The New York Jets blew a 10-0 lead over the Buffalo Bills and managed only four yards of offense in the second half on their way to an 18-10 loss. The LOL jets are now 0-7 on the season, but they finally covered their first game of the season when the Bills failed to beat the point spread of 10-plus points.
The Jets are the only winless team in the NFL, and they continue to be in the running for the #1 pick in the draft (aka Trevor Lawrence from Clemson). Fans can only pray that the Jets are sticking with inept head coach Adam Gase as a tanking measure. But any Jets fan will tell you, they can’t even trust the team will tank properly.
The Jets blew a 10-0 first-half lead because they finished this game with a paltry 190 yards of offense, including a measly four yards in the second half. The Jets had only five possessions in the second half. Three of those ended as 3-and-out situations, including the Jets’ final drive late in the fourth quarter when an interception sealed the game and resulted in negative yardage for Gang Green.
The 10-0 Lead
For an hour on Sunday, the Jets looked like a real football team. Adam Gase handed over the play-calling to Dowell Loggains, who sounds more like a character from a Tolkien novel than an NFL offensive coordinator. Under Loggains’ guidance, the Jets exploded for 193 yards of offense during their initial three drives in the first quarter.
Wide receiver Denzel Mims played in his first game as a member of Gang Green, and the rookie from Baylor showed flashes of brilliance. Mims led the Jets with four catches for 42 yards, but failed to get into the end zone.
The Jets finally fed running back La’Mical Perine the rock, and the rookie scored his first touchdown in the NFL. Perine rushed 11 times for 39 yards, including one score.
“I felt like we got into a rhythm,” said quarterback Sam Darnold.
In the first half, the Jets got excellent efforts on both sides of the ball. The defense forced turnovers and held Josh Allen and the Bills to zero points.
Then, reality sunk in, and the LOL Jets reared their ugly heads. The Bills made the necessary first-half adjustments to finally get on the scoreboard. The Jets reverted to their old, losing ways. On offense, the Jets generated just four total yards and zero points in the second half. Let me reiterate that fact again … the Jets posted a mere four yards of offense in the second half.
Despite getting shutout in the second half, the Jets defense tried to keep them alive. The Jets D held the Bills to zero touchdowns overall, and stonewalled them 0-5 in the red zone. Bills kicker Tyler Bass became the game MVP with six field goals, including a 53-yard blast. Bass connected on 6-for-8 and, if he’d nailed one more, the Bills would have covered.
Fade the Jets Now 6-1
For the first time this season, Operation Fade the Jets failed to produce a profit. We were 6-0 during the first six weeks of the season fading the LOL Jets.
However, in Week 7 the Jets nearly let the Bills sneak in the backdoor with a late cover in the fourth quarter.
Over the last 20 weeks, the NY Jets are tied with the Dallas Cowboys with a 7-13 record ATS. The Cowboys are 0-7 ATS this season after losing Andy Dalton to a vicious, dirty hit and falling to Washington.
|FADE THE LOL JETS|
- Week 7: Buffalo Bills 18, NY Jets 10
- Point Spread: BUF -10.5
- Jets Record: 0-7 SU, 1-6 ATS
- Fade the Jets Record: 6-1
The Jets now face the reigning Super Bowl champions in Week 8. The Kansas City Chiefs host Gang Green at Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday. Patrick Mahomes and the Chefs opened up as -21 consensus favorites. Early money surprisingly came on the LOL Jets, and the line moved to +19.
If the lifeless Jets play like they did in the second half against the Bills, then Kansas City could win this one by five touchdowns.