The Jets came into this game playing with house money. Losers of five straight the Jets knew they could play loose and they did just that. The Jets dominated the Patriots in all phases of the game. The Jets time of possession was double of their counterparts. The Jets had 100 more total yards of offense and 12 more first downs.
All of these stats would lead you to believe the Jets won the game but that wasn’t the case on Thursday night. “This game was there for us but we made some mistakes and that was the difference,” Rex Ryan said after the game.
That sad part is the Jets looked like a really good team tonight, however it might be a little too late for this team as they fall to 1-6. Geno Smith played extremely well as he threw for 226-yards and one touchdown and the key was he didn’t turn over the football. When he holds on to the football the Jets always have a chance to win. However they couldn’t pull it out tonight. Smith said after the game, “Its tough, it’s a team game we thought we had it there at the end we just came up short.”
Another guy who had an exceptionally good game was Chris Ivory. Ivory ran all over the Patriots pilling up 107-yards and a touchdown. The Jets as a team ran for 218 yards and were able to dictate the pace of the game but came up short. The MVP of the game was Nick Folk. Folk made four field goals but couldn’t make that 5th felid goal to put the Jets on top.
The turning point of the game was when the Jets defense let up a 3 and 19 for a touchdown with 7:49 remaining in the game. Rex Ryan called it a “killer” and was ultimately the game winning score for the Patriots.
Moral victories don’t add up to anything in this league and tonight was an absolute back-breaker for the Jets. Now at 1-6 the season may very well be over. However, Rex doesn’t think so, “We are going to keep fighting I don’t care who is in front of us.”
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