NY Jets run into a brick wall

By Paul A. Esden Jr.

The NY Jets crashed into a brick wall against the New England Patriots in a critical AFC East matchup.

The NY Jets came to a screeching halt against the New England Patriots and now for Todd Bowles and crew, it’s back to the drawing board. The game-plan heading into this one seemed to be a heavy dose of Chris Ivory, the Jets had to go to plan B pretty quickly. After Ivory’s first carry of the game, he was limping gingerly and was immediately taken out.

Ivory struggled throughout the contest, coming in and out of the lineup sporadically. His toughness will never be questioned, he powered through the injury to showoff his hands when he caught a nice touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick in the red zone early in the game.

He finished the day with 41 yards on 17 attempts well short of his rushing statistics he’s been averaging as of late. You know it’s an issue when for the majority of the game, Fitzpatrick was the leading rusher for the Jets. This is what Ivory had to say about the injury after the game:

.@ivory33 says his hamstring tightened up on the first play of the game. It began to feel looser in the second half. pic.twitter.com/9Jbx33AiNa

— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 25, 2015

For the long term sustained success of the Jets 2015 season, Ivory has to be the focal point of the offense. As we’ve seen in both Jets losses this season, when Ivory is rendered ineffective (whether by injury or poor play) the Jets lose ball games.

The Jets have the Oakland Raiders on tap next week and they’re going to have to put this Patriots loss behind them and get ready to get back on the winning side of things quickly. You have to boast a short-term memory in the National Football League, the Jets still control their own destiny with still another half of the season to go.

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