NY Jets fall to 0-5 after another lethargic loss to the Arizona Cardinals

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The NY Jets fell to 0-5 after yet another sluggish loss, this time to the Arizona Cardinals.

The NY Jets lost again in uninspiring fashion falling to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5 by a final score of 30-10.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.

The Jets played their brand of insipid, abysmal football for four quarters and despite their opponents putting forth a lackluster showing of their own, still lost by three touchdowns.

The offense was just as bad with Joe Flacco under center as they have been with Sam Darnold. The return of Le’Veon Bell did little to freshen up a ground game that just can’t do anything. And the defense continued to show why they’re one of the worst units in the league.

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

Every Jets game is the exact same story. A horrendous roster joins forces with an inept coaching staff to produce the worst performance of the week. The Jets are the worst team in the NFL and it isn’t close.

The NY Jets once again failed on both offense and defense in Week 5.

On offense, Jamison Crowder put together another excellent game with eight catches for 116 yards and a touchdown. Crowder is being wasted on this team, but he’s clearly their most effective skill player right now.

Other than Crowder, Bell produced a little on the ground and did his best given the situation, but he can only do so much on 14 touches. Jeff Smith also showed flashes, but reminded everyone how inexperienced he is at wide receiver with multiple drops.

As for the defense, they managed to contain Kyler Murray and the Cardinals offense for the first half. But Arizona picked things up in the second half and it was downhill from there.

The lone highlights were an Avery Williamson interception off a tip from Neville Hewitt and a John Franklin-Myers sack. That’s about it.

The Jets have now been outscored 161-75 this season. They’ve lost every game by multiple scores. The defense has surrendered 27 or more points in each game. The Jets are bad — very bad.

Will things get better anytime soon? Probably not. But maybe the returns of Sam Darnold and Mekhi Becton could provide Jets fans with a reason to watch.

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