The Jets opened the game on defense and promptly gave up a long touchdown drive to the Bengals, as the Bengals star receivers proved to be too much for the Jets’ revamped secondary.
The Jets answered on offense with a drive for a 50 yard Greg Zuerlein field goal and a 7 - 3 Bengals lead.
The Bengals got the ball back and quickly lost it on a Ja’Marr Chase fumble. The Jets turned that turnover into a field goal and a 7 - 6 deficit.
On the Bengals’ next possession the Jets had the Bengals stopped on a 3 and out, but a John Franklin-Myers roughing the passer penalty gave the Bengals new life. Joe Burrow took full advantage, hitting Tyler Boyd on a 56 yard touchdown pass helped along by a Jordan Whitehead missed tackle. That gave the Bengals a 14 - 6 lead as an action-packed 1st quarter came to a close.
In the 2nd quarter the Jets defense firmed up, holding the Bengals to a pair of field goals. Unfortunately the life went out of the Jets passing game after Garrett Wilson left the game with a rib injury. The Jets couldn’t get anything going on offense after that, and they were limited to a short field goal drive as time expired in the half.
We go into the second half with the Jets trailing the Bengals by 11 points.
Enjoy the second half everyone.