Jets: Week 5 Recap
Going into Week 5 of the NFL Jets fans were pretty optimistic about this team coming off a win from a team that made the playoffs two consecutive years in a row. With that being said, you would expect the Jets to beat a Falcons team without their top two WRs, and arguably the worst defense in the league. Spoiler alert: they did not meet expectations. This week the Jets had one of the two matchups in London against the Atlanta Falcons which as said before, haven’t been the best of teams the past few seasons. The Jets’ struggles started early, already down 10-0 in the first quarter, continuing their streak of not scoring any first quarter points throughout the entire season (so far). To be fair, our team is still young and it’s hard for them to get into a rhythm early, so I still had hope going into the next three quarters. Yet the game went to the half and we were losing by an astonishing 20-3. Going into the second half I was pretty upset at how the game was going, but during the second half we started to pick up speed. We scored two unanswered touchdowns one in the third quarter and the other in the fourth. This only left the Falcons with a three point lead heading into the final 6 minutes of the fourth quarter. We needed our defense to get a stop; we could not allow a touchdown or else the game was pretty much over. The Falcons were driving the ball down field with ease, and inevitably scored the touchdown to seal the game and take the win in London. The Jets tried to come back with one minute left, and only came up with a field goal, making the final score 27-20, Falcons.
This game was a roller coaster of emotions to say the least. The first half was pretty hard to watch, the third and beginning of the fourth brought Jets fans back to life, just for their hopes to get crushed at the end of the fourth. However, there is one part of the game that still gives me small bits of hope. Once our offense gets into rhythm, they look VERY good. What I mean is they drive the ball down the field with ease whenever they have a rhythm going. If we can implement this spark into every single offensive possession, I can see us winning or at least making these football games competitive. Something that did not look as good was our defense. Every week I have had high praise for this unit but not this week. This offense was beat up heavily with the loss of their two best WRs, Calvin Ridley, and Russell Gage, yet they still had a flawless passing game. 0 INTs, 0 Sacks for our defense, which is pretty disappointing after coming off of a 7-sack game. To summarize it all, it was a pretty dispiriting week. Next week is our bye week, so hopefully they capitalize off their long rest and fix the many mistakes they have made throughout this five-week stretch.