Grading the Jets following Sunday’s 35-9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Offense It was another game where the Jets moved the ball in the first half, but failed to put it in the end zone,
Grading the Jets following Sunday’s 35-9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
It was another game where the Jets moved the ball in the first half, but failed to put it in the end zone, and then fell apart in the second half. They managed just 64 yards in the second half and punted five times. QB Sam Darnold (18 of 30, 133 yards, 70.6 rating) did not turn the ball over, but his longest completion was 27 yards. He averaged 4.4 yards per attempt. TE Chris Herndon fumbled on his only catch as his season from hell continues.
The Chiefs toyed with the Jets defense. QB Patrick Mahomes (31 of 42, 416 yards, 5 TDs, 144.4 rating) did whatever he wanted. TE Travis Kelce (8 catches, 109 yards) was open all day. It was like watching varsity play the JV. The only time the Chiefs offense stumbled was when it handed the ball to former Jet Le’Veon Bell (6 carries, 7 yards). The Chiefs rolled up 496 total yards.
The Jets gave up a fake punt that set up the Chiefs’ second touchdown. The Jets looked like they had no idea it was coming. Just before halftime, the Jets had a great chance to steal three points, but gave up a block on the field-goal attempt. Punter Braden Mann had a beautiful 60-yard punt and backup kicker Sergio Castillo made three field-goal attempts. But overall it was a terrible day for this unit.
We need to get a camera inside the halftime locker room. What are the coaches doing? The Jets get outcoached every week in the second half. It was a good game plan to keep the ball out of Patrick Mahomes’ hands as much as possible and they were executing it in the first half. Adam Gase has no answers. OC Dowell Loggains called a nice first half but had nothing in the second half. DC Gregg Williams could not do anything to slow down Mahomes.