NY Jets blown out by the Seahawks in Week 14, remain winless

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The NY Jets were blown out by the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14 and remain winless.

The NY Jets went into their Week 14 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks looking for their first victory of the season. But this game ended the same way as every other has this year — with a loss.

Despite coming within seconds of their first victory a week ago and playing competitive football in three of the last four weeks, the Jets rolled into Lumen Field and got absolutely obliterated by the Seahawks.

This was a Seahawks team that was fresh off a crushing upset loss to the New York Giants last week. But based on how they played in this game, you never would have been able to tell.

The Jets drove down the field on their opening drive and took the early 3-0 lead courtesy of a 45-yard Sergio Castillo field goal. It would be the only time the Jets would score and the only field goal Castillo would make.

Seattle scored 37 unanswered points taking a 37-3 lead before Russell Wilson and the starters were removed prior to the fourth quarter. In came Jets legend Geno Smith who led the Seahawks to three more points increasing their lead to 40-3.

And that’s how the game would end. It was the Jets’ largest margin of defeat since 2016 and the worst blowout of the Adam Gase era.

The NY Jets had very little go right for them in Week 14

Sam Darnold finished 14-of-26 for 132 yards and no touchdowns. While he didn’t turn the ball over, the Seahawks dropped three interceptions including one that fell in and out of the hands of Jamal Adams.

Darnold played poorly again and the Jets will be fortunate to acquire anything more than a third-round pick in return for the former USC star.

The aforementioned Castillo missed three field goals, all of which were within 50 yards. The Jets still don’t have an answer at the kicker position.

The lone highlight of the day was a leaping one-handed interception from safety Marcus Maye who prevented a Seahawks touchdown by tipping the ball to himself for the turnover.

The defense was a disaster in Frank Bush’s first game as interim defensive coordinator. Evidently, Gregg Williams likely wasn’t the problem.

The Jets are an unbridled mess, but with only three games remaining in the season, they continue to inch closer to securing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and, in turn, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

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Just three more games before this woeful, abysmal season comes to its miserable end.