NY Jets drop to .500 with ugly loss to Texans

By Paul A. Esden Jr.

The NY Jets are now (5-5) on the season and it wasn’t pretty losing in a ugly fashion to the Houston Texans (5-5).

The Jets had a huge opportunity today: the Oakland Raiders (4-6) lost, the Miami Dolphins (4-6) lost and the Jets had a chance to improve their positioning in the AFC playoff race, spoiler alert… they didn’t. They lost 24-17 but the score doesn’t do the game justice.

The Jets were simply outplayed, outcoached and outlasted on Sunday vs the Texans. The Jets continued to shoot themselves in the foot with basic mistakes. Dropped catches, back breaking turnovers and silly coaching errors. To be honest, the Jets shouldn’t even be talking about the NFL Playoffs right now.

They don’t deserve it, after starting the season 4-1 and hyping expectations for this team, the Jets have dropped 4 of their last 5 and sit in the middle of the pack in the AFC. It seems that some of the critiques of this team can be copied and pasted from the past and thrown right in this week.

The Jets again had a chance with a late rally to tie or win the game and the same result, a Ryan Fitzpatrick interception. Another issue for the Jets has been situational football and that is exactly what head coach Todd Bowles seems to reference every week in his post game press conference:

“It’s about execution & understanding situational football when it needs to be played. We’re not getting it done.” pic.twitter.com/TjfroXaNBf

— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 22, 2015

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‘Not getting it done’ is an understatement, the bare essentials of the game of football is hurting the Jets and that is concerning for the longevity of their season. The Jets have 6 games to go and have to give themselves a serious look in the mirror before getting ready for a Week 12 match-up with the Miami Dolphins at home.