On a day that saw the Jets lose their starting center and their starting quarterback the team was still able to pull off a 24-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
While truly a must-win game for the 2 – 5 Jets it wasn’t a statement game by any means. They still have a lot of work to do with their secondary and offensive line, but there were bright spots.
The AFC East is still just a one win division. That is to say that despite win / loss records, no team has greater than one win in the division (only the Dolphins do not have a division win).
Matt Forté had a day rushing 30 times for 100 yards (avg 3.3 with a long of 15). With his rushing touchdown he became the fifth player to rush for 8000 yards, produce 4000 receiving yards and total 20 receiving touchdown’s in NFL history.
Was Odell Beckham Jr.’ Performance a week ago vs. The Ravens an Influence?:
OBJ inspired Quincy Enunwa, when he caught a button-hook from Geno Smith then twisted away from the defender and sped downfield for a 69-yard touchdown.
“The one thing I was thinking about was that Odell had a couple on them last week, so I wanted to make sure that people knew that he wasn’t the only explosive receiver in the 2014 draft class,” Enunwa said, referring to Beckham’s two touchdowns against the Ravens last week at MetLife.
Quincy, a sixth-round pick, said he might have caught the Ravens off guard with his speed.
Enunwa was clocked at 21.33 mph.
“I didn’t surprise my team they knew already. The other team? Probably. A lot of people underestimate it”.
Brandon Marshall said he knew it was a touchdown:
“Once I got my block, I just started running to the sideline because I knew they weren’t going to catch him, This guy’s strong and fast. And that was the biggest play of this game.”
Robby Anderson spotting:
While Anderson touched the ball just four times, he made them count with 3 receptions for 41 yards and one end around for 30 yards. Totaling 71 yards on the day is something to be positive about as the team searches for answers to Eric Deckers loss to the PUP list.
While Geno Smith goes for an MRI Monday ( Smith injured his knee on a third-down sack, Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to great effect, going 4-for-4 in executing an 85-yard drive to the go-ahead TD-NYJ) Jets fans will wait to see which of their two quarterbacks will start as they face the Cleveland Browns next week, then the Dolphins. Which up to now, appears to be the lighter part of their schedule.
Still, with offensive line injuries and struggling play, coupled with secondary issues ( the Jets pass defense gave up its ninth pass of 40-plus yards this season, a 53-yarder from Joe Flacco to Mike Wallace, beating the converging coverage of CB Buster Skrine and S Calvin Pryor) (Skrine, bounced back with a big play, a 51-yard interception return of a Flacco pass) , getting a few in the win column will be anything but easy for the Jets.