The New York Jets fell 20-12 to the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 to drop to 1-1. It was a sloppy game all around for Gang Green but Quincy Enunwa shined against Miami.
After opening the season with an impressive 48-17 win against the Detroit Lions, the New York Jets crashed back down to earth on Sunday. The Jets fell to the Miami Dolphins 20-12 in their home opener at MetLife Stadium. It was a sloppy game all around for Gang Green, bringing their record to 1-1.
Missed opportunities, miscommunication, and penalties all played a factor in the Jets falling short to their AFC East rival. The Jets were down 20-0 at halftime but fought back to make it a one-score game late in the fourth quarter. However, a 3rd and 19 conversion by the Dolphins ultimately put the game away.
There weren’t a lot of standout players for the Jets, but wide receiver Quincy Enunwa was the best player on the field for the Jets on Sunday. Enunwa finished with seven catches for 92 yards and is this week’s Jets Player of the Game.
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Enunwa made a number of acrobatic catches and helped move the chains for the Jets on their scoring drives. Enunwa almost had his second touchdown of the season at the end of the first half but a miscommunication between himself and Sam Darnold did away with that opportunity.
Enunwa was wide open in the back corner of the end zone but Darnold was being pressured and decided to throw the ball away before he could focus on him.
Although Darnold missed Enunwa on a huge opportunity to score before the half, Enunwa is quickly becoming the go-to wide receiver for the rookie quarterback. Through two games, Enunwa has 13 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown.
Enunwa stressed that the team needs to watch the film and quickly refocus to take on the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland on Thursday night. Take the season one game at a time and improve as the season goes along. Here is what Enunwa had to say to reporters according to the New York Jets 360 Communications team:
“We came out flat, we came out too slow. We had turnovers, penalties, all those things. It just didn’t help our game. We are better than that so we just have to look forward to next week. This game is over with. We just have to watch the film and move on.”
Fans may be worried that this will be the “same old Jets” this season but they need to put things into perspective. The Jets are 1-1, there will be growing pains with a rookie quarterback, and that there is a lot of football left to be played. If the Jets are to continue growing into playoff contenders, they need to win road games on a short week. They will have that opportunity on Thursday in Cleveland.