Yes, we went with that title, Jets tame Lions. Yes, we realize that is weak. No, we don’t care.
Another thing that Jets fans shouldn’t care about is all the worry that goes into how the Jets played. This team can play better there is no doubt about that. There is no shortage of things for them to improve upon. Yet they are in first place at 6 and 2 and there is not a team in the NFL that has a better record.
A road win, is a road win.
The Jets should make no apologies and just work on areas in which they need to improve. Specifically:
- Concentration, the penalties are out of control
- Especially the personal fouls. Really is no excuse for roughing the kicker
- The offense is guilty of too many 3 and out series, they need to improve the length of these drives. Today they had passing plays over over 50 (Holmes) and over 70 (Edwards) that won’t always be the case
- Using two timeouts on a defensive series that results in a touchdown. Might want to have a few meetings to cover that one this week
Mark Sanchez is in his second year and he plays like it. He did show his upside as he moved the team down the field in his last two drives of the first half and on the Jets last two possessions of the game (4th quarter and overtime). Jets fans would love to see a higher level of consistency going forward but for now Jet Nation should just exhale and enjoy the win. Sanchez finished the day at 22/39 for 323 with 1 TD and 1 INT.
Finally, welcome back Darrelle Revis. You were missed.