The New York Jets lost a tough one in Week 6 against the New England Patriots as here are the takeaways from this game.
The New York Jets took a step back in development in Week 6 as they lost to the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium with the final score of 24-17. From the start of the second half and to the end of the game, the Jets had a shot to stun the Patriots but stumbled through in key situations.
Looking at the offensive side of the football, the turnovers were costly errors that stalled the Jets offense from getting any points on the board. After starting off strong, the Jets offense went 3 and out a lot and made the defense be on the field longer.
With the loss, the Jets are now 3-3 and will need to regroup and prepare for the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. In this game, there were a lot of things that as a fan you shake your head.
Now, let’s take a deeper look and break down the top five takeaways from this Week 6 matchup.
Next: 5. Offense struggles after a strong start
5. Offense struggles after a strong start
Just like last week, the Jets looked completely lost in the second half and couldn’t establish consistent drives.
The Jets established 408 yards of total offense which is nothing to be ashamed of. They had multiple penalties in the game and three of the six were on the offensive side of the football.
The offensive play calling in the second half wasn’t mixed up which is frustrating to see under new offensive coordinator John Morton. When the run game was not working he should have just stuck with the passing game. The offense in the second half needed to stay on the field longer to give a rest to the defense which ultimately led them to lose what was a close contest against the Patriots.
Next: 4. Defense is unable to establish any consistent pressure
4. Defense is unable to establish any consistent pressure
Sunday’s game was just hard to watch due to the defensive line of the Jets bringing no pressure at all against quarterback Tom Brady. As the game went on, Brady was making fools of the Jets secondary.
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Brady threw for 257 yards and looked like he was having a grand old-time against the Jets defense. The Patriots were 2 for 3 in the red zone and the Jets were unable to do much against them as they scored at will in the second half.
The defensive line was supposed to be amongst the best in the NFL for how athletic they are, and they again don’t even come close to looking like it. They don’t bring consistent pressure and they were embarrassed by too many missed assignments.
The offense of the Patriots dropped 375 yard of total yards which tells you nothing changed from previous weeks. Like always, it is frustrating to watch and you keep saying it’s the “Same Old Jets” when it comes to the lack of effort and execution from their defensive line.
Next: 3. Secondary couldn't stop a runaway train
3. Secondary couldn’t stop a runaway train
Just like in the beginning of the season, the Jets had a horrific performance when it came to their defensive secondary which is very frustrating to watch. Three costly penalties and too many missed coverages allowed the Patriots receivers and tight end to get open.
Clearly, the secondary of the Jets has major work ahead of them before they can play a full solid game once again. Otherwise, outstanding quarterbacks will continue to pick them apart week in and week out.
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Obviously, it’ll take some time for the secondary to work as a cohesive unit, but yet again they’re lacking the fundamentals of coverage, sticking to assignments, and execution.
Next: 2. Offensive line falters for a third straight week
2. Offensive line falters for a third straight week
The weakest part of the team coming into the season was the offensive line. Sunday, it showed big time as the offensive line didn’t get any penetration to drive back defenders.
They aren’t communicating in who needs to block and when a blitz is happening at any point. The offensive line was not able to contain the Patriots defensive pressure which allowed them to cash in on the Jets mistakes. They also had very costly penalties brought on themselves which hurt drives.
The inexperience on the line and whoever the quarterback is could get hurt very easily. For now, they’re very inconsistent and at the end of the day, they need to get it together before eventually, one of the younger quarterbacks on the roster takes their spot to prove their worth.
Next: 1. Controversial call that has many people in shock
1. Controversial call that has many people in shock
Late in the fourth quarter, Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught a pass and hit the pylon for what we thought was a touchdown. After the play was reviewed they decided to call it a touchback and gave the football back to the Patriots.
That had to be one of the worst calls ever seen in all of professional football. They said he lost possession of the football and never gained it back in time when he clearly did. He had the football pinned against his chest.
That was a very controversial call that probably changed the outcome of the game. As a Jets fan, you get frustrated because of how tough of a game it was that Gang Green could have actually won since again, it was close. Many people other than Jets fans have voiced their opinions in disgust because of the call that was made.