NY Jets fall to 0-7 following second-half collapse against the Buffalo Bills

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The NY Jets fell to 0-7 in Week 7 following a sluggish, second-half collapse against the Bills.

The NY Jets fell short once again in Week 7 losing 18-10 in a competitive game against the Buffalo Bills. But that’s just it, the Jets may have lost, but at least they were competitive.

Just before kickoff, it was announced that head coach Adam Gase had relinquished play-calling duties and handed them over to offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.

And for the first half, the Jets offense looked competent and actually dynamic for the first time all year. They utilized pre-snap motion, got rookie La’Mical Perine involved in the passing game, and actually played quite well.

On their first three drives, the offense picked up 13 first downs — equal to their total from a week ago. But all of that fell apart in the second half.

The NY Jets’ offense was abysmal again in the second half.

The Jets’ offense managed just four yards on 16 plays in the second half as the Bills came out and completely controlled the time of possession. Despite the defense holding Buffalo touchdown-less, the Jets offense stalled in the second half and cost the team the game.

The positivity surrounding the Dowell Loggains era lasted one half of football. But hey, it was the best half of football the Jets have played all season.

Rookie Denzel Mims emerged as a key contributor in the first half hauling in four passes for 42 yards, but he didn’t see a single target in the second half. Perine had 12 first-half touches including a five-yard rushing score. He touched the ball just once after that.

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what the problem is with the Jets’ offense. Sam Darnold made his fair share of mistakes, the play-calling was definitely subpar in the second half, and the offensive line was underwhelming.

The Jets’ offense is still very bad and one good half doesn’t change that.

But at the very least, the Jets’ defense played its most complete game of the season limiting the Bills to 18 points courtesy of six Tyler Bass field goals. A Tarell Basham strip-sack was the highlight of the day for Gang Green’s defense.

However, it ultimately wasn’t enough to seal the deal, and the Bills scored 12 unanswered in the second half to emerge with the 18-10 victory.

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The Jets are now 0-7 with a road matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs up next. The brief hint of optimism was encouraging, but it likely won’t get much better from here.