By failing to score a point in the first quarter during last week’s 27-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Jets have now gone 16 straight regular season games with scoring a point in the first quarter.
Think about that. Over the past 16 games, the Jets haven’t scored a field goal, a touchdown, a safety, nothing in the first quarter.
You’ll have to go back to October 11, 2010 in which Nick Folk booted a 25 yarder to give the Jets 3 points. The Jets opponent, the Minnesota Vikings, had Brett Favre as QB.
In his column today, Rich Cimini points out that is “an issue that needs to be rectified.”
The question that we pose to you is: Does this need to be rectified?
Consider this: The Jets have gone to back to back AFC Championship Games and QB Mark Sanchez, who looks lost and out of rhythm in the first quarter of games, somehow turns into an elite QB in the 4th quarter, when the game is at its most importance.
So do the Jets need to score in the first quarter?