The NY Jets were blown out by the Indianapolis Colts in their third straight embarrassing loss.
The NY Jets are the worst team in the NFL. This is a statement that many knew going into Week 3 but it’s one that bears repeating after another embarrassing loss, this time at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts.
The Jets lost their third straight game to open the season falling by a final score of 36-7 to the now 2-1 Colts. For the third consecutive week, the Jets looked lifeless on both offense and defense.
Perhaps they were competent for the first quarter of the game, but after that, it was more of the same. The Jets didn’t look like they belonged on the same field as their opponents. They were completely and utterly dominated on both sides of the ball.
The Colts eventually put in their backups once the game got really out of hand in the fourth quarter. Once more, the Jets were embarrassed.
There is no silver lining — no moral victory. The Jets are the worst team in the NFL, perhaps on track to being one of the worst teams in league history.
The NY Jets were embarrassed for the third consecutive game.
Sam Darnold finished the day 17-of-29 with three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. The Jets’ offensive line took a major hit when first-round rookie Mekhi Becton left early with a shoulder injury.
He would not return. His replacement, Conor McDermott, would get flagged multiple times and surrender a safety in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, the Jets continued to miss tackles on defense with Bradley McDougald among the more notable culprits. The veteran safety also exited early with an injury, the result of yet another whiffed tackle attempt.
Adam Gase is firmly on the hot seat, as he should be. With a short week ahead of a Thursday night showdown with the Denver Broncos, it’s unlikely the Jets make any moves just yet.
But if the team plays this poorly against an injury-riddled Broncos team starting Jeff Driskel at quarterback, it will be difficult not to make a change.
Change must come, but the Jets are a long way away from being competent.
The question is no longer if the Jets will win a game. It’s now become whether or not they will play competitive football at any point this season.
And based on what we’ve seen so far, it’s hard to be optimistic about their chances.