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NY Jets' first quarter offensive woes continue vs. Patriots

By Kristen Wong
NY Jets
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The NY Jets offense has gotten off to a slow start in the first quarters of all their games so far this season. Sunday's Week 7 matchup against the New England Patriots is no exception.

Through six games, the Jets have been outscored 44-0 in the first quarter, and their offensive unit averages just 13.4 points per game.

When it comes to New York's offense in recent history, there's not exactly sky-high expectations going into 2021. But not scoring a single point in first quarters this season has been frankly pathetic.

The Jets are up against a good Patriots defense that's held teams to 21 points, ranked ninth best in the NFL.

NY Jets continue to struggle to get on the stat sheet in first quarters

After the end of the first quarter, the Jets were down 0-14 following two scores by Patriots' wide receiver Kendrick Bourne and running back Damien Harris.

Needless to say, New York will need to step up their game in the next half. This Jets team has racked up just 1,335 yards this season, ranked dead last in the league -- their first quarter offensive woes have really made life the most difficult for Zach Wilson as offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur tries to stage yet another comeback.

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Keep an eye on Mike White (now in for the injured Zach Wilson) along with the Jets' WR corps of Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, and Jamison Crowder who will hopefully make a dent in the scoreline in the second half.

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