The Jets fell to 1-6 today, dropping a decision to arch rival New England in Foxboro.
The Jets played a near perfect first three quarters, scored the first five times they had the ball, had zero turnovers and zero punts until less than 2 minutes remained in the 3rd quarter, held the Patriots to two straight three and outs, yet still found themselves down a point through 3 quarters. The Jets inability to score TDs killed this team resulting in a great first half in which they somehow managed to score only 12 points. Antonio Allen had a nightmare of a game, personally handed the Patriots 10 points in an atrocious first half of football, and the Brady Bunch capitalized when they had chances, scoring 27 points in the game despite the Jets completely dominating the clock and playing mistake free football on offense.
Geno Smith had a strong start but once again struggled mightily in the red zone, failing on four consecutive first half drives to get the ball into the end zone. The running game was outstanding. The pass rush gave Brady too much time to throw. And the offense failed when it counted most, missing on a 2 point conversion that would have tied the game.
This loss all but ends the season for the Jets. There will be no playoffs. There will be no joy in Jetsville. Mighty Idzik has struck out. The rest of this season should be about developing the young players and determining who is good enough to be, and wants to be, part of the Jets future.
Mourn below. The official recap will be up later.