EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Jets were in big trouble, facing an embarrassing loss at home and a midseason crisis.
"We won," Jets coach Todd Bowles said flatly. "That's the biggest thing. Obviously, there were some sloppy things that we've got to clean up."
"We've got a short week," Bowles said. "We've got to turn it around and correct it overnight. It was a win. It was a good win against a gritty team and we've got to move on."
"We just didn't finish it," coach Gus Bradley said. "You look back on it, a lot of these were self-inflicted, the turnovers and the penalties at inopportune times. We did it to ourselves."
"I've got to get rid of the ball or take off and run or do something," Bortles said.
Three plays later, Marshall made his big grab in the back of the end zone that made it 28-16 with 2:41 left.
"Brandon had kind of a frustrating game in terms of not getting a lot of balls," Fitzpatrick said. "Then, he comes up with a huge play at the end."
Marshall, who had four catches for 44 yards, also recovered an onside kick and a fumble by Ivory.
Fitzpatrick had no issues with his thumb, which was injured last week at Oakland. He finished 21 of 34 for 272 yards, including touchdowns to Marshall and Eric Decker.
Not having Folk might have come into play on a fourth-and-3 for the Jets from the Jaguars 25 in the first quarter, when New York went for it rather than try for a field goal. Decker caught a 15-yard pass, setting up the first of Ivory's two TD runs - with this one putting the Jets up 14-3 with 43 seconds left in the opening quarter.
Center Nick Mangold left with a neck injury, saying it didn't respond well in the game after he was initially hurt at New England on Oct. 25.
With time winding down before halftime, New York curiously ran on three straight plays and then got just a 31-yard punt from Quigley that put the ball at the 50 for the Jaguars with 26 seconds left.
Bortles hit Allen Hurns for 20 yards and then found him again streaking away from Cromartie for a 30-yard touchdown that made it 14-10 with 14 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
With the play, Hurns increased his franchise record to six straight games with a TD reception.
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