New York Jets Are Tied For Worst Record In NFL
The Jets lost another game this week. They didn’t do it in blowout fashion, but they found another way to lose a ball game! They fell to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in overtime, dropping their record to 2-11 for the year. That’s about all I have to say about this week’s game, it wasn’t played well by either team, and I had a hard time sitting through that yawner!!
Dec 7, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh on the sideline against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
With the loss on Sunday though, the Jets did manage to up their stock in the draft however. The loss dropped them into a four-way tie for the worst record in the NFL. As of today , the New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Oakland Raiders all stand at 2-11 and vying for the first pick in the 2015 draft. The Oakland Raiders beat the San Francisco 49ers to join the rest of the teams at the 2-11 mark. The victory for the Raiders also likely sealed the fate of Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco. It has been rumored recently that the Jets have an interest in Harbaugh if he were to be released. Coincidentally, Harbaugh is rumored to be of interest to the Raiders as well. It is anyone’s guess where Harbaugh lands next season, as he is still under contract with the 49ers through next season.
Nov 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright (13) makes a catch against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Next Sunday the Jets face the Tennessee Titans on the road in Tennessee. I mention this game only for those rooting for the Jets to “lose out” to gain a higher position in the draft. I’ve said it before, but I think it’s ridiculous to want to see your team lose games for the purpose of upgrading their draft status. But down that path of thinking, the Jets now hold the “disadvantage” of having beaten the Raiders, meaning if they wind up with identical records at season’s end, the Raiders would own the first pick. If you’re one of those fans hoping for the worst record in the NFL at season’s end, then you surely don’t want to win this Sunday!!
Jan 29, 2013, New Orleans, LA, USA; NFL former quarterback Boomer Esiason at the CBS sports Super Bowl XLVII press conference at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
It has been a while since the Jets were this bad. Last year’s team was highly disappointing, but I don’t think anyone thought this team would be this bad at this point in the season! Many of us predicted a less than spectacular finish, but 2-11? This team has been badly coached, and the players haven’t executed well. Overall, I think most fans would agree the Jets have had a dismal year. Historically they have only finished a season with less wins one time, a 1-15 record in 1996 under Rich Kotite! They can match the three win teams in franchise history by beating the Titans on Sunday though. Several Jets teams finished the season with three wins; including the 1995,1975,1976, and 1977 Jets.
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They could also make it to four wins on the season, matching teams from 2007, 2005, 1992, 1989, 1980, and 1970. If they were to win out they would match teams with five wins in a season, those teams would be; the 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1965 versions. It’s been a tough year for Jets fans, but not as bad as other years we have endured! As the Jets fan motto goes, “We’ll get them next year!” Stay faithful fans, it should go up from here!!
Not much to speak of this week. Another loss in the books. My eyes are set on the future, the results from here on out are insignificant. I’ll watch the final 3 games, trying to get a peek at some of the younger players. The off-season promises to be full of headlines, things will need to change in this organization, and change makes for headlines. It promises to be an interesting off-season. So I thought maybe we could discuss what you guys feel needs to be done to turn the Jets around. Let’s talk Jets football!!