Posted on: September 15, 2008 2:27 pm

WEEK 2: JETS V PATRIOTS..... Left Speechless

The Jets for the first time in as many years as I can remember were the favorites against the Patriots going into Sunday’s game. This gave Jets fans across the nation (probably mostly in <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New York</st1:place></st1:state>) high hopes for their season. This all came crashing down when the Jets has first and goal on the 1 yard line and couldn't get a touchdown out of it. Brian Schottenheimer is a great offensive coordinator and he is now working with one of the best quarterbacks of all time, and he didn't call one play action pass plays in this game ending set of downs. The Jets offense, which was above par last week against the Dolphins Week 1, looked like they were not all there. Even the Jets players looked like they didn't expect the Patriot's Defense to be shutting them down so much. The players looked very surprised that they weren't winning. Not only were the players surprised, the Jets Fans were at a loss for words. Expectations were high, and all that may not happen again for a couple of week, until the Jets can prove that they are a more solid team than they looked on Sunday.  No one expected Matt Cassel to have the decent game that he did, the Jets defense was excited to get some interceptions, but that never happened. The unlikely stars of the Jets offense were Laveranues Coles, Chansi Stuckey, and the few moments of glimmer from Brett Favre and Thomas Jones. The Jets defense looked to be a completely different team than they were week 1. Week 1, the Jets defense shut down Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. This game, the old Jets, LaMont Jordan looked like he couldn't be stopped in the second half (Jordan had 62 yards, all coming in the second half). The Jets defense did look pretty solid all game besides stopping the run in the second half, but it wasn't enough to win when the offense can not produce scores. The Jets did shut down Randy Moss, only allowing him 22 yards. In the end, it was a heartbreaking loss for the Jets. Next week the Jets play the Chargers and the Cardinals game follows that to finish off the first 4 games before the bye week. Jets need to bounce back in a big way to show that they are contenders in the AFC.

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