The NY Jets were blown out by what was essentially the San Francisco 49ers’ backups in Week 2.
The NY Jets went into their Week 2 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers fresh off an embarrassing showing in their season opener.
And from the very first play, it became apparent that nothing had changed within that week.
49ers’ running back Raheem Mostert took a zone toss 80 yards to the house on the very first play from scrimmage. It was a sign of things to come for both the Jets’ defense and offense later that day.
Injuries were the story of the afternoon, not just in this game, but around the NFL. The 49ers already entered the day without the likes of George Kittle, Richard Sherman, Deebo Samuel, and Dee Ford and Sunday brought about more devastating injuries.
Star defensive end Nick Bosa left early with what is likely a torn ACL and he was joined just a few plays later by fellow defensive lineman Solomon Thomas who was also carted off after hurting his knee.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the aforementioned Mostert both left at halftime and didn’t return as well. But the 49ers weren’t alone in their injury woes.
At one point, the Jets were down to just two healthy receivers following injuries to both Chris Hogan and Breshad Perriman. They also lost center Connor McGovern, starting cornerback Quincy Wilson, and multiple others throughout the day.
Yet, despite playing against what was essentially the 49ers’ backups with Nick Mullens leading the way, the Jets were completely blown out falling by a final score of 31-13 helped out by, once again, a garbage-time touchdown.
The offense was pathetic settling for screens and passes out to the flats despite the fact that the 49ers were down their top cornerback and later their starting nickel corner.
The blame must fall on NY Jets’ head coach Adam Gase for yet another embarrassing loss.
Head coach Adam Gase must shoulder the brunt of the blame for this loss and the state of the team as a whole. At this point, it’s impossible to argue that the Jets aren’t the worst team in the NFL.
Both the offense and defense look like bottom-five units and that’s likely being too optimistic.
Something needs to change. Everything needs to change.
The Jets are a bad football team that appears destined for an 0-16 season based on what we’ve seen through two weeks.
There is no sugarcoating this. The Jets are the worst team in the NFL and it isn’t close.