Geno Smith rolled right, darted down the sideline and stepped out of bounds, knowing he and the New York Jets needed some major help to pull off a comeback victory.
Then came a sudden shove in his shoulder.
Smith hit the ground, and so did a few yellow penalty flags.
Lavonte David was called for a personal foul for his late hit on Smith, and Nick Folk kicked a 48-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining as the Jets pulled out an improbable 18-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener Sunday.
''I was like `Holy cow! We've got a shot,''' Jets coach Rex Ryan said. ''I'll say this: The kid showed a great deal of poise. He ran for what he could, he got out of bounds, and the guy hit him out of bounds.
''It was the right call.''
It was a roller-coaster sequence for the Jets and Buccaneers in the final moments. Folk kicked a 30-yard field goal to give New York a 15-14 lead with 5:05 left, but Ryan's defense couldn't close it out. Rian Lindell kicked a 37-yard fiel...