Jets Punchless Offense Kept out of End Zone Again in 13-8 Loss
The New York Jets Punchless offense was kept out of the end zone once again as Gang Green fell to 4-8 with a 13-8 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.
Quarterback Tim Boyle did nothing to inspire the confidence of coaches, teammates or fans as he completed 14 of 25 passes for 148 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. This, despite what may have been the best pass protection any Jets quarterback has enjoyed this season.
Trevor Siemian warming up after the Tim Boyle interception. The fourth quarter is about to start.
— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) December 3, 2023
After putting up just 8 points through the first three quarters (two field goals and a safety), Boyle was pulled in favor of veteran journeyman Trevor Siemian. Siemian would fare no better, failing to lead the Jets to any points. Siemian did hit wide receiver Xavier Gipson on a 25-yard completion that contributed to his career high 77 yards on the day, but there was little else outside of that.
Siemian would finish the day 5-13 without a touchdown pass but could still be in the mix to start next week. Asked after the game who his quarterback would be next Sunday and Robert Saleh said he’s “not there yet” in terms of deciding who will be under center.
On defense, the Jets were stout against the run and pass. The only Falcons touchdown drive came immediately after running back Dalvin Cook fumbled the ball away to the Falcons. The Jets defense also put points on the board with an early safety that put them up 2-0.
In the end, the strong defensive effort was all for naught as the offense had another no-show.
Who gets the call to lead the Jets punchless offense next week? Will it be Boyle again, Siemian getting a full game or something nobody could have envisioned just a couple of week ago…the return of Zach Wilson?