The Jets are simply ok to lose.
They play nicely sufficient to win, however solely to some extent. After which they discover a option to dutifully hand the sport off to their opponent as if to play proper into the self-fulfilling prophecy because the dropping staff they have been predicted to be earlier than the season started.
Which maddens you extra as a Jets fan?
Being teased by the group that could possibly be four-four, 5-three and even 6-2 proper now as an alternative of three-5 and driving a 3-recreation dropping streak lowlighted by three consecutive blown second-half leads after Sunday’s 25-20 loss to the Falcons at MetLife Stadium?
Or just getting into video games understanding they haven’t any probability to win?
As a result of make no mistake: This Jets staff has grow to be an excruciating tease to its followers, notably these trustworthy, water-logged souls who sat by way of Sunday’s rain deluge for 3-plus hours.
You need to embrace this staff, as a result of there’s some good, younger creating expertise complemented by some strong veteran leaders. However there’s one thing lacking with this workforce, and it’s troublesome to definitively diagnose, whether or not it’s so simple as inexperience or lack of a nasty killer intuition or no matter else.
Because the shocking, really feel-good three-2 begin, the widespread-denominator outcome for the Jets has been a special participant making a recreation-altering second-half blunder that causes the group to lose.
Every week in the past in South Florida, 31-28 loss to the Dolphins after main 28-14 within the fourth quarter, it was quarterback Josh McCown’s crushing INT within the ultimate seconds of the sport that handed Miami a chip-shot recreation-profitable area aim.
On Sunday towards the Tremendous Bowl runner-up Falcons, you had your decide of a number of gamers and moments that modified the fortune of the Jets, who led 17-thirteen on the half and 17-sixteen within the fourth quarter.
You can begin with Jeremy Kerley’s muffed-punt with the Jets trailing 22-20 with 6:forty two remaining within the recreation. The turnover gave the Falcons the ball on the Jets thirteen-yard line and 4 performs later, they took a 25-20 lead on a 29-yard subject aim.
“I’m all the time making an attempt to do one thing to make a play,’’ Kerley stated. “It simply so occurred I put the workforce in a nasty state of affairs. It sucks.’’
You possibly can add within the missed subject objectives of forty six and forty eight yards, each of which pale extensive proper, by Jets kicker Chandler Catanzaro.
“I left six factors on the market and clearly the margin was 5. … I really feel dangerous for my teammates,’’ a gutted Catanzaro stated. “I simply really feel horrible about how issues went right now.’’
Then combine within the…