EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Geno Smith had 34 seconds on the clock and the confidence of a seasoned veteran.
With the game on the line for the New York Jets, the rookie quarterback insisted to teammates they still could win. He was right.
"I just went out there," Smith said, "and told those guys it's never over."
Trailing 17-15, Smith scrambled for 10 yards and was shoved while he was out of bounds by David. The 15-yard penalty put the ball at the Buccaneers' 30-yard line and Folk won it.
"Man, oh man," coach Rex Ryan said. "We talk about a resilient group, and we certainly have it. We fought all the way to the end. One team, one fight, well, there it is.
"Holy cow. Man, I mean, we'll take it. There's no question."
"If there's time on the clock, I expect us to go out there and execute," Smith said. "And that's what we did today."
"I don't know what to say," David said. "They called a flag. I guess I hit him out of bounds. Everybody told to me to keep my head up. All the guys in here were very supportive."
Added Bucs coach Greg Schiano: "It was a good job by (Smith), walking the tightrope and getting hit. It's smart, a good play. Lavonte plays at a high speed and plays all out. Unfortunately, that got him that time."
It put the ball on the Bucs' 30-yard line.
"You just kick it like an extra point," Folk said he was thinking. "Make it look like every other kick."
Smith, starting with Mark Sanchez out with a shoulder injury, had a fumble that led to a score and an interception, but was mostly solid. He went 24 of 38 for 256 yards with a touchdown to Winslow. Smith also led New York with 47 yards rushing.
"I love playing with a team like this because you don't have to go out there and try to be Superman," Smith said. "You just go out there and just play football, execute and be smart with the ball."
"I felt good, getting back out there and doing what I love to do," Revis said. "I was more excited being out there with my teammates. They've been anxious. I've been anxious. It was a great feeling."
Folk kicked a 30-yard field goal for a 15-14 lead with 5:05 left, capping a 14-play drive that was kept alive by a defensive holding call on Leonard Johnson.
NOTES: Tampa Bay was called for five penalties in the first quarter, including two in a row for trying to call timeout. The Buccaneers finished with 13 penalties, including David's game-changing late hit. ... Foster had two of the Bucs' five sacks. ... The NFL announced before the game that Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2.
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