Mike LaFleur’s aggression leads to Mike White’s patience in Jets win over Bengals
New York Jets fans had very little hope when the calendar moved to Week 8 of the NFL season. Just the previous week, they watched as their team got blown by 41 points to Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots in Foxborough.
Not only did the 54-13 defeat sting in obvious ways, but it also represented the environment that saw rookie quarterback Zach Wilson leave via injury.
What else could possibly go wrong?
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Well, if it’s up to Mike White, nothing.
Incredibly, the under-the-radar signing, who’s spent most of the last two seasons scuffling from the practice squad to off the roster, put forth the Jets’ first 400-yard passing performance since Vinny Testaverde did it in December 2000.
White led the Jets to a shocking 34-31 victory over the red-hot Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium.
Those who didn’t witness it wouldn’t believe such a miraculous thing could happen, but it did.
White graciously accepted what the Bengals defense gave him and his teammates. Taking underneath throw time and again, his passing allowed running back Michael Carter to rack up a team-high nine receptions and 95 yards through the air.
How in the world did this happen?
Well, White was good; there’s no question about that. However, offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur was also pretty damn good.
LaFleur guessed correctly in the early going of the game, allowing White and his offense to be aggressive. He also pulled out a lot of the stops we hadn’t yet seen up to this point.
Blewett’s Blitz is back to break down the New York Jets’ shocking victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, with a lot of Mike White and Mike LaFleur mixed in (member-only video is below and lasts for over four hours).