Trailing 17–0 late in the second quarter, Marshall attempted to pitch the football backwards to tight end Jeff Cumberland after a gain of 15 yards. The ball deflected off a defender, and the Eagles recovered.
On the ensuing drive, Philadelphia drove down the field to take a 24–0 lead.
“Oh my gosh,” Marshall told reporters. “Wrong time to gamble. I was pressing. Trying to make a play but can’t do that. That was probably [the] worst play in NFL history.”
Marshall atoned for his error on the next drive, catching a 16-yard touchdown pass with six seconds remaining in the half. He finished the game with 10 grabs for 109 yards.
The Jets stand at 2–1 after the loss, tied with the Bills for second place in the AFC East. They take on Miami in London next weekend.
- Kenny Ducey