In a blustery MetLife Stadium the New York Jets dropped their record below .500 with a 37 - 17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Winds gusting up to 35 mph made passing in MetLife stadium an adventure, and the better part of valor in this one was relying on the running game. After trailing by just three points at the half, the Jets offense couldn’t get anything going in the third quarter and the more talented Minnesota Vikings squad gradually pulled away to a three score lead early in the fourth quarter. The Jets tried to mount a comeback with Sam Darnold leading a touchdown drive to pull the Jets within 10 points. A quick three and out by the Vikings gave the Jets great field position in Vikings territory and there was hope of a late comeback. Unfortunately two Darnold interceptions sandwiched around a Vikings touchdown ended all hopes for the Jets.
This was a game of terribly shaky play on special teams, awful snaps, and missed opportunities on offense and defense.
Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold struggled in the swirling winds, completing just 17 of 42 passes for 206 yards, one touchdown, three interceptions and a 34 passer rating. His receivers didn’t do Darnold any favors, dropping pass after pass after pass.
With the loss the Jets record goes to 3-4, and they head back on the road against the Chicago Bears next week for the first time in four games.
John will be around for the recap of today’s game a bit later this evening. In the meantime leave your comments on the game below.