Posted by rsanrel on October 19th, 2009
They were eager to prove that what occurred six days earlier was an aberration, that it was just a slight hiccup.
The Jets weren’t feeling like big shots coming off that Monday Night Meltdown, but they were confident that they were going to get things turned around Sunday against the Bills, a team that was reeling and had dropped its previous eight contests against AFC East opponents. This was supposed to be their get-well game, with the Bills providing the perfect fodder to pound into submission and cure their ills.
Never happened, though, and now the Jets are the team that’s reeling after a 16-13 overtime loss. The Jets have dropped three straight since their season-opening three-game winning streak.
In a game in which the Jets had several chances to put Buffalo away, they made too many miscues and not enough plays, failing to step on the Bills’ throats despite the countless opportunities.
Ryan Lindell banged a 47-yard field goal through with 2:44 left in overtime – making amends for a 46-yard miss at the end of regulation – to put the finishing touches on a stinging loss that left the Jets searching for answers.
“It’s unfortunate,” linebacker Bart Scott said. “We knew that team was going to come out and play hard. We knew they were a competitive group. We let one get away, but we have to go back and reanalyze ourselves. We’ll find out a lot about ourselves. There will be a lot of things said, and deservedly so. We deserve every negative thing that’s being said about us.”
There’s going to be a lot of negative things said about the Jets’ golden rookie quarterback, who had a stinker of a game. Mark Sanchez was a turnover machine, whipping ill-advised passes around and never getting into any sustained rhythm. He threw five interceptions and finished with a quarterback rating of 8.3, completing 10 of 29 attempts for 119 yards.
Click here to read the full article – By RODERICK BOONE of NewsDay.com