The Jets’ late-season collapse is now complete. Mike White threw two interceptions and the Jets failed to reach the end zone for the second straight game in a 23-6 loss to the Seahawks at Lumen Field.
The loss was the Jets’ fifth straight and they are now officially eliminated from the playoffs, increasing their NFL-worst playoff drought to 12 years.
“We feel like we blew the season,” rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson said. “We wanted a chance at the playoffs. At the end of the day, that’s what we wanted to do and have a chance to prove ourselves beyond that. We didn’t get there. We don’t feel good about it at all.”
The Jets entered the game needing to win their final two and have the Patriots lose next week to the Bills. But the Jets could not find the end zone and their defense gave up enough big plays early to send them into a meaningless final week of the season.
The loss drops the Jets to 7-9, guaranteeing their seventh straight losing season. This was a stunning fall for a team that was 7-4 at the end of November and felt like it was ready to end the playoff drought. Instead, the Jets suffered one of the worst collapses in franchise history.