Jets 26 – Bengals 10, Post Game Thoughts

By Marc A. Greenberg

Trailing at halftime, a horrible INT, and too many penalties.  This could have been the loss of the season.

Thankfully, Brad Smith is a New York Jet.

a 53 yard reverse hand-off run and a 89 yard kick return for a TD (in which Smith had his shoe kicked off at the 50) highlighted the Jets 26 – 10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.  Smith would end up with over 200 all purpose yards last night.

With the victory, the Jets are 9-2 (best record since 1986) and will face the New England Patriots (9-2) in 10 days (Dec 6) on Monday Night.

Rough night for the offense, but the Jets defense stepped up, putting pressure on Carson Palmer and shutting down Cedric Benson.  Three sacks, including a safety by Trevor Pryce, and 2 INTs.

The only problem we saw with the defense was again covering the TE and 3rd WR.  You better believe Tom Brady will be exploiting that.

Santonio Holmes again.  Another TD for Holmes, this time after the Jets recovered a punt that apparently went off a Bengals player.  For some reason, Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis didn’t challenge the play (which was the turning point of the game).  If you were at the game, it seemed like Lewis couldn’t find the red challenge flag.  It will be interesting to see what Lewis says today of the decision.