The Jets went ahead in the first quarter on a 3-yard TD pass to Quincy Enunwa who had 7 catches for 54 yards. The Bengals got a field goal. Nick Folk had a 22-yard field goal blocked. In the second quarter both teams scored a touchdown and a field goal. The Jets missed their extra point after their touchdown, which was a great effort by Eric Decker on a 15-yard pass. The Bengals scored a touchdown in the 3rd quarter. The 4th quarter saw the Jets score on 2 field goals then Mike Nugent hit the winner, a 47-yarder with 2:29 remaining. This one was a tough one to swallow.
I’m not sure where Brandon Marshall was today. His offensive pass interference and his dropped pass took away any hope to win this one. That dropped pass, right in his hands would have went for 20+ yards and all they would have needed would be another 20-25 yards for a last second shot at a field goal.
On the Jets drive late in the fourth quarter, they settled for a field goal. On first down the quarterback draw did not work. A running play to Forte went nowhere and a 3rd down pass into the end zone was incomplete. This is where the Jets need a legitimate short yardage fullback. Someone who can run between the tackles.
This game would have been a lot worse if not for the Jets defensive front 7, the line in particular. Leonard Williams had 2 ½ sacks and was great all game. Mo Wilkerson added 1 ½ sacks and Steve McLendon added 2 sacks and made a great play stopping a reverse. Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin added a sack.
Punter Lac Edwards had a very good game and Jalin Marshall returned a kickoff 65 yards. Andy Dalton ate the Jets secondary for lunch the whole second half. He was 23-30,
366 yds. for the game but it seemed like almost every pass he threw after half time was a completion.
There was part of the game, the end of the 3rd quarter and the beginning of the 4th that the running game really took shape. Alternating running plays between Forte and Powell went for good yardage. The quarterback draw was a head scratchier.
The Jets coaching staff was out coached. The Bengals, except for their offensive line made better adjustments and in the second half looked like the much better team. The Jets did not make adjustments to offset the Bengals passing game, in particular AJ Green and this is where they got beat. This is Todd Bowles second year and there are no excuses for this.
It is a short week and the Jets have to get back on their horse and win against Buffalo.
Jet veterans, Revis, Marshall, Fitzpatrick and Folk need to play better.
So much for the improved special teams…. Besides some quality receptions, Enunwa had a few good blocks to help Forte get extra yardage….Jets safties seemed out of position the whole game….Why didn’t Robby Anderson get any balls thrown to him….Jets are paying Revis a lot of money. Jets need to see a return on their investment….AJ Green’s line-12 rec. 180 yds. 1 TD. He had his way with Jets secondary….Nugent killed us when he was on the Jets, and he’s still killing us….Jets two biggest names, Revis and Marshall were invisible today….The Jets last second substitutions on defense made them look badly coached….I thought Bowles should have used his timeouts in the 1st half and saved them in the 2nd half….Refs missed a big call when Marshall was hit helmet to helmet in end zone in first half. Should have been 1st & goal.