The New York Jets entered into Week 3 with a 1-1 record and proceeded to improve it against the Buffalo Bills by defeating them by a 27-20 score. A 2-1 record for the Jets after 3 Weeks was something that many thought was nearly impossible before the season started, but the Jets did try their very best to make it a 1-2 start.
What do I mean by this? The Jets committed 20 — yes, 20 – penalties that resulted in 168 penalty yards, most of them on the defensive side of the ball. Most notably, cornerback Kyle Wilson took a couple of ridiculous personal foul and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in the fourth quarter on the same drive, which led to a Bills touchdown that tied the game up at 20 at that point.
On top of that, the entire Jets defensive line seemed to jump offside on virtually every play in the fourth quarter as well, with the offensive line getting false start penalties that stalled drives in which the Jets could have tacked on some late points to put the game out of reach.
Overall, even though the Jets did hold on to win, fans cannot get too carried away with this 2-1 start. Yes, the Jets may be better than they were last season, but it was just the Bills that they beat, and they gave Buffalo so many opportunities to come back and win that game on Sunday.
Even though the Jets are now 2-1, they still have some major flaws, especially in consistency and awareness. Simply put, they aren’t good enough to maintain a winning season this year.