The New York Jets show mental toughness after a two game loss and win against the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-23. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Chris Ivory combined for 4 touchdowns in the win.
There’s no question the Jets lost a heartbreaking game against the Patriots and were embarrassed on the road against the Oakland Raiders. Everything seem to be going downhill after a good start, but the Jaguars saved them from losing three straight.
We won,” Jets coach Todd Bowles said flatly according to the Associated Press. ”That’s the biggest thing. Obviously, there were some sloppy things that we’ve got to clean up.
Fitzpatrick threw for 272 yards and 2 touchdowns with a torn ligament in his left thumb. He manage to play through the injury with a glove and played solid. Ivory didn’t run the ball well but manage to get two touchdowns on 23 carries for 26 rushing yards. Not a pretty game offensively, but the defense stepped up.
The Jets intercepted Jags’ Blake Bortles passes throughout the game, one by cornerback Marcus Williams. They also stripped him in the fourth quarter and came up with a couple sack. They looked old and slow the defense due to nagging injuries but Bortles didn’t feel comfortable in the pocket which made the jets defense confident during the game.
We just didn’t finish it,” coach Gus Bradley said. ”You look back on it, a lot of these were self-inflicted, the turnovers and the penalties at inopportune times. We did it to ourselves.
Half of it was self-inflicted and the other good play by the Jets, but they needed this win to stay in the wildcard hunt. They are banged up and hopeful to be ready against the Buffalo Bills coached by former jets head coach Rex Ryan Thursday. Expect it to be a grind out game with low scoring and possibly a statement win from either team.
We’ve got a short week,” Bowles said. ”We’ve got to turn it around and correct it overnight. It was a win. It was a good win against a gritty team and we’ve got to move on.