By Tyson Rauch

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Just when you think that the New York Jets are trying to turn their season around, the team goes out and embarrasses themselves on Monday Night Football. The Jets (2-9) were outclassed, outcoached, and outperformed in their 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills (6-5).

Offense Grade: F

There is no way to sugarcoat an absolutely putrid performance by the New York Jets offense. The offensive line was completely manhandled by the Bills defensive front yielding 7 sacks and numerous quarterback pressures. Oday Aboushi was overwhelmed on the left side of the line while Willie Colon and Breno Giacomini struggled to slow down the ferocious Buffalo pass rush on the right.

To add insult to injury, the play calling was predictable and conservative which fueled the Bills defense as they jumped routes and attacked the quarterback. As a unit the Jets offense appeared dazed and confused throughout the entire game.

Defense Grade: F

The New York Jets defense made Kyle Orton look like Tom Brady as the Bills signal caller marched his team up and down the field. Orton utilized the quick passing game to pick apart the secondary and the Jets never made any adjustments to slow him down. The Bills were 7/13 on third down and 3/3 in the red zone. An inexcusable performance by what is supposed to be the strength of the team.

Quarterback Grade: F

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Michael Vick was absolutely awful on Monday night as the veteran signal caller appeared to be disinterested and unprepared. Vick made several questionable decisions with the football and should have been intercepted at least 3 times. Michael appeared hesitant in the pocket and struggled with his accuracy which took away any chance of establishing the passing game. Most surprising was Vick’s body language as he seemed to be a defeated quarterback before the game even started. The veteran was replaced by Geno Smith in the second half but the damage was already done by that point.

Special Teams Grade: F

Punter Ryan Quigley once again contributed to the Jets misfortunes with a 27-yard kick early in the first quarter. Add in a blocked punt and a miserable return game and the New York special teams unit contributed their fair share to the Jets loss.

Rock Bottom

The New York Jets entered this game with no excuses as the team was rested coming off of the bye week. To watch a team completely self-destruct on the field and off of it leaves many to wonder where this team is heading. Performances like this get coaches and general managers fired. At this point that would be a wise move for the New York Jets.

 

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Tyson Rauch is a freelance writer covering all things NFL. His work can be found on Examiner.com.