Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) shake hands during the pre game warmups for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets 30 New England Patriots 27 Quick Hits

The Jets gained a measure of revenge and beat the Patriots at home to run their record to 4-3. Geno Smith stepped up big time and the defense had some timely stops. Let’s check out the quick hits:

1) Geno Smith had an up and down game but showed promise- Smith was 10/18 for 159 yards with one TD and one interception in the first half. Overall he finished 17/33 for 233 yards with one touchdown and one interception with one rushing touchdown as well. He was accurate in both the short and intermediate passing game but missed a few deep. He thrived on 3rd down where he converted his first six. The chemistry between he and Kerley and Cumberland is really developing. Kerley had eight catches on nine targets for 94 yards. David Nelson had four catches for 80 yards and Cumberland had three catches for 41 yards. Cumberland had a key drop in the end zone of a sure touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Smith was strip sacked by Chandler Jones in the 3rd quarter. Smith redeemed himself with a couple of terrific drives to take the lead in the 3rd quarter including two scrambles that were beautifully executed. Geno was able to take the clock down from 6:30 left to just over two minutes but another drop by Cumberland gave New England another chance which they used to tie the game and send it to overtime. They responded with an excellent drive aided by a NE penalty on a Jet missed field goal attempt. Folk finished it with a 40 yard field goal.

2) Except for that pick-6 he threw - As the Jets were driving for a 3rd score Smith threw into a locked up David Nelson and it was easily picked off by Logan Ryan and returned 79 yards for the touchdown. It was a crushing blow to the momentum and ended up costing them the game. The Jets can’t give up 14 point swings and expect to win.

3) Defense struggles early but rights the ship - After a 10 play 80 yard drive by Brady on New England’s 1st drive the defense held the Patriots to only one other touchdown on a very short field thanks to a long Edelman punt return in the first half. Other than a Sheldon Richardson/Calvin Pace sack late in the half there had been no pass rush and Brady has had all day to throw. That had to change. It did in the 3rd quarter. Coples with a strip sack to start the 2nd half. Wilkerson and Harrison also had second half sacks. Antonio Allen with a pick 6 to get the Jets back in the game in the 3rd quarter. On the next possession Demario Davis stuffed Ridley on 3rd and short to force a punt.  Antonio Allen did a much better than expected job on Gronkowski having 3 big pass breakups and a pick-6. Game on the line two minutes remaining Jets up 3 ball on the Patriots own 16. Great defenses win the game. Good defenses lose it. The Jets defense was too passive and it almost cost them the game. They were forced into overtime.

Sep 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) makes a pass under pressure by New York Jets inside linebacker DeMario Davis (56) during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

4) Offensive line gets mixed reviews - The offensive line did a spectacular job giving Geno Smith a ton of time in the passing game in the first half. Despite two sacks against Geno had plenty of time on most plays to go through his progressions. In the second half back to back sacks took the Jets out of field goal range. The running game hasn’t gotten going only 3.4 yards per rush and was not able to convert a 3rd and 1 that would have extended a drive. They had to control the line of scrimmage to control time of possession and keep the defense fresh for the 4th quarter. Marty Mornhinweg deserves credit for sticking with the run to give the offense balance even when it wasn’t working. The rushing offense was still able to rack up over 150 yards and took over in overtime. Ivory had 104 yards on 31 carries.

5) Special teams terrible – Both Ryan Quigley’s low short punts and some awful kick coverage allowed Julian Edelman to flip field position all by himself. He had two long returns including a 38 yarder that set up a Patriot touchdown. Nick Folk was spotless on field goals and extra points but his kickoffs were short and returnable. Cribbs has started to prove valuable as a punt returner.

6) Penalty struggles rear their ugly head once again - four offsides penalties (one declined), one illegal substitution, and one defensive holding in the first half. All except for the defensive holding penalty were preventable pre-snap penalties. Willie Colon had a huge false start in the 3rd quarter. Douzable had an offsides in the 3rd quarter and Austin Howard had a false start in the 4th. Stephen Hill was called for offensive pass interference on a deep ball he caught for a 50 yard touchdown.


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  • Paul Newbold

    Sorry I missed it! Wedding Anniversary party of an old friend. Great win for this team! Go Jets!!

    • Frank Antonelli

      I bet you never miss a loss!

      • Paul Newbold

        Frank, just don’t read my posts. I’m about sick of your comments. The Jet Press should be too. You’re insulting, and rude.

        • Frank Antonelli

          A little sensitive aren’t we. Usually means that the point has hit home. I’ve noticed your posts increase dramatically after a loss versus a win.

          • Paul Newbold

            Again, you’ve labeled me as a “hater”. I love the Jets, I’ve been a fan for decades. I was a season ticket owner at Shea, much like my father was. I grew up as a boy living and breathing Jets football. I’ve supported this team as I always have in the past. I’ve called for patience with Geno Smith as other called for his benching. I’ve pointed out its short comings, but that’s analytic,not hating. I haven’t posted much this week because I didn’t get to see the game due to prior obligations. I rarely miss a game and always root for a Jet victory. We differ in opinion on some things involving the Jets organization, and that is fine. Your constant attacks on my posts, and labeling me as a “hater”, I find offensive! I’m happily surprised at their record thus far, and wishing for them more success for the rest of the season. The team still has some serious holes to address before making a run at a superbowl, and I choose to point them out, instead of ignoring them. I’m a Jet fan, not a cheerleader.

          • Frank Antonelli

            Wow you are being way too sensitive. I never said you were a hater just a negative poster who seemed to post more during losses than wins since they seemed to prove your point that this team was full of “serious holes”. This year has proven you WRONG!!!!!

  • Frank Antonelli

    Always quiet when the Jets win! All the haters and doubters know where they can go! GO JETS!

  • Frank Antonelli

    Guess who is in place to be the first wildcard team! Eat crow you haters! GO JETS!

  • Frank Antonelli

    Hey guys, check these stats out:

    (1) First Downs: Jets 27 Patsies 21

    (2) Penalties: Jets 9-45 Patsies 7-100 (funny people complaining about Jet

    (3) Time of Possession: Jets 46:13 Patsies 23:40

    (4) Total NET Yards: Jets 383 Patsies 295

    (5) Third Down Conversions: Jets 11-21 Patsies 1-12

    And all you hear is that the Jets were lucky to win! The haters keep on hating! GO JETS!

  • Frank Antonelli

    Asked re: Gronk’s first game back, Belichick said: “I don’t know. I’ll have to look at the film.”

    If Rex had said that the media would be saying that he wasn’t watching the game.


    (1) Rex has more playoff wins than Belacheat during the time he’s been HC of NYJ.

    (2) Rex’s defenses have been ranked higher than Belacheat’s defenses every year he’s
    been HC of NYJ, despite the fact that Belacheat is a supposed defensive genius!

    (3) Rex has beaten Belacheat four times in five years, more than any other time in the league.

    (4) If Rex had Brady and Belacheat had Sanchez, the Jets would have won multiple Super Bowls and Belacheat would have finished last at least twice and have lost every game against the Jets.

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