New York Jets running back Bilal Powell showed incredible persistence on Sunday as he unleashed a 75-yard touchdown run against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Powell was tripped up as he got through the line and fell to the ground. Fortunately for him, he was not tripped up or touched by any opponent.
Can't touch this.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 1, 2017
It was the longest run that the Jets have experienced in more than 20 years.
Bilal Powell's 75-yard run was longest in Jets history since …
1996!!! Adrian Murrell, 78 yarder
Jets' long run last season: 35 yards
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) October 1, 2017
Certainly, the Jacksonville defense standing around as Powell fell to the ground is not a good look. There’s no doubt that those defenders will hear about that.
Still, knowing that he wasn’t touched by a defender and getting up so quickly shows incredible awareness on the part of Powell.