NY Jets: Spirits should not be broken


The NY Jets were unable to beat the New England Patriots in a huge Week 7 test but their spirits should not be broken since there is still much football ahead.

The NY Jets when one thinks about it, were just a few plays away from making a definitive statement in the AFC East this past week. Had just a few plays gone in their favor, the Jets would be sitting on top of the division at this very moment. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.

Despite it being a close game at one point, the Jets fell short and lost to the Patriots 30-23 but Gang Green can take away many positives. It was the first game that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick didn’t throw an interception in as he totaled 295 passing yards and 2 touchdowns on 22 completions. Their defense played well but lost to the better team on Sunday.

The Patriots knew exactly how to beat the Jets since their game plan revolved around quarterback Tom Brady. They knew with the Jets’ defensive line, they wouldn’t have much success trying to run the football against a team that has done a terrific job stopping it so it was best to beat them through the air with their future Hall of Famer. 

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The fact that the Patriots threw for about 90% of the game proves that they will beat any team coming their way by sticking to a customized strategy all the way until the very end.

It worked because once they got everything clicking on all cylinders in the 4th quarter, it was game over for the Jets.

Oct 25, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) carries the ball in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

This was truly a tough loss to swallow considering that the Jets were the only team the Patriots have faced that gave them a run for their money. They had the Patriots trailing at one point but again, the best of the best will always find a way to leave victorious. Good news is, the spirits of this 2015 version of the Jets should definitely not be broken.

I love the fighting spirit this team has as they know how to course adjust well and keep the wheels moving. Thanks to the Media Relations Department of the Jets, they sent us here at The Jet Press a transcript on what head coach Todd Bowles had to say about this tough loss. Here’s one quote that stood out the most for me:

On if there are any concerns that tilted the game after looking back on the game…

Nothing in particular. I thought it was a hard-fought game and they made two or three more plays than we made in the end. We made some plays, we just didn’t make enough. I thought we fought as hard as we could fight, we just made some little mistakes on both sides of the ball, as well as on special teams, that cost us the game. We just have to clean them up.

Bowles hit the nail right on the head as this team took the Patriots head on and almost beat them. They fought hard and played a good game but in the end, they definitely left some points on the board that caught up to them. They didn’t get embarrassed like in the past but left with their heads held up high since there is still plenty of football left to play. Now, the focus shifts to their upcoming road game against the Oakland Raiders and continue the fight throughout the rest of the season.

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