It’s just 2 games, 2 weeks into the Jets 16 game season. 2 losses that by all accounts, was predicted.
Most, if not all the NFL pundits had the NY Jets pegged as the worst team in the entire league. They were 13 point underdogs coming into yesterday’s game in Oakland.
Like last week the Jets kept it competitive in the first half. They were trailing 14-10 and about to get the ball back late in the half when Kalif Raymond fumbled a punt inside the Jets own 10 yard line, a critical mistake at a most inopportune time. The Raiders Marshawn Lynch scored on the next play to make it 21-10 and the game was essentially over at that point.
They cut the lead to 21-13 early in the 2nd half but it was only an illusion. Oakland ran hog wild over the Jets as Lynch continued his comeback with a strong game and certainly entertained himself, as well as the Raider fans with his end zone and sideline dancing. The Jets were none too pleased but it didn’t matter. Any fight the team had left died from the midway point of the 3rd Quarter.
Oakland’s Michael Crabtree caught 3 Touchdown passes from Derek Carr and a once close game turned into a 45-20 Raider rout that wasn’t even that close as the score would indicate.
Michael Crabtree / Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle
The Jets defense, one of the few supposed strong points on the team was putrid yesterday, missing tackles, blowing assignments and just looking like a slow, bad squad. Rookie Jamal Adams showed some life and made a few plays but there were no bright spots besides that.
The offense again failed to generate much. Josh McCown didn’t have it for the 2nd straight week and you can already hear the Jets fans calling for either Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg to get a shot. Seriously, why not? This is a team that is going nowhere, let’s see what one of the younger kids can do under center. We know what 38 year old McCown can do, or better said, can’t do.
Next week is the home opener against the rival Miami Dolphins where the best action and most fun for Jets fans might be the tailgate parties in the Met Life stadium parking lot.
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