The film doesn’t lie: Mike White was cooking in Buffalo
The New York Jets‘ loss against the Minnesota Vikings was a heartbreaker – not only because they had plenty of chances to win, but because of what was to follow: the Buffalo Bills.
The Jets were able to win a nail-biting game when they hosted the Bills in Week 9, led by an efficient offense and a defense that was creating turnovers.
Could the Jets do it again? A Jets team that had fallen back down to earth as they’d lost two out of three games and stopped creating turnovers on defense? This time on the road?
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Of course, it was possible, but it was a tough ask, as the Bills had seemed to rebound since the Week 9 game and the Jets were barely holding on to wild card seeding.
The Jets would fail to pull off the season sweep, falling by a score of 20-12.
Now, it wasn’t an embarrassing loss where fans are clinging onto a few things to be positive about, but with the playoffs on the line, there is no such thing as “moral victories”.
The Jets’ offense started off slow yet again, as they put up a grand total of zero first-half points. The defense started off strong, not allowing points until late in the first half, and only by way of a costly mistake by C.J. Mosley.
The offense rounded out in the second half as they started driving the ball, led by quarterback Mike White. He showed a ton of guts, taking hit after hit but still delivering the football into tight windows.
Unfortunately, costly mistakes in big situations hurt the Jets’ offense and defense as Buffalo held off a late comeback attempt.
We review the film to break down everything that happened in the game for New York – both good and bad.
- What were the Jets’ main problems offensively?
- Exactly how well did Mike White play?
- Does Mike LaFleur deserve blame?
- Who shined and who struggled defensively?
These questions and many more are answered on this edition of Blewett’s Blitz!
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