Remember those AFC championship games? For many Jets fans, it might as well be back to the days of Weeb Eubanks and Joe Namath.
Kyle Orton threw four touchdown passes and the Buffalo Bills forced the New York Jets into six turnovers – three each by Geno Smith and Michael Vick – in a 43-23 rout Sunday.
Following a season-opening victory over the winless Oakland Raiders (0-6), the Jets have proceeded to drop six straight contests, including a heart-breaking 27-25 loss last Thursday night in New England.
While the Jets have stumbled to a 1-6 mark in a performance that could ultimately cost the boisterous Ryan his job when all is said and done, Buffalo has managed to keep itself in the division race, though Tom Brady and the Patriots are still the perennial favorites to win another AFC East crown.
he ice-cold Jets gave the red-hot Patriots all they could handle Thursday night, but a blocked field goal as time expired sealed a 27-25 New England victory. The Pats moved to 5-2 while the Jets lost their sixth straight, their longest streak under Rex Ryan, to fall to 1-6.
Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and the New England Patriots held off the New York Jets 27-25 when Nick Folk’s 58-yard field goal attempt was blocked on the last play Thursday night.
Five games later, the Jets have gone from potential AFC East contender to a downright disappointment, leaving many to wonder if head coach Rex Ryan will make it to the end of the season.
Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes, leaving him two shy of Brett Favre’s career mark, and the Denver Broncos beat the New York Jets 31-17 on Sunday.
Coming into the season, the Jets were looked at as a possible contender for the AFC East crown, though perennial power New England certainly would have taken top billing. Flash forward five weeks into the season and the Jets are reeling.
There appears to be no stopping Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates and the rest of the San Diego Chargers. The New York Jets, meanwhile, are simply a mess.
Smith was walking off the field following the 24-17 defeat when he looked into the stands at a heckler and yelled at him, using an expletive.
Along with getting Smith some confidence that he can do the job in the bright lights of New York City, the Jets also need to focus in on a San Diego team that very easily could be 4-0 (lost in season opener to Arizona 18-17) had it not blown an early 17-6 fourth quarter lead against the Cardinals.
There was no hiding it after the Jets-Lions game at MetLife Stadium: Jets quarterback Geno Smith had a bad day and he let fans in the stands know as he yelled an expletive as he left the field.
Before those in the Green and White have to think about writing off the season, they will look to right the ship this weekend against a Chargers’ squad that dismantled Jacksonville 33-14 this past Sunday. That win came on the heels of victories over Seattle and Buffalo.
A frustrated Smith was caught by a CBS 2 camera shouting an expletive at a heckler in the stands as he walked off the field following a 24-17 loss to the Detroit Lions.