Maybe Rex Ryan’s idea to go to Dave and Busters instead of preparing wasn’t the best idea he’s ever had.
The Jets did what the team has routinely done all season, and that’s play terribly following a win. Today’s game against the Bills was no different.
Buffalo took advantage of four Geno Smith turnovers to win 37-14. Smith completed just 8 of 23 passes for 103 yards, 3 interceptions, and a lost fumble. Jarius Byrd had 2 picks for the Bills.
With the loss, the Jets become the first team in NFL history to alternate wins and losses through the first 10 games of a season. Rex Ryan now falls to 1-4 after the bye during his time with the Jets.
The game turned midway through the 2nd quarter with the Bills up 3-0. The Bills were about to punt, but Leger Douzable jumped offsides. Instead of it being 4th and a long 5, it became 4th and inches. EJ Manuel gained 1-yard on a quarterback sneak to keep Buffalo’s drive alive. Three plays later, EJ Manuel’s desperation heave was hauled in by TJ Graham after Dee Milliner didn’t know where the ball was.
On the Jets next drive, Kyle Williams sacked Geno Smith knocking the ball loose, and the Bills recovered the ball at the 5-yard line. Buffalo scored 2-plays later to take a commanding 17-0 lead.
It only got worse in the second half when Marquise Goodwin beat Antonio Cromartie for a 43-yard touchdown and Geno Smith threw a pick six to Da’Norris Searcy.
At that point, the score was 34-7, and Matt Simms came in to replace Geno Smith.
Not even the addition of Ed Reed, or Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods both being out for the Bills made any difference mainly because Geno was that bad.
The Jets blew a chance to put a stranglehold on an AFC Wild Card spot, and will now have to travel to Baltimore for a tough game against the Ravens.
But based on the pattern of the Jets season, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the team suddenly get it back together against Baltimore.