The New York Jets continue their wild inconsistencies. After a huge Week 9 win against the New Orleans Saints, the Jets went into their bye with a 5-4 record and getting closer to making the playoffs after a two-year hiatus. Well, after the team’s bye, they came out flat and lost an important division game against the Buffalo Bills, 37-14.
In tough, windy conditions, the Jets could not move the ball, and it started with Geno Smith. Smith’s inconsistencies have been hurting the Jets big time. In his last five games, Smith has thrown for only one touchdown and eight interceptions. In today’s game against the Bills, the rookie quarterback committed four turnovers that included one pick-six (fourth of the season) and no touchdowns. But it wasn’t only him — Smith’s offensive line couldn’t protect him and he was sacked four times.
The Jets defense also didn’t do its part. The defense allowed 17 points within three minutes in the second quarter to fall behind, 20-0, and they let Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel pick them apart (read: Dee Milliner) — Manuel finished the game throwing for 245 yards and two touchdowns.
What was a possibility a couple of weeks ago is now looking doubtful. The Jets have such a small margin for error that any mistake — and their have been plenty this season — will cost them that final spot in the playoffs. The Jets are tied with the Dolphins for the AFC’s second wildcard spot, but the inconsistent performances need to stop immediately.