FOXBORO — The New York Jets entered their Week 11 rematch on Sunday with the New England Patriots on the upbeat.
You walk away feeling like “dogsh-t”.
Despite losing 22-17 to the Pats three weeks ago, the Jets believed they could beat the Patriots.
When Zach Wilson was asked how they planned to avenge last season’s memorable week eight game loss, Wilson said, “We’re going to have these guys in two weeks.”
Well, after Sunday’s 10-3 loss, the Jets have now lost 14 straight to the Patriots, allowing the Patriots to overtake the Jets in the standings as both teams now sit at 6-4.
There have been rumors that Bill Belichick was in Jets quarterback Wilson. It’s hard to disagree that after Wilson’s dismal performance as New York’s offense was just 103 yards and couldn’t do much of anything.
But is it more than just Wilson? Is Belichick on everyone’s minds in the Jets organization? Including Jets head coach Robert Saleh?
“It was dog shit,” Saleh said of his team’s offensive work in the second half.
Wilson in particular showed his worst game of the season. He was just 9 of 22 for 75 yards, averaging 3.5 yards per attempt, with no touchdowns. He was sacked four times, and the Jets eventually finished with more punts (10) than Wilson completed passes (nine).
The signal caller is now 0-4 against the Patriots.
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Though Wilson’s average quarterback rating was 49.8 against the Patriots, his two career lows of 24.4 and 37 against New England, the sophomore quarterback gave an odd response when asked if he felt the Offensively failed the Jets’ defense.
“No. No,” Wilson said.
The Patriots’ defense dominated the second half, holding New York’s offense to a total of two yards. New York opened the third quarter with five straight 3-and-outs and punts on all seven drives. And, of course, none of their 13 total possessions made it into the red zone.
Matthew Judon continued his phenomenal season by adding 1.5 sacks, giving him a league lead 13 overall. Mack Wilson Sr., Deatrich Wise Jr. and Kyle Dugger recorded the other Patriots sacks.
“This shit is not okay. Straight ahead, it’s not okay,” said Jets receiver Garrett Wilson. “How many yards did we have in total, 103? That won’t fly. It’s time to be consistent. It’s time to win the games we should be winning.”
As the Patriots defense tries to continue that dominant stretch on Thanksgiving night against the Minnesota Vikings, the Jets are left wondering if that Pats meetup was really a “game they were meant to win”… Because for a long, long time, it just didn’t happen.
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