The New York Jets got embarrassed on the road in Kansas City in Week 3. So what was the good, the bad, and the ugly from the game?
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Sep 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) is unable to catch this pass while defended by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) and inside linebacker Justin March-Lillard (59) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Jets were flying high after their beat-down of the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Those same Jets must have got flown into the wrong airport because they didn’t show up.
Sep 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) hands off to running back Matt Forte (22) during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
While I pride myself on being the most optimistic Jets fan on planet Earth, there wasn’t much good to pull from this game.
The term shooting yourself in the foot found a whole new meaning on the road in Kansas City. But there were a few glimmers to take from this game.
The Jets finally got running back Bilal Powell involved on offense, sure, some of that was because the game got out of hand at the end. But in all honesty, the game was within reach until the final few minutes of the game.
While running back Matt Forte is the unquestioned bell cow of this offense, the Jets’ long term success is dependent on the balance in their backfield.
Sep 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) talks to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) after their game at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 24-3. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
When you turn the football over, in general, you don’t win many games. But when you do it to the magnitude the Jets did and on the road, their chances of winning depleted to zero.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was awful and while several of the interceptions were tipped, he still deserves blame. He forced throws when they weren’t there and that has been his problem throughout his career.