On Sunday in Seattle, New York’s 13th loss of the year was effectively decided only a few minutes into the first quarter.
After scoring on their first drive of the game, something this team has done in seven straight contests, the Jets allowed 40 unanswered points to Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
Four excruciating quarters later, the final whistle blew to end New York’s misery as the Jets fell 40-3 at Lumen Field.
Wilson threw for four touchdown passes and 206 yards in the Seahawks’ ninth win this year, picking apart the Jets’ beleaguered secondary with ease.
This game was so lopsided that Seattle didn’t even need Wilson to play in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks brought former Jets quarterback Geno Smith in for garbage time, a period that began with a few minutes left in the third.
On the other side, Jets quarterback Sam Darnold managed just 132 yards against a defense that entered play as the worst unit in football at limiting opposing aerial attacks. Believe it or not, that’s Darnold’s worst game of the year thus far.
He was sacked three times and it would’ve been even more ugly had the Seahawks not dropped an interception three times.
The Jets are now three losses away from making the most humiliating type of history and becoming just the third team ever to finish a season 0-16.