Post Game Notes; Jets Lose To Pats
Here are the post game notes from the Jets loss to the Patriots. Courtesy of the NY Jets PR department.
#24 Phillip Adams, #44 Zach Sudfeld, #55 A.J. Edds, #68 Breno Giacomini and #95 Antwan Barnes.
First Jets Start:
OL Oday Aboushi made his first career start at LG.
LB Antwan Barnes played in his first game of the season after being activated off the PUP list following a torn ACL in Week Five of 2013.
With their 12-play, 76-yard 7:02 scoring drive in the first quarter, the Jets offense has now scored on four-of-seven opening drives this season. K Nick Folk capped off the drive with a 22-yard field goal. QB Geno Smith was a perfect three-for-three for 39 yards and added 15 rushing yards on two carries on the drive. The offense later scored on their first possession of the second half on an 11-play, 80-yard, 6:02 touchdown drive culminating in a one-yard touchdown run by RB Chris Ivory. It is the second time this season that the Jets opened the third quarter with a scoring drive (vs. DET 9/28).
Five in a Row:
The Jets offense scored on their first five possessions of the game with scoring drives of 12, 10, 12, nine and 11 plays, respectively. The four first-half drives helped the Jets earn a 22:03 to 7:57 advantage in time of possession before halftime. Their fifth-straight scoring drive ended with a RB Chris Ivory touchdown. The five-straight scoring drives are the most of the season, surpassing their three straight at GB (9/14), and mark the first time a Jets team scored on five consecutive drives since 11/9/08 vs. SL when they also scored on their first five drives.
Ground and Pound:
The Jets rushing attack totaled a season-high 218 yards on 43 carries (5.1 avg.). The 218 yards marks the second time the running game has cracked the 200-yard mark this season. The ground game churned out 124 yards on 26 carries (4.8 avg.) in the first half to set up four scoring drives.
TE Jeff Cumberland hauled in his first receiving touchdown of the season on a 10-yard reception. He had previously caught a season-long 28-yard reception for a key third-down conversion on the Jets opening possession. He ended the day with three receptions for a season-high tying 50 yards and one touchdown.
WR Eric Decker caught four passes for a team-high 65 yards. Three of his four receptions went for first downs.
RB Chris Ivory reached the 100-yard mark on the ground for the second time this season in the third quarter. His 107 rushing yards on 21 carries (5.1 avg.) were both season highs. He added four catches for 18 yards (4.5 avg.). Ivory punctuated the Jets opening drive of the second half with a one-yard leap into the end zone for his third touchdown of the season, giving the Jets a 19-17 lead.
RB Chris Johnson rushed for 61 yards on 13 carries (4.7 avg.) and caught two passes for 19 yards (9.5 avg.).
QB Geno Smith completed 20-of-34 passes for 226 yards and one touchdown through the air (88.6 rating) and added 37 yards on seven rushes (5.3 avg.). Smith engineered a 12-play, 86-yard 5:18 touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter that ended in a 10-yard touchdown pass to TE Jeff Cumberland. Smith went four-of-seven for 42 yards and a touchdown through the air and had one rush for six yards to convert on third down on the drive.
K Nick Folk connected on four-of-five field goals with a long of 47 on the day, moving his season total to 13-of-14. His four made field goals tie a season high (vs. CHI 9/22).
WR Walter Powell had a career-long 62-yard kickoff return to set up a scoring drive late in the second quarter. The 62-yard return marked the longest by a Jets returner since RB Joe McKnight had a 100-yard touchdown return 10/08/12 vs. HST.