No need to really lead into this. Jets lose 49-19, here are the grades:
QUARTERBACK:C- As far as pure numbers, Mark had an OK day if you started him on your fantasy team, as he did go 26-36 passing for 301 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. But the one INT was another that made us scratch our heads, because it was deep in Patriots territory, just outside of the redzone. He still makes horrible decisions with the football, especially down deep. It’s mind boggling how these things continue. And then, the fumble was just ridiculous. Whomever was at fault, it was a broken play. FALL DOWN ON THE FOOTBALL! Don’t try to make something out if it. Who are you, Randall Cunningham? Stop it. Don’t fall into a big offensive lineman’s behind, and drop the football. Dumb!
RUNNING BACKS:B- The running game was actually pretty good, while it was still viable. Shonn Greene actually ran for over 5 yards per carry, with 14 carries for 71 yards on the night. As a team, the Jets actually ran for over 4 yards per carry, but they couldn’t continue running the ball once they fell too far behind. Shonn did fumble once, but that really was as good as a punt, and the play call was terrible. Earth to Tony Sparano, Vince Wilfork is in the middle of that defensive line. Run right to him a few more times, maybe it will work. But all in all, the RB’s played well, they just weren’t a viable option for very long.
WIDE RECEIVERS AND TIGHT ENDS:C An average game was had by this group. Despite being a game-time decision, Jeremy Kerley led the way with 7 reception out of 10 targets for 86 yards. Keller got into the act late, and ended the game with 5 catches for 64 yards and a late, garbage time TD. They didn’t have any drops to speak of, but there were no dominant, “take over the game” performances, so they earn the C.
OFFENSIVE LINE:B- The offensive line was decent. The running game did a decent job like we said before, and some of that credit has to go to the offensive line. Mark Sanchez was sacked twice, and took some decent shots. However, he did have time to make other throws, and had decent “numbers” to show for it. The offensive line played a decent game last night.
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