There goes the win-one, lose-one trend the New York Jets had going this season. They suffered their first back-to-back loss of the season, dropping Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, 19-3, giving them a 5-6 record and bumping them out of that last playoff spot.
The Jets were terrible: they couldn’t get anything going on the offensive side of the ball, and once again, were beat by big-yard plays. The secondary continues to struggle; Antonio Cromartie (again) gave up a big play, good for 60 yards, and Dee Milliner (surprise, surprise) gave up a 66-yard touchdown catch to Jacoby Jones.
Rookie quarterback Geno Smith had another bad game, throwing two more interceptions, bringing his total to 18 for the season. The quarterback, once again, look rattled and wasn’t able to muster up any offense. He completed only eight passes and didn’t throw a touchdown (his last was in Week 7). To add to the Jets’ offensive woes, the receiving corp apparently forgot how to catch and the offensive line forgot how to block.
There are still five games left, but the way the Jets have been playing, playoffs are the last thing they should be thinking about. They have a lot to fix, and not much time to fix it if they are serious about making the postseason. Next up: a divisional game against the not-so-easy Miami Dolphins.