The offense of the New York Jets has gotten off to a red-hot start as now they’re not becoming what everyone envisioned this offseason.
In their Thursday Night Football Week 2 victory over the Buffalo Bills, the New York Jets totaled 493 yards on offense. It was the most this offense has ever totaled under head coach Todd Bowles in his tenure. It’s also the fifth-highest in franchise history dating back to 1970.
The offense of the Jets continued to be red-hot as they faced their first real test of the season against the Bills. It’s no secret that they needed to get this monkey off their back and conquer a certain red demon that has been plaguing the team since 2015.
To see the Jets have an aerial attack of 370 yards with two wide receivers (Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker) hit over 100 yards receiving was such a great sight to see. The ground-and-pound running attack of the Jets’ offense was also brilliant as all running backs, led by Matt Forte, totaled 123 rushing yards.
It’s a great recipe for success if the Jets can continue this momentum and continue to field what could be a well-balanced team. If their offense plays up to this caliber and their defense continues to play their “lights out” style, this could be a team destined for the NFL Playoffs.
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The Jets’ offense also totaled an amazing 28 first downs which are a single-game high for Bowles.
As the Jets continue to get used to playing complete football in a game from start to finish, what is most impressive has been their ability to score on opening drives.
For the second consecutive week now, the Jets scored on their first possession of the game.
Ideally, touchdowns are more important than field goals. But at the end of the day, putting points up on the scoreboard is always a good thing.
The Jets scored on their first four drives against the Bills which proved too much for them to handle. The Jets defeated the Bills 37-31 and are headed in the right direction.
Overall, at least for now, the Jets showed a glimpse at what the big picture truly is for this season. With an efficient offense, the Jets can go toe-to-toe with anyone. The emergence of key offensive players has helped redeemed themselves after their season-opening loss. If they can continue to be red-hot like this, they can be a surprise team once again in 2016.