The New York Jets faces a tough lost to Philadelphia Eagle 24-7 with one of the worst plays in the NFL History!
This marks the first loss of the regular under head coach Todd Bowles. Jets defense gave up 24 points in the first half. The play of Eagles running backs Ryan Matthews and Darren Sproles hurt them tremendously. The play of the game was the Sproles 89 yard punt return touchdown, which put the Jets on catch up mode for the remainder of the game.
One of the worst plays in the game came late in the first half. Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall caught the football from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. He tried to lateral the ball to tight end Jeff Cumberland which ended up being a bonehead decision.
That was probably (the) worst play in NFL history,” said Marshall, talking about his attempted-lateral-turned-fumble in the second quarter according to the New York Daily News. “Wrong time to gamble. “I was pressing, trying to make a play. But can’t do that.
But the blame can’t just be on Marshall, who had a touchdown in the first half to will his team back into the game. Other factors were part of the Jets falling short. They were without running back Chris Ivory and wide receiver Eric Decker on the field offensively. Both players provide stability offensively and lightens the pressure of Fitzpatrick to throw more than 50 passes per game.
Fitzpatrick is known to have turnovers throwing down the field throughout his career. He cost the Jets three out of the four turnovers in the game. If the Jets have any chance of making the playoffs, they need to improve their running game. They also need to play great defense and take care of the football as they are not a strong enough team offensively to make huge plays early on in the game.
You can’t turn the ball over,” Bowles said. “That goes without saying. Whether they get tipped or anything like that, we know we can’t turn the ball over. You’re not going to win a game throwing three interceptions.