NY Jets: Team dominates despite early mistakes
The NY Jets (4-1) get a much needed win over the Washington Redskins (2-4) with a 34-20 victory despite some early mistakes.
The NY Jets got off to a sloppy start with their first play from scrimmage being an Eric Decker fumble which would just be the start of a triplet of turnovers in the first half for Gang Green. For a team that has taken care of the football all season long, it was disappointing to say the least coming fresh off the bye week.
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The Washington Redskins took advantage turning those 3 turnovers from the Jets into 13 points, their only points in the first half. For the Jets, Chris Ivory was a bell cow (surprise, surprise) and truly continued the aggression he’s been bringing to the table.
With a combination of pounding the rock and getting involved in the passing game with some screens, Ivory was once again a catalyst on offense.
Todd Bowles gave his team an earful at halftime and apparently it paid off as the Jets came out soaring in the 2nd half, scoring 17 unanswered points in the third quarter to take a 27-13 lead. Fueled by Darrelle Revis‘ third interception of the season and an incredible touchdown catch and run by Brandon Marshall, the Jets course-corrected and were able to seal the deal to end the game with a victory.
Oct 18, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles looks on prior to the third quarter against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
The Jets have now matched their total wins from last season (4-12) and with this win they’ve proven that this isn’t the same ‘ole Jets. Coming off of a bye week the Jets easily could have let this be a trap game, but they didn’t and got an important win over the Redskins.
Everyone knows what comes next, a much anticipated match-up next week with the New England Patriots in Foxborough with first place in the division on the line. This will easily be the biggest game of the season for the Jets to see if they can truly beat one of the best teams playing in the NFL today.
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