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Head coach, Rex Ryan described his team’s performance as: “as bad as it gets”
Team captain, Santonio Holmes called it: “a tough day”
Starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez said: “It is embarrassing. It was bad all around.”
The Philadelphia (we’ll call it a) domination over the Jets left Sanchez and his fellow teammates with their heads hanging low in front of the 69,144 in attendance at Lincoln Financial Field, racking up another loss and one step further from a playoff position.
With a humiliating 45-19 final, the Eagles landed the Jets into a position that will force them to win their next two games for a playoff spot.
The Jets entered Week 15 with control over their post season future and in less than 20 minutes, they blew it. Apparently Rex forgot to inform his team that they are fighting for a playoff spot.
Sorry Jets fans, but the only word to sum up the game is: domination.
It all started nearly nine minutes into the game when the Eagles returned a Jets fumble for a 47-yard touchdown.
With less than 10 minutes left in the 1st half, Eagles running back, LeSean McCoy ran for a 9-yard touchdown putting his team up to 28-0. With a 4-touchdown lead, the Jets didn’t run dry the entire first half. Two Nick Folk field goals and a Sanchez-Holmes connection left the first half at 28-13.
The Jets concluded the embarrassment with 11 penalties, 4 turnovers, 2 fumbles lost and 2 interceptions thrown. Also worth mentioning: the offensive line allowed quarterback Mark Sanchez to get sacked 4 times, causing him to shortly leave the field after a “good shot” as Sanchez describes it.
“Turning around and having to see your quarterback lying on the ground is not a good feeling when you’re a wide receiver expecting to see the ball thrown to you,” said wide receiver, Santonio Holmes.
New York’s defense got stomped all over. McCoy alone had 3 touchdowns and the team had 420 yards of offense.
It was the largest margin of defeat for the Jets this year. Since Rex Ryan became head coach in 2009, they have allowed more than 30 points a game 8 times, 4 from this season alone.
The Eagles put up big numbers against the Jets today. Vick completed 15 of 22 passes for 274 yards, a touchdown pass and a rushing touchdown.
Ryan said of Vick:
“It looked like we were scared to death of him.”
Tight End Brent Celek set a new record for an Eagles tight end with five catches for 156 yards and a touchdown.
After this week’s horrendous defeat, the Jets are still the ones who will determine whether or not they will be playoff contenders. They still hold the sixth spot in the AFC Wild Card race.
“We have to win these next two games and then we’ll find out how far we can go,” said Ryan.
“I don’t think we’re a Super Bowl team or even a playoff team,” said linebacker, Bart Scott, earlier this week.
A trip to Philadelphia territory took a turn for the worst for the Jets this week.
Although both New York football teams fell (very) short in the week 15 match-ups, one will be sure to come out with a win this Saturday.