Stevie Johnson Mocks Plax Shooting, But Jets’ Burress Gets Last Laugh

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Whenever anyone mentions the Buffalo Bills being a young, rebuilding team, they can point to Sunday’s 28-24 loss to the Jets as Exhibit A.

The Bills (5-6) dropped their fourth straight game and, in the process, probably bobbled away their playoff chances. They had dropped passes, ridiculous penalties, a botched squib kick and showed a general lack of maturity.

Case in point: a 15-yard excessive celebration flag on receiver Stevie Johnson.

Johnson caught a 5-yard TD pass, got up and mocked being shot in the thigh, clearly making fun of Jets receiver Plaxico Burress, who served 20 months in prison for shooting himself in the leg in a nightclub in 2008 while he was with the Giants.

Johnson then ran to the left side of the end zone mocking the “flight” celebration the Jets often use after scoring, and fell to the ground, getting called for excessive celebration on the play that gave Buffalo a 14-7 lead.

Listen: Burress on Johnson’s antics

That penalty was enforced on the kickoff and helped the Jets score the tying touchdown.

“It was very stupid of me going through that,” Johnson said, “and I feel like I cost our team the win by doing that. It was a bad decision.”

Now compare that to Burress’ celebration when the big receiver caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in the back of the end zone to tie it at 14 with 1:03 left in the half. Plax simply bowed to the crowd and ran to the stands and handed the ball to his son Elijah, as he always does after scoring receptions.

“I’ve seen worse, and I’ve heard worse,” Burress said of Johnson’s antics. “So, it doesn’t bother me at all. The result I’m looking at is we won the football game, and he turned around and dropped three wide-open balls to lose it for his team.”

Burress also made a spectacular catch to set up the winning TD.

Facing a third-and-11 from the Bills 36, he made a brilliant one-handed grab for 18 yards. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez quickly ran a quarterback sneak and then, on the next play, rolled out to his right and found Santonio Holmes alone in the right corner of the end zone.

“I don’t know if words could do it any justice,” Sanchez said. “It was a big-time catch in a crucial situation.”

Your thoughts on Johnson’s Plax-themed celebration? Sound off below…

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  • J.Rock

    Stevie Johnson is a clown, but he made Revis look even worse……

  • Kevin

    Plax showed maturity with this. He should be commended.

  • Mike

    Stevie Johnson is proof that the NFL should now be known as the GFL, Ghetto Football League. Nomesayin???

    • Russ in PA

      Don’t forget the Eagles Desean Jackson and his BS at the Giant game last week. Thugs all around the NFL.

  • Drew7023

    I love how everyones acting like it was his fault that the jets scored after that and no ones bringing up the kicker botching the kickoff and giving the jets the ball at the 35 yard line.

  • TSJ

    Nobody deserves to be made fun of more than Plax, so that is always welcome in my book. It’s also funny when arrogance is followed by incomepetence so S. Johnson gets a “+” from me too. Win/win!

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