Jets stay on form, get blown out in Buffalo

AP

Whatever else you may say about the Jets, at least they’re consistent.

They’ve followed up each of their five victories with a loss and they’ve followed up their two most impressive performances of the seaon by playing the role of doormat the next week. The Bills ran away with a 37-14 victory on Sunday that dropped the Jets to 5-5 on the season and left quarterback Geno Smith looking totally overmatched. Smith threw three interceptions, fumbled the ball away on a sack and looked incapable of moving the team for most of the afternoon in a dispiriting performance.

Smith was pulled for Matt Simms in the fourth and there will surely be some in New York wondering if that should be a more permanent arrangement. Smith has bounced back from bad games before this season, which is part of the reason why it seems hard to fathom the Jets going in a different direction at this point.

Same goes for the Bills, but for different reasons. E.J. Manuel was 20-of-28 for 245 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, finding great success throwing the ball to T.J. Graham and Marquise Goodwin down the field. The Bills were expected to struggle with the passing game thanks to injuries to Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods, but it turned out to be the exact opposite.

More of the same the rest of the season will bode well for Manuel’s future in Buffalo. The Jets, meanwhile, are left hoping that their consistent inconsistency continues and they get a win next week.

53 responses to “Jets stay on form, get blown out in Buffalo

  1. “Smith was pulled for Matt Simms in the fourth and there will surely be some in New York wondering if that should be a more permanent arrangement.”

    Please Jets…..please please please…..PLEASE always continue to be the Jets.

  2. This is a 7-9, or 8-8 team. Anybody that feels differently about that should check them-self in to the nearest get sober facility!

  3. As I recall, the Jets were blown out this year by Cincinnati, Tennessee, and now Buffalo. Didn’t all three of those games feature aggressive blitzing by the Bengals, Titans and Bills? If so, then that may indeed be the key weapon needed to down the Jets.

  4. Simms should’ve been the starter from day 1, right now he’s the better QB on the roster.
    Geno will be later but he’s so bad at reading coverage and had no pocket awareness. …. don’t start the oh he’s a bandwagon jumper never been on the Geno wagon ,today is exactly why he fell in the draft.

  5. Oh no! If only Rex had not planned that D&B trip, Geno wouldn’t have turned the ball over 4 times and the defense wouldn’t have allowed E.J. to complete 20 out of 28 passes!!!

    /sarcasm

  6. Hope that meal at Dave and Busters was worth it…I couldn’t help but shake my head when I saw they were wining and dining in place of meetings and scheming.

  7. steelersfanfromtheseventies says:
    Nov 17, 2013 4:17 PM
    Brought to by the good people at dave and busters.

    Yes, the New York Post is going to have a field day with that tomorrow, as they should.

  8. When the Jets got Reed, Jet fans thought they won the Super Bowl. Hey Big Apple! How you like them apples?

  9. The every other week thing isn’t a coincidence, its the simple fact of the Jets clearly are not a road team. With the exception of the Atlanta game, which at this point is far less impressive than it seemed at the time, the Jets hae been pathetic on the road. Geno Smith plays with 0 poise and confidence in oppositions buildings. The defense goes from stifling to subpar.

    The trend will continue next week but the Jets will not go win one lose one, they will lose their 2nd straight. Baltimore is no easy place to play and Geno will have nightmares about his play for the second Sunday night in a row next week.

  10. any jet fans who question how legit KC is should just stop now. Blown out by the Titans AND the Bills. KC is likely the 5th seed if Denver takes division

    that is a SERIOUS drop off in team quality from the chiefs to the jets. that 6th spot is up for grabs but no one wants it.

    is it really possible that san diego somehow sneaks a 2nd wildcard out of the “joke” afc west?

  11. Letting your players hang out at d&b before a game??? Rex,next time, note to yourself. What will Bill Bellichick do?…

  12. Love seeing Rex rock his sour grapes face for 3 quarters!! Jury still out in EJ….but thank god Geno is not our young “promising” QB. Dude looked like Drew Bledsoe in his last year with Cowboys.

  13. It’s good that the Dave & Busters thing didn’t work out. Otherwise every team in the league would start doing it the night before games.

  14. Newenglanddynasty – i follow the teams that play the game like men and dont rely on cameras, ernie adams, or back room deals that kraft makes with cbs and the league. Ever wonder why the patriots home record defies all odds and the law of averages? Hint for your limited brain – its not because belichick is a genious.

  15. 3taintedchampionships2biglosses says:
    Regardless of the outcome, it was nice to see two AFC east teams play without rampant cheating.

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    Shhh…. poor guy thinks other teams don’t film games and game calling. It’s sad really.

    He also thinks all rule changes – at least the 2006 rule change that prohibited filming on the field – should be applied retroactively.

    Nice – so now every past Super Bowl winner has an asterisk next to their name because of subsequent rule changes and a guy who is jealous of a REAL football team has to apply warped logic to make himself feel better.

  16. This was totally different then the first game.. The Bills were healthy and didn’t have to start 3 corners with no experience. It was a lot harder for Geno Smith. The Jets gotta get this kid coached up or their gonna lose him it seemed like every time he made a bad play he followed it up with a worse one. If Rex ends up losing his job I don’t see another coach who’s going to want to come in and be tied to Geno as his QB. I feel bad for the kid.

  17. 3taintedchampionships2biglosses says:
    Nov 17, 2013 4:50 PM
    Regardless of the outcome, it was nice to see two AFC east teams play without rampant cheating.
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    Yes! We have a new Patriots troll who took time out of his busy schedule to create a New England Patriots focused username to obsess over Patriot articles every day. Pats fans – Be happy about this. Just shows after 5 Super Bowl appearances (3 rings, 2 losses by 1 play), 7 AFC Championship Games, and continued winning, we are STILL under their skin! Love it.

  18. rationalthinker82 says:
    Nov 17, 2013 5:29 PM
    The every other week thing isn’t a coincidence, its the simple fact of the Jets clearly are not a road team. With the exception of the Atlanta game, which at this point is far less impressive than it seemed at the time, the Jets hae been pathetic on the road. Geno Smith plays with 0 poise and confidence in oppositions buildings. The defense goes from stifling to subpar.

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    To be expected from a rookie. Maybe it was rust, but look at EJ’s performance against the Steelers last week on the road, who I don’t really think are any better than the Jets.

  19. patriotinvasion says:
    Nov 17, 2013 10:30 PM

    Yes! We have a new Patriots troll who took time out of his busy schedule to create a New England Patriots focused username to obsess over Patriot articles every day. Pats fans – Be happy about this. Just shows after 5 Super Bowl appearances (3 rings, 2 losses by 1 play), 7 AFC Championship Games, and continued winning, we are STILL under their skin! Love it.

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    If you’re going to say 2 losses by 1 play, you have to also say 3 rings by 1 field goal. Vinatieri sucks.

    -Scott Norwood

  20. captbuff says: Nov 18, 2013 10:48 AM

    If you’re going to say 2 losses by 1 play, you have to also say 3 rings by 1 field goal. Vinatieri sucks.

    -Scott Norwood
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    That’s fair, but the Patriots did have control in all 3 of those Super Bowls and the 2 kicks Vinatieri made were in tie games. So a miss wouldn’t have equaled a loss, just overtime. But regardless, a Tyree catch and a Welker drop away from winning 2 of the past Super Bowls with a defense much worse than the ones that won it all was my point.

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