The Jets misplaced their remaining house sport of 2017 Sunday at MetLife Stadium, 14-7, to the Chargers. They’ve now dropped eight of their previous 10.
Listed below are grades and extras from the Christmas Eve contest.
Bryce Petty began for the second straight week and struggled mightily along with his accuracy once more. The offensive line produced 197 dashing yards regardless of lacking two starters. However seven factors is not going to win you any video games.
This loss is not on the protection. The unit may have achieved a greater job defending tight finish Antonio Gates, however the secondary restricted Professional Bowl huge receiver Keenan Allen and stopped the run. They did sufficient to win. The offense didn’t.
SPECIAL TEAMS: A-
This grade would have been a lot worse if a fourth-quarter punt return landing from Travis Benjamin wasn’t known as again for holding. The Jets executed an onside kick on the opening kick off. Lachlan Edward pinned 5 of his 9 punts contained in the 20.
The Jets confronted a 4th-and-7 from the Chargers’ 17-yard line with simply greater than three minutes remaining, down seven factors. Petty obtained a one-on-one matchup with Robby Anderson on the skin – the precise look he needed – however the throw was method off. Los Angeles took over on downs and ran the clock right down to 15 seconds.
Regardless of Petty’s poor play, Todd Bowles mentioned he by no means even thought-about taking part in backup Christian Hackenberg. Was this the correct resolution?
“He is not dangerous. Bryce is the backup quarterback. He gained it in the summertime. You place the backup in. You do not put a 3 over a two. Christian isn’t that dangerous. Bryce didn’t have an honest ball sport. It is solely his second begin. I am not going to take a seat right here and condemn the man as a result of he did not play properly in week two of beginning this yr after not taking part in all yr. I am not simply going to leap a man in that hasn’t performed all yr and put him up there, both.” – Bowles on not taking part in Hackenberg