Three In a Row: Jets Embarrass Bucs, Stay Alive in Playoff Race

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Three In a Row: Jets Embarrass Bucs, Stay Alive in Playoff Race

Another week, another ugly win for the Jets. It took more than half of the season but the Jets have finally found their identity over the past three games. When you look at the AFC standings, you have to be encouraged about the Jets still being very much alive heading into their final three games but feel a little disgusted looking at that three way tie at 7-6 with Jacksonville and Miami, considering the way the Jets lost games to them.

Today it was all about the defense, who completely dominated Tampa Bay. The Bucs are bad enough as is, but the Jets made them look like a division 3 team. They recorded three interceptions, including another one by Darrelle Revis who now has a INT in the past three games and is making a hell of a push for defensive player of the year consideration. David Harris picked one off on the first play of the game, setting the tone for the rest of the afternoon. Yes, even Kerry Rhodes got in on the fun with his third interception of the season. Calvin Pace, Donald Strickland, and James Ihedigbo all had a sack.

On offense, Kellen Clemens was okay. He started out poorly but got into a rhythm late in the third quarter, and showed some of his arm strength. Brad Smith was all over the place, finding success in the wildcat, on special teams by completing a 27 yard pass, and catching a pass. Danny Woodhead chipped in 52 total offensive yards. Thomas Jones continued to have a pro-bowl caliber season with another strong performance, finishing with 99 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.

3 thoughts on “Three In a Row: Jets Embarrass Bucs, Stay Alive in Playoff Race

  1. DOMINANCE= Tampa Bay 0 for 13 on third down, and in the red zone, well we really couldn’t say, because THEY NEVER GOT THERE. I’ve renamed my sons Darelle Revis. All of them. A real low stress day.

  2. Nice win and should have been expected. Kellen looked awful against the lowly Bucs. The guy has NO pocket awareness what-so-ever.

    I literally saw him standing there safe in the pocket, look at the defensive end being stone cold blocked straight in the eyes, then role out around the LT and into the DE arms. Unbelievable.

    I would like everyone who thought Kellen Clemens should start over Chad Pennington to eat some crow.

    Loving the winning streak, but I’m not seeing anything from the Jets offense to make me think they are a playoff team… besides Thomas Jones.

  3. Angel,

    I am certainly eating crow over that Pennington/Clemens argument, I made a few years back. Clemens is no better than a #3 QB in the NFL

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