By Marc A. Greenberg

Well, at least you can’t blame this one on the kid.

In a must-win, playoff implication, fresh off the bye, ready to rumble game, the Jets hit the snooze bar and didn’t realize the 1pm start against the Jacksonville Jaguars actually meant the game would begin at 1pm.

Looking sloppy and down right bad, the Jets defense gave up 250 yards to the Jaguars in the first half of yesterdays 24-22 loss.

Having lost 5 0f their last 6, the Jets (4-5) head to New England next week against the 6-3 Patriots who had to business losing to the Colts Sunday night in Indy.

First half TD drives of 86, 70, and 55 yards set the tone and brought the Jets down to 4-5 and 2 games out of first place.

Say what you will about Rey Ryan and his misuse of timeouts;

Say what you will about Mark Sanchez and his underthrown ball on the first play of the game which resulted in a Jacksonville INT;

Say what you will about Braylon Edwards and his fumble and costly drop on the two pt. conversion which would have given the Jets a 24-21 lead late in the game;

This one was on the Defense.  It started early and often with Maurice Jones-Drew running for 55 yards on 5 straight runs to give the Jaguars a 7-0 lead.

Never being able to stop the Jaguars run, the Jets actually took a late lead with Thomas Jones scoring on a 1 yard rush with 5:04 remaining, to give the Jets a 22-21 lead.

The Jaguars answered with an 80 yard drive, ending with a Josh Scobee 21 yard FG to end the game.

That should not happen. Not this year. Not to this team.

With a Colts victory against the Patriots, the Jets are still only 2 games out of the division lead with the teams meeting Sunday at Foxborough, but it is hard to imagine how this team can turn around this downward spiral of a season.


Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 123 yards and became the first 100 yard rusher against the Jets this season.

Mark Sanchez was 16 of 30 for 212 yards with a TD and two INTs.