NY Jets: Offense is starting to soar
The NY Jets are putting the pieces together on offense and they have been soaring past opponents. Will it be enough to beat the New England Patriots this week?
The NY Jets have been known to not come out of their bye week well and tend to lose those games right after a week of rest. However, with Todd Bowles taking over the team, many fans and analysts sat back and waited to see how this team would look come their Sunday game versus the Washington Redskins.
Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Jets to undo what former coach Rex Ryan has done in the past. In games following the bye, the then former coach who had a 1-5 record seemed to be unable to produce after a week of rest. The biggest thing that differs from Ryan’s previous teams compared to Bowles is that the offense has been able to hold their own and truly put points up when it matters most.
With the defense firing on all cylinders, the Jets looked to prove they can indeed continue the momentum. The Jets showed off their new team in a way that truly showed that this team is one to be feared. The offense seemed to have a couple hiccups in the beginning of the game having both top wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker getting stripped and giving up the ball and having starting quarterback Fitzpatrick give up an early interception.
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The team by the end of the half were losing 13-7 and it looked like the curse was still on the Jets about winning a game after the bye.
However, Todd Bowles who has shown that he has one quality that Ryan never had, was able to overcome adversity. His halftime adjustments have been spot on each and every game.
The Jets seem to go into the half looking good or decent and come out flying and take over the game. This game was no different. At half, the Jets were losing 13-7 and by the end of the third quarter, were leading the Redskins 27-13. By the end of the game, the Jets had taken the game away from the Redskins and pulled away with a 34-20 win.
Oct 18, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) prepares to throw the ball against the Washington Redskins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
This is the second game this season the Jets have led with a 21-point lead in two games this season and are truly showing their dominance with their newly fixed offense. They also outscored their opponents a total of 34-0 in the third quarter this season. One of the key pieces to this impressive offense is Marshall. During the game, he became just the second Jets’ receiver to have 4 straight 100 yard games. He joins the company of legend Don Maynard.
The Jets were dominate in the game especially with star running back Chris Ivory showing teams what he’s made of running for a total of 146 yards and a touchdown. Fitzpatrick finished the game 19-26, 253 YDS, 2 TD and 1 INT. If the Jets continue their amazing play, they will continue to dominate teams in their schedule.
The true test of course comes this Sunday against the New England Patriots. If they can pull this game out and dominate the score it will prove that they are a team to worry about for the rest of the season. By this time next week we could be looking at a team that is 5-1 on the season and already beat their last season record with 10 games to go in the season. Talk about soaring!
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