New York Jets: Week 7 Earning Their Wings
Last night, the Jets fell to the New England Patriots to drop their season record to 1-6. Despite the 27-25 loss, the Jets did remind the world that they do have the capability to play, and stay competitive in, an NFL football game. Turn the page and let’s hand out the “wings” for this week.
Oct 16, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA.New York Jets running backChris Ivory
(33) runs with ball against New England Patriots strong safetyPatrick Chung
(23)l during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
CHRIS IVORY: The “Kracken” was back to his old, grinding, self, after a tough week last week. You know my saying by now, Ivory ran like “he was mad at the grass”. 21 carries for 107 yards and one touchdown was a dominating effort. The Jets netted over 200 yards rushing, and Chris Ivory led the way.
Oct 16, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets quarterbackGeno Smith
(7) walks to the sideline as they take on the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
GENO SMITH: Geno Smith played a far better game last night. He was 20-34 for 226 yards and one touchdown, no interceptions. He added seven rushes for 37 yards. The numbers don’t tell the story completely as to the step forward that Geno Smith took last night.
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He made good decisions, threw the ball away when he had to. He tucked it away and ran when he needed to as well. Geno didn’t turn the ball over even once, and he gave the Jets a chance to win in the end. Isn’t that what we want out of our young signal caller?
Oct 16, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets kickerNick Folk
(2) kicks field goal against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
NICK FOLK: Nick Folk was there for the Jets last night when they stalled in the red zone to the tune of four field goals, keeping the Jets within striking distance all night long. Yes he had the kick blocked in the end, but we all know the daunting task a 58 yard field goal is at any time. It has to be lower, hence the increased chance of the block.