Last week’s Jets-Cardinals game set offensive football back about 60 years.
This week’s Jets-Jaguars matchup isn’t quite that bad, but it isn’t going to be the subject of any glowing documentaries on the NFL Network either. The Jaguars lead 3-0 after holding the Jets to 94 yards and forcing two turnovers in the first half of Sunday’s game. The first turnover was a strip sack by Jason Babin after be blew past Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and ripped the ball from Mark Sanchez. Sanchez didn’t have much chance on the play but he didn’t protect the ball all that well, which is why that’s now 45 turnovers for the Jets quarterback since the start of last season.
The Jags were able to turn that turnover into a Josh Scobee field goal, but they couldn’t cash in when Jeremy Kerley fumbled after a catch later in the second quarter. The Jags saw another scoring chance go up in smoke when Garrett McIntyre hit Chad Henne as he threw on third down in the red zone on the first possession of the game. The ball floated into linebacker Bart Scott’s hands for an interception.
Tim Tebow has not been part of the Jets’ “attack” to this point and he’s the only option should the team decide to make a change from Sanchez again this week. They’ve shown no desire to do that this season, but they need to do something if they want to actually wind up making last week’s game against Arizona seem like a high point.