The optimism in the season was short lived, as the Jets dropped their Week 2 match up to the Green Bay Packers, 31-24. Geno Smith lofted a beautiful pass to Jeremy Kerley for a game-tying touchdown on fourth-and-4 with five minutes left … right after offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg had called a timeout. The Jets got a first down on the next play but failed to convert on fourth-and-8 at the Green Bay 28-yard line and went on to lose the game.
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Ryan Mundy Returns Interception for Touchdown
The Jets had a chance to bounce back from the crushing loss on Monday Night Football when they faced the Chicago Bears. That chance was brief. Geno Smith overthrew Chris Johnson on a screen pass, and Bears safety Ryan Mundy picked off the pass and ran it back 45 yards for a touchdown on the second offensive play of the game. The Jets were down 17-13 at half half but lost 24-19.
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Geno Smith Benched at Halftime of Chargers Game
After the Lions game, the Jets unraveled in San Diego. Geno Smith was benched at halftime after going 8-of-19 for 47 yards. Michael Vick replaced him and did even worse, as he completed 4 of his 12 passes for 27 yards and one interception. After losing 31-0, reports surfaced that Smith missed a meeting the night before the game after getting confused by the time-zone change, and Vick admitted to not preparing enough for the game.
Julius Thomas Mocks Jets Secondary After Touchdown Catch
The Jets looked like they would be left for dead as they hosted the Denver Broncos’ high-powered offense. The Jets kept it pretty close, down 10 heading into the second half with the ball coming to them. After punting, the Broncos drove the ball down the field and capped it off with Julius Thomas’ second touchdown catch on first-and-four at the Jets’ 4-yard line. During Thomas’ celebration, on-the-field microphones picked up Thomas yelling “It’s so easy.”
Nick Folk's 58-yard Game-Winning Field Goal is Blocked
The Jets played their best game of the year so far and down 27-25 to the hated AFC Rival New England Patriots, the Jets lined up for a potential game-winning field goal from 58 yards away. Right before the snap, a referee moved Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower from committing a potential penalty. After the snap, Nick Folk's field goal attempt was blocked by Patriots defensive lineman Chris Jones and the game was over. Your 2014 Jets everyone.