In the fourth quarter of the Jets' 41-0 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday, CBS commentator Dick Enberg said, "I'm trying to think of something that has gone right for the Jets." His color man, Randy Cross, said "the highlight reel could fit in a thimble -- the coin toss." The loss dropped the Jets to 2-3 and took some of the luster off their performance during a challenging early schedule.
After making the Colts sweat deep into the fourth quarter last week -- a achievement that doesn't look as impressive given Indianopolis' similar struggle against Tennessee at home Sunday -- the Jets just didn't show up on their trip to Jacksonville. Granted, the Jaguars were coming off a heart-wrenching loss that left a sour taste in their mouth, and the Jets' late loss could still leave them feeling proud. But head coach Eric Mangini and the rest of the Jets cannot be pleased with what happened.
What happened was four Jaguars touchdowns on their first five drives. By the 7:10 mark in the second quarter, it was 28-0. The Jets managed only 177 total yards during the entire game. Enberg and a whole lot of other people will have a tough time remembering a positive for the Jets in this game, and most of their fans and players will try to forget it.