In the New York Jets’ 15th game of the 2022 season, on a rainy, windswept, stormy night in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Jets were defeated by the Jacksonville Jaguars, 19 – 3, all but ending any Jets playoff hopes.
The Jets are not mathematically eliminated yet, but having lost four straight and six out of eight, and with no home games remaining, there is little reason to think the Jets have much chance to get in the post-season dance.
After a first half in which the Jets were completely dismantled in every phase of the game, the Jets felt lucky to go into halftime trailing by “only” 10 points at 13 – 3.
The Jets opened the third quarter on offense and promptly went three and out.
The Jaguars then once again went right down the field to eventually kick a 41 yard field goal for a 16 – 3 lead. With the Jets defense unable to stop the Jaguars offense and the Jets offense unable to get anything going against the Jaguars defense, the game felt like it was over at this point.
The Jets threw in the towel on Zach Wilson and inserted Chris Streveler at quarterback. The crowd cheered the Jets 4th string quarterback coming in to replace the #2 overall pick in last year’s draft. It was a sobering moment.
With the loss the Jets go to 7-8 on the season. Now the Jets have to try to win two road games to close out the regular season and hope for plenty of help against other teams in the race for a wild card spot. After what we’ve seen over the last eight games from this team there is no reason to believe the Jets are up to the challenge.