The New York Jets lost a closely contested game 24-17 to the New England Patriots today in a battle that showed the gap between the two teams is not as far as most perceived heading into the season. After jumping out to a 14-0 lead (I looked up Super Bowl tickets, didn’t you?), the Patriots took control of the game with 24 unanswered points before a late Jets charge fell short aided by a horrific call from the officiating crew on an apparent Austin Seferian-Jenkins touchdown. The ASJ call will be the talk of the week but there were other reasons the Jets were unable to win this game.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 17-14 win over the Cleveland Browns
The New York Jets showed they could win ugly today, edging out the Cleveland Browns 17-14 in a slop fest. Despite running for 34 total yards and not having a receiver with more than 39 yards, they still found a way to come out on top. This win belonged to the defense who came up with three turnovers. The Browns were inside the 5 yard line three times and came up with zero points, thanks to a turnover on downs, a fumble and an interception (Hello, Marcus Maye!). It was the team’s first road win of the season and a nice step for a young roster led by a very, very old quarterback.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 23-20 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars
The New York Jets are now 2-0 at home. The New York Jets have won two games in a row. The New York Jets have the same record as the New England Patriots, in October. Today at MetLife Stadium, they were able to outlast the Jacksonville Jaguars in a sloppy, back and forth game that nearly ended in a tie. On the backs of their running game and a surging young defense, the Jets have the looks of a team who will be substantially more competitive than many projected.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 20-6 dominating win over the Miami Dolphins
The New York Jets dominated in their home opener today against the Miami Dolphins, cruising to a 20-6 victory that was not as close as the score looked. This was a clinic in all three phases of the game, particularly on defense where the Jets completely smothered a listless Jay Cutler led Miami Dolphins offense. Considering the talent disparity and how highly regarded Adam Gase is around the league, it is fair to argue this was one of Todd Bowles’ best days at the office as the Jets Head Coach, if not his best.
Initial reaction to the New York Jets 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders
The New York Jets went to Oakland and did just about what everybody expected, losing to the Raiders 45-20. This game was somewhat competitive in the first half, until a muffed punt from Kalif Raymond (soon to be cut) set up a Raiders touchdown that gave them a permanent double digit lead. The Jets have the least talented roster in the NFL so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they lost to one of the NFL’s best teams on the road by a wide margin. Let’s dive into a #AsExpected Sunday…
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 21-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills
The New York Jets 2017 regular season got off to a start that many expected. They slogged back and forth in an ugly game against Buffalo, losing 21-12 as they ran out of steam in the 4th quarter. This is likely one of the worst teams that they will play this season, which makes it that much more troubling (except for the tank) that they couldn’t stay within one possession. There were a few bright spots but this game was mostly a magnifying glass on the roster development and game management problems plaguing this franchise.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets losing to the New York Giants in their 3rd preseason game, 32-31
The New York Jets were given a hard reality check across the face tonight against the New York Giants. Despite a rally in the second half on the back Bryce Petty (PETTY-SANITY!), they were trailing 29-3 at halftime. The primary reason for that deficit was the play of starting quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who looked completely overwhelmed for the second week in a row.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 7-3 win over the Tennessee Titans in their preseason opener
The New York Jets made their preseason debut tonight with a 7-3 win over the Tennessee Titans. Yes, the under is likely going to be a wise bet in many of the team’s games this season. So, what actually happened out there?
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets losing Quincy Enunwa for the season
Initial thoughts on New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa being out for the season…
Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets decision to release Eric Decker
Tuesday, bloody Tuesday. Initial reaction to the New York Jets decision to release Eric Decker…