The Jets opened the game with a score for the seventh consecutive game. They moved crisply down the field before bogging down deep in Seahawks territory and settling for a field goal.
From there it was all Seahawks. The Seahawks scored 23 unanswered points in the first half to go into the break up 23 - 3.
Things went from bad to worse in the third quarter. The Seahawks opened the second half with a long touchdown drive. They added another touchdown before the third quarter ended to take an insurmountable 37 - 3 lead. The Jets offense had negative yards in the third quarter. The game was so uncompetitive that the Seahawks mercifully pulled quarterback Russell Wilson from the game with time still left in the third quarter, about as early as I can ever recall a starting quarterback being pulled. Former Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith came in for Wilson to get some extended garbage time action. To add insult to injury, Smith led a final Seattle scoring drive against the Jets.
This was as uncompetitive a game as you can imagine. There was literally not a single Jets player that played well. The kicker Sergio Castillo was atrocious, missing three field goals. The punter Braden Mann was atrocious, repeatedly getting off short punts that set up the Seahawks in great field position. Sam Darnold was atrocious, completely ineffective against the NFL’s worst pass defense and throwing multiple passes that should have been interceptions right into Seahawks’ hands that were dropped. The Jets running game was atrocious. The Jets run defense was completely dominated by the Seahawks. The Jets secondary was destroyed by Russell Wilson and company. There were a couple of nice individual plays. Marcus Maye made a spectacular interception in the end zone. Corey Ballentine had a great return. But overall the Jets were horrific in every phase of the game.
The Seahawks ended up running out the clock on a 40 - 3 Jets loss that wasn’t even that close.
With the loss the Jets bring their record to 0 - 13 on the year and inch closer to the #1 pick in the 2021 draft.
John will provide more in depth commentary later. In the meantime leave your comments on the game below.