play. The Raiders read the play, slanting to their right. Ivory made a nice cutback at the point of attack, hitting a hole created by right guard Willie Colon, who blocked rookie defensive tackle Justin Ellis out of the play.
Ivory got to the second level, received a nice block from right tackle Breno Giacomini and made another nifty cutback to the right. He broke a couple of tackles and displayed his better-than-advertised speed. He got carried away, making a celebratory pointing gesture around the 35-yard line -- and almost got caught from behind. Yeah, that would've been really embarrassing.
The entire play, start to finish, took 13 seconds. It was the longest run of Ivory's career, and tied for the second-longest scoring run in team history.
The Impact: The Jets took a 19-7 lead after a failed two-point conversion, all the cushion they needed against rookie quarterback Derek Carr.