Jets get their first win of the season

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The Jets will not go 0-16.

After 13 straight losses to open the 2020 season, the Jets have finally won a game. They opened their game with the Rams with a Ty Johnson touchdown and never trailed on their way to a 23-20 victory.

It looked like the game might get away from them in the fourth quarter. The Rams went from being down 20-3 in the third quarter to being down 23-17 with the ball in the fourth quarter. Cam Akers appeared to put them up with an 18-yard touchdown run to cap the drive, but right guard Austin Corbett was flagged for holding and the Rams had to settle for a field goal.

They forced a quick punt and Nsimba Webster returned the ball past midfield, but an illegal block by tight end Tyler Higbee wiped out another big Akers run and Jets safety Marcus Maye knocked away a pass to tight end Gerald Everett on fourth down with just under four mintues to play.

Frank Gore ran for one first down and then caught a pass from Sam Darnold on third down for another one at the two minute warning. That was the end of the game as the Rams had no timeouts left to use for a last chance at tying or winning the game.

The loss is a costly one for the Rams. They’re now out of first place in the NFC West and a loss to the Seahawks in Seattle next week would leave them no chance at winning the division.

If they play the way they did this Sunday, that outcome will be a likely one. They fell behind 13-0 in the first half and didn’t get into the end zone until they were down 20-3 in the third quarter. The Jets blocked a punt, intercepted Jared Goff in the first half, and put together two 72-yard scoring drives after halftime that ate up time the Rams needed to get back into the game.

It all added up to the biggest upset of the season and an outcome with major implications in the NFC. It also carries major draft implications. The Jaguars are now in the No. 1 draft position and will stay there if they lose to the Bears and Colts the next two weeks.

Given the expectations for Trevor Lawrence, this Jets win may have implications for years to come.

63 responses to “Jets get their first win of the season

  1. who needs trevor lawrence ,right jets fans!!!! this is so completely jets like i can’t understand why i did not notice it sooner!

  2. Sure we can all laugh at the Jets but they’ll be laughing next year when Matt Patricia and not-Trevor Lawrence are leading them to a 3 win season!

  3. Rams are a fraud team that can’t do anything right. All I wanted for this season was a 0-16 Jets. It would have been the memory of all memories to see the Jets misery get piled on.

    I hope the Rams are a first round knock out.

  4. Seeing several headlines already that allude to the Jets “blowing” their shot at Trevor Lawrence. Seriously, do people have memories? The Jets “tanked” for Darnold 3 years ago and immediately ruined him. A #1 pick guarantees nothing. Especially for the Jets.

  5. As much as I would have loved an 0 and 16 Jets, there have been too many games they’ve been in, where they should have won but lost. Eventually, their fortunes were going to change. They aren’t half as bad as the 2008 Lions or the 2017 Browns. Still bad though.

  6. I honestly feel that Sam Darnold is not a bad franchise QB. With a little more direction and some solid weapons around him, he can be decent.

  7. dolphins2cool says:
    Just Embarrassing Trevor’s Smiling.
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    Sure, because going to Jacksonville will be so much better for his career.

  8. Yeah, I think we can stop putting Jared Goff on those lists with “elite” quarterbacks.

  9. Poor Trevor. Instead of livin it up in New York City he might be going to Jacksonville. You ever been to Jacksonville?

  10. Good job Goff. 3rd and 4 and you go deep and miss just for McVay to go for it again on 4th and 4 and what do you do??? You go deep again smh.

  11. Jets should roll with Darnold and a real coach next year. Draft a #1 WR or trade back for a haul.

  12. It doesn’t matter if the QB is Darnold, Lawrence or Fields but the team that is around him. The Jets have been close in several games so The most important decision they will have to make is who the head coach will be. They have to improve the talent around him!! You can talk about Mahommes all you want but put him in Darnold’s situation and what would you expect to get from him. Three or four more wins a season?

  13. Somewhere, Dan Orlovsky and the rest of the 2008 Lions are popping their bottles of Two-Buck Chuck in celebration.

  14. Trevor lawrence just heaved a sigh of relief. Only in Jets land could winning a game really mean dooming yourself in the future. What a futile organization.

  15. The Rams get the Big Raspberry Award for losing to the Jets!! Concerning the Rams:

    To quote the late Dennis Green: “they are who we thought they are!!”
    To quote Jim Mora: “playoffs?” … “playoffs?” … “are you kidding me??” … “I’m just trying to win a game!!”
    To quote the late Yogi Berra: — “The future ain’t what it used to be”
    Another Yogi Berra: “Ninety percent of the game is half mental”

    Congrats to the Jets !!

  16. “@iliketurtles”
    Give me Jacksonville, the beaches, easy living, and world class golf over NYC as a hometown any day of the week.
    Trever just got married to his lifelong sweetheart…the jville beaches will suit them just fine.

  17. So it’s the dreadful, terribly run large-market team vs. the dreadful, terribly-run small-market team in the Lawrence sweepstakes.

    No one wins, and Lawrence loses.

  18. The only thing that would make me laugh harder is if the Jaguars announce Bill O’Brien as their next coach.

  19. I’m not sure how the Jags wind up in first place in the draft. The Jets and Jags didn’t play each other so head to head is out. Their only common opponent is the Colts who the Jags beat and the Jets lost to. The Jags win is in the AFC the Jets win is not. I think the tie breakers go to the Jets.

  20. Thank you New York Jets for finally showing true heart and respecting your fans enough to go out and win a game.
    Tanking or not, an 0-16 season is a true middle finger to the fans and should never happen in professional sports.

  21. I see all 3 Jaguar fans are in a good mood. What makes you think Trevor wants to go to that dumpster fire? And will we hear reports of him not wanting to go to Jax now? Oh, right, doesnt fit the lol-jets narrative.

  22. Seems Donald was the only one aware of the situation.

    “Obviously, they’re not playing how they want to play, but I think he’s a good quarterback,” Donald said. “He’s really mobile. He can move, make things happen with his feet and get out of trouble. It looks like he’s strong. I’ve seen a couple times when it looked like he was about to get sacked, but he was able to break out and make something happen.”
    ~Aaron Donald

    Rest of the defense took the 1st half off.

  23. Once again the Jets do Jet’s things. Trevor Lawrence owes you all a big “thank you” seeing as we can add, not being able to tank right on to your resume once again. Well, I guess all you Jets fans can get ready for next season and know nothing changes, just another year of high hopes and another less than .500 season. Congratulations on the win.

  24. Maybe the Colts will take a dive vs. the Jaguars and the Jets will get the first pick anyways. Since Jax is in Indy’s division, the Colts don’t want to face Trevor Lawrence twice a season for the next 15 years.

  25. Trevor would have been better off going to the Jets. They have the most cap room in the NFL and next years lower cap will force some teams to let go of good players. Also the Jets have extra draft picks this year and next. This includes Seattle’s #1s for both years. With Joe Douglas doing the drafting the team is in a great position to improve.

  26. ~9% state income tax in NY, none in Florida. If the draft order holds Lawrence just saved roughly 3.3 million over the four years of his rookie contract.

  27. jvillenole says:
    Give me Jacksonville, the beaches, easy living, and world class golf over NYC as a hometown any day of the week.
    Trever just got married to his lifelong sweetheart…the jville beaches will suit them just fine.
    ==

    Spoken like a true fan of a perpetually losing team.
    Any professional athlete that comes out of college caring more about the attributes of where he will live instead of what’s best for his career is a loser and probably of little long-term value to any franchise.

  28. The colts are trying to win the division. Plus the jags won’t allow themselves to beat the colts again lol

  29. deannafell says:
    December 20, 2020 at 7:59 pm
    I see all 3 Jaguar fans are in a good mood. What makes you think Trevor wants to go to that dumpster fire? And will we hear reports of him not wanting to go to Jax now? Oh, right, doesnt fit the lol-jets narrative.

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    I’m so glad I’m not a Jets fan. I’d hate to have to be this mad about a win.

  30. I don’t really get why New York City thinks their city is the greatest.. It’s overpriced,Stinks, full of jerks and at least you can actually swim in the water in jacksonville lol

  31. Jokes aside, good for the Jets. Much love to Frank Gore. That man does not deserve an 0-16 season attached to his name

  32. ramswillwin says:
    December 20, 2020 at 7:19 pm
    Although I would like Goof released at the end of the year, this one is on the defense.

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    The Jets want to release Gas.

  33. swampthaaang says:

    December 20, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Trevor would have been better off going to the Jets. They have the most cap room in the NFL and next years lower cap will force some teams to let go of good players. Also the Jets have extra draft picks this year and next. This includes Seattle’s #1s for both years. With Joe Douglas doing the drafting the team is in a great position to improve.

    I think you’re talking about the Jags. We have over 100 million in cap space, 2 firsts,2 seconds,a third, 2 4ths , and 5th, 6th and 7th. Brand new gm and coach and no state income tax. Living on the beach is not bad either. He’ll get plenty of endorsement deals regardless of w here he plays.

  34. Jasonfinfan1 says:
    December 20, 2020 at 9:03 pm
    I don’t really get why New York City thinks their city is the greatest.. It’s overpriced,Stinks, full of jerks and at least you can actually swim in the water in jacksonville lol

    Having been to both a few times I agree with you about Jacksonville being the far more
    pleasant of the 2.
    I would entertain living in Jacksonville but not even think of NYC as a place to live.
    However the Jets fanbase is more New Jersey than NYC and lets face it.
    Jacksonville isn’t really big enough to be an NFL City.

  35. orivar says:
    December 20, 2020 at 7:14 pm
    Rams are a fraud team that can’t do anything right. All I wanted for this season was a 0-16 Jets. It would have been the memory of all memories to see the Jets misery get piled on.

    I hope the Rams are a first round knock out.

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    Honestly, could the Rams miss the playoffs?
    Play like this against the Seahawks for the division next week? L
    Play against a hungry Cards team looking for a playoff spot? L?
    This would put them at 9-7, or right on the cutting edge with AZ and CHI

  36. Tri-lambs stink it up yet again. They should put bags over there heads…Goff should have a big L on his jersey instead of that C…he doesn’t deserve the honor to be a captain!

  37. I hope a decent organization trades down to get Trevor Lawrence. I’d hate to see him go to Jacksonville or the Jets. Two of the worst run pro sports organizations in recent memory.

  38. jerrystrashcan says:
    I would entertain living in Jacksonville but not even think of NYC as a place to live.However the Jets fanbase is more New Jersey than NYC and lets face it.
    Jacksonville isn’t really big enough to be an NFL City.

    Doing a quick check on the 2018 census Jacksonville actually has 1 million people in the city making it the 12th most populated in the US ahead of Seattle,Denver,Washington DC, and Boston..

    Jacksonville being a small city is just blows my mind.

  39. The Jets Get their 1st win of the season because of Defense and the Dowaill Rod.
    Even though the Jets are 1-13. They are a much better team with Loggains calling the plays
    then they are with Gase. They were 0-6 Under Gase 61.5% pass Under Loggains 1-7 53.5% pass. They were avg 39.2 Pass plays a game and 24.5 runs under Gase
    Under Loggains 29.3 pass plays 25.5 Runs.

    Loggains should be considered for the head Coaching job with the Jets
    They don’t need some pass happy alleged offensive Guru.
    They need someone who is going to be smart especially if they draft a QB in the 1st Rd.
    With the Zac Taylors, Kellen Moores, and these other moronic playcallers
    Running close to or more then 40 pass plays a game the QB is not going to last.
    Most of the Playcallers in this league need to be Fired!!!!!.

  40. I’m just happy Frank Gore got to experience one last win before the end his career after the season.

  41. Honestly it looked like the Jets shoved the Rams all over the lot and the better team won, if anything they could have won by more. This is why they play the games.

  42. You can’t tell players who have to put up game tape to secure their future to tank. Sure the front office can put together a #1 pick roster, but players will always compete. This is why “tanking” is a fool’s game.

  43. I don’t understand all the love fest for Lawrence. He’s way too skinny and doesn’t have a strong arm. He may be a great qb but he’s hardly a sure thing.

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