Jets’ determined play-calling change no assist in loss to Payments
The Jets modified play-callers Sunday, however they might not change offenses.
Jets coach Adam Gase turned over the play-calling to offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, hoping which may spark the crew’s dismal offense towards the Payments. It appeared to work for a short time, however then the offensive ineptness Jets followers have come to know and detest returned.
The Payments gained the AFC East matchup 18-10 at MetLife Stadium, dropping the Jets to 0-7.
Should you’re on the lookout for positives, the Jets at the least appeared like an NFL crew on protection and for some early stretches on offense. They nonetheless scored just one landing. They now have seven offensive touchdowns in seven video games.
After experiencing some early success with Loggains calling the performs, they might do nothing within the second half. Quarterback Sam Darnold returned after lacking the final two video games and appeared good early, however threw a essential interception simply earlier than halftime that handed the Payments momentum.
The Payments moved the ball all through, however managed solely six area targets. The Jets noticed their halftime lead disappear however nonetheless had an opportunity to drag the sport out. However they only couldn’t transfer the ball, with three straight three-and-outs within the second half. They’d simply 4 yards of whole offense within the second half after gaining 186 within the first half.
The Jets appeared good instantly with a 10-play, 62-yard drive to start the sport. However the identical subject that plagued the offense when Gase was calling the performs confirmed itself with Loggains in cost — the unit struggles to maneuver the ball within the purple zone. The Jets settled for a area objective from Sergio Castillo, who was elevated off of the apply squad Saturday, to take a 3-0 lead.
The Jets received into the purple zone on their subsequent drive and this time went for it on fourth-and-1. The Invoice stuffed the dashing try by La’Mical Perine and the Jets got here away with no factors.
Perine reached the tip zone on the crew’s subsequent drive, scoring on a 5-yard sweep with 7:22 left within the first half to provide the Jets a 10-0 lead.
Darnold began off effectively in his return after lacking the earlier two video games with a sprained shoulder. He accomplished an exquisite third-and-20 move to Braxton Berrios for 22 yards. The offense was transferring effectively with him on the sphere till its ultimate possession of the primary half.
The Jets received the ball with 2:42 left within the half after a Payments area objective. They moved the ball 21 yards to their very own 46. On second-and-10, Darnold made his worst throw of the day into protection and was intercepted by cornerback Dane Jackson. The Payments transformed that turnover right into a area objective simply earlier than halftime to chop the Jets’ result in 10-6.
Darnold was sacked six instances within the sport.
The Payments saved kicking area targets within the second half. Tyler Bass made a 46-yarder and a 37-yarder within the third quarter to place Buffalo up 12-10. He missed from 37 yards with 12:19 left within the sport to maintain the Jets in it. However the Jets couldn’t capitalize. It appeared like Darnold had transformed on third down with a 14-yard completion to tight finish Chris Herndon, his first catch of the day, nevertheless it was worn out by a penalty on rookie sort out Mekhi Becton for lining up off of the road of scrimmage.
The Jets protection performed significantly better than it had this season. It gave up some yards to the Payments, however saved them out of the tip zone. Tarell Basham had a strip-sack of Payments quarterback Josh Allen within the purple zone that John Franklin-Myers recovered. Allen had some lengthy runs, however didn’t kill the Jets.
The protection got here up with one other red-zone cease with simply over six minutes left within the fourth quarter. Quinnen Williams sacked Allen on third all the way down to drive a 29-yard area objective from Bass. This time, he made it and gave Buffalo a 15-10 lead with 6:01 left within the sport.
The Jets received the ball again with an opportunity to regain the lead however went three-and-out.
Bass kicked his sixth area objective with two minutes left, a 40-yarder.
The Jets’ final gasp of a drive featured two sacks, a holding penalty and ended with a Darnold interception off a deflected move.