When it comes to winning football games after a bye week, the New York Jets historically tend to lose in these kinds of situations. Their Week 12 matchup at home against the Carolina Panthers isn’t looking so good, unfortunately.
Right before the New York Jets went into their Week 11 bye week, they dropped the ball in a disappointing and abysmal loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a game the Jets should have won but unfortunately, fell short when it mattered most. Now, they’re 4-6 and have to fight every step of the way and pretty much win every football game from here on out to earn a Wild Card spot.
Unfortunately, the Jets are historically bad when it comes to playing after their bye week. In an article written by Brad Perniciaro of CheatSheet War Room, he revealed some pretty interesting facts about the Jets from the past five years.
In the last five years, the Jets are 1-4 after returning from their bye week. They tend to put up a dud of a game and end up on the losing side of a matchup, regardless how much of a shot they have on paper on leaving victorious.
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In the grand scheme of things, it opens up some eyes as to how bad the Jets tend to be at a point where the majority of other teams tend to play better football. Usually, teams coming off a bye are rested, focused, and ready to correct their mistakes so far in the season while continuing to push the envelope.
Whether it’s due to a lack of a franchise quarterback or the fact that the Jets still don’t have a definitive identity as a team, they’re once again on the outside looking in. Considering that it’s Week 12 of the regular season, this is the turning point for a lot of teams who will do anything and everything to make it to the postseason by riding some serious momentum into the month of December.
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Even though the Jets have overachieved to a degree this season, the Carolina Panthers are a powerhouse of a team. Even at this point in time, it’s hard to envision the Jets beating them despite being in front of their home crowd at MetLife Stadium. Either way, it’s hard to see this Jets team breaking the trend of historically always losing after a bye week anytime soon. Sorry Jets fans, things aren’t looking so good for Gang Green heading into this matchup.