The NY Jets are predictably 0-1 after falling to the Baltimore Ravens at home in one of the more unique and frustrating season openers in recent memory.
There were a few positives to takeaways from today's result. But there were some glaring negatives.
The rainy conditions definitely played a factor
Both teams struggled with the elements at MetLife stadium because of the rain. Slick footballs led to players slipping, several dropped balls, fumbles that shortened drives, inaccurate kicks, poor punts, and errant throws.
The Ravens practiced with a rugby ball in the pre-game to try and prep for the conditions. The Jets seemed to have more problems than Baltimore did. But it was a collaborative effort.
The Jets had several issues throughout the game. One sequence early on produced Murphy's Law, two Jets linemen slipped on the wet turf, and Flacco was pressured and rushed his throw offline to Lawrence Cager, who slipped, causing a Marcus Williams interception.
It was that kind of day for the Jets. Corey Davis, Tyler Conklin, and even Elijah Moore struggled to corral the football. New York had 169 yards on offense in the first half, but continually had drives shortened due to missteps in the weather.
The weather calmed down eventually in the second half. It wasn't the only reason the Jets struggled, but it certainly set the tone in a negative direction for the day.