Jets kiss playoffs goodbye with Seattle loss
The Jets’ season might be done after a 28-7 loss in Seattle on Sunday dropped them to 3-6.
The Jets were dominated on the line of scrimmage and let a rookie quarterback look like a poised veteran in the pocket. Three turnovers were killer, as was Seattle’s 35:23 in time of possession.
What went wrong …
1. Opening drive blues
After the Jets audaciously went for it — and failed — on 4th-and-1 on their opening drive, it took the Seahawks just three plays to cover 59 yards for the game’s opening score. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson completed both his attempts on the drive, including a well-placed pass to Golden Tate for a 38-yard touchdown reception. Seattle targeted cornerback Kyle Wilson on both completions of the drive as they looked to exploit his erratic performances this season.
2. Sanchez slipping
The bye week didn’t do much for the Jets’ beleaguered quarterback Mark Sanchez, who came into Week 10 with only two games this season where he had a completion percentage over 50 percent. Sanchez looked rattled and constantly threw into double coverage. He finished 9-of-22 for 124 yards and an interception. He was also sacked three times.
3. Tebow time?
After another disappointing afternoon by Sanchez, the focus is more squarely on Tim Tebow, who might be making a case to start. Tebow saw his most extensive time on offense since joining the Jets. He completed all three pass attempts and ran the ball for 14 yards on four carries, including a third-down conversion.
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