Biggest Disappointment: By now, we are accustomed to turnovers and secondary breakdowns. But the Jets’ offensive line was manhandled for four sacks, a
Biggest Cause and Effect: Smith didn’t turn the ball over once in the win over New Orleans two weeks ago, in part because the Jets ran for 198 yards and he threw the ball only 19 times.
Best Call: In the second quarter by CBS’s Ian Eagle, after EJ Manuel wedged for a first down one play after
Silliest Mistake: Douzable’s was a doozy.
Best Jets defensive play: With help of an
Worst Jets defensive play:
Best Jet: Wilkerson.
Best Jets Catch:
Worst Throw: Smith never saw Jairus Byrd on the third-quarter interception in front of Holmes.
Biggest Break: Moorman’s drop of a perfect snap, nothing you would expect of a 12-year veteran.
Biggest Waste of a Break: The Jets converted on Chris Ivory’s touchdown, then forced a 3-and-out. Trailing by 13 in mid-third quarter, there still was plenty of time to persevere with the run, that being what you have to do sometimes to get it going. Instead, three short passes failed, the Jets punted and BANG! In two plays Manuel burned first Milliner, then Cromartie, putting the lead back to 20.
Biggest Question: Why not more screens to slow down the Bills’ rush?
Best Answer to Biggest Question: Da’Norris Searcy picked off a slip screen to Holmes and returned it for a touchdown. But that was when the game was practically over. The Jets needed to do more of this earlier.
Best Ed Reed Sighting: He sniffed out a first-down end-around that left the Bills second-and-13 preceding Dan Carpenter’s 42-yard field goal. He was nowhere to be seen as Cromartie was getting toasted on a 43-yarder to Marquise Goodwin.
Worst Excuse to Make a Quarterback Switch: See above. Let Geno play. If he is to be your guy, he will learn. If he doesn’t, then you learn he isn’t your guy. Any organization starting a rookie quarterback is in it for the long haul.
Worst Excuse for a Bad Performance: Rex took the guys to Dave & Buster's on Saturday night. Really, is there something better to do in Buffalo?
Most Glaring Week-In-Week-Out Deficiency: Still the Jets’ corners. We keep waiting for
Best Reason the Jets Can’t Put Back-to-Back Wins Together: Basically, it’s that they play on the road (1-4) every other game.
Best Reason Not to Despair: The Jets still hold the last AFC Wild Card spot with six games to go and only one team left on their schedule has a winning record.
Best Reason to Despair: In his last five games, Smith has thrown one touchdown and eight interceptions.
Best Reason to Check Your Eyeglass Prescription:
Best Perspective: With few exceptions, most of the Jets' inconsistency is being shown by their young players, so should you really be surprised by all the ups and downs? You were expecting maybe the ’62 Packers? And in August, who wouldn’t have signed up for 5-5?