After taking a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, the New York Jets allowed the Seattle Seahawks (9-4) to score 40 unanswered points in their largest blowout of the season. The LOL Jets remain winless, sinking to an 0-13 record after another humiliating loss.
Another loss, another game without a touchdown. The Jets scored only three points, which marked their fourth game of the season without the offense scoring a TD.
“Losing’s not fun,” said dejected quarterback Sam Darnold after the game.
The Jets are the lowest-scoring team in the league, averaging 15 points per game. The top five scoring teams in the league (Chiefs, Packers, Titans, Saints, Seahawks) average more than 30 points per game and score almost twice as many points as the Jets.
The Jets scored three or fewer points for the third time in their last eight games. The Miami Dolphins shut out Gang Green in their first meeting and held the shoddy Jets to only three points in their rematch in Week 12.
The 40-3 final score doesn’t truly reflect the lopsided defeat. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll pulled Russell Wilson in the third quarter. Wilson threw four touchdowns to four different receivers. The leading MVP candidate went 21-for-27 for 206 yards. Backup QB Geno Smith, another ex-member of the Jets on the Seattle roster, played the entire fourth quarter.
Carroll got his first head coaching job in the NFL with the New York Jets. He spent just one season with Gang Green and was fired after a 6-10 record in 1994.
Zero Offense + No Defense = LOL Jets
The Jets axed Gregg Williams after last week’s disastrous loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on the final play of the game. Without Williams, the Jets suffered their worst loss of the season. Although it was the first time someone posted 40 points on the Jets this season, this loss marked the fourth time they allowed 35 or more points in a game. The porous defense allowed 30 plus points for the ninth time in 13 losses.
“This one got away from us very quickly and when you have chances against a team like this, you’ve got to take advantage of them or this is what the outcome’s going to be,” said Gase.
Going back to last season, the Jets have played 16 consecutive games in which they failed to pass for more yards than the opposition.
Gase is supposed to be an offensive genius, yet not once in the last 16 games did his Jets outgun their opponents.
The Jets struggled with a meager 185 yards of offense. Meanwhile, the defense allowed 410 yards from the Seahawks.
Seattle safety Jamal Adams, playing against his old team, set the NFL single-season record for sacks from a defensive back with 8.5.
Keep Fading the Jets
If you’ve been following along with us this season, then you’re aware of our plan to bet against the Jets every week until they fire their head coach. With Gase at the helm, the Jets are 0-13 straight up and 4-9 against the spread.
The Jets were +15 dogs, but the Seahawks didn’t have to sweat at all during the 40-3 blowout. We improved to 9-5 fading the Jets this season.
|FADE THE LOL JETS
- Week 14: Seattle Seahawks 40, NY Jets 3
- Point Spread: SEA -15
- Jets Record: 0-13 SU, 4-9 ATS
- Fade the Jets Record: 9-4
The Jets will remain on the West Coast with a game in Week 15 scheduled against the LA Rams (9-4) in Hollywood next Sunday. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t let the Jets return home until they win another game.
The Rams are 5-1 at SoFi Stadium, their new home field which they also share with the LA Chargers. The Jets lost to the Chargers at SoFi a couple of weeks ago, yet backdoored a cover.
The Jets opened as a +17 underdog against the Rams. Another week, another double-digit dog for the LOL Jets. The large point spread shall not deter us. We’ll continue to fade the winless LOL Jets.
If you missed it, the gang at Saturday Night Live poked fun at the Jets during a sketch.