New York Jets commit 6 turnovers vs. Patriots for first time since 1979
The New York Jets were the latest victims of a New England Patriots beatdown. Thanks to the outstanding overall performance by the defending Super Bowl champs, the Jets finished with a certain statistic that they haven’t seen in 40 years.
Rich Cimini confirmed that the recently concluded game between the two giants was such a one-sided affair that the Jets had no choice but to turn the ball over a record number of times.
The Jets have a total of 6 turnovers tonight. The last time the Jets had 6 turnovers against the Patriots was Sept. 9, 1979. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) October 22, 2019
This record is not a knock on the New York Jets’ ability to play. After all, they were heavy underdogs in this game even before a snap was played. It’s a testament to how great the Patriots’ defense has played through the first seven weeks of the season that caused them to end up with six turnovers.
Sam Darnold was rendered useless after playing a great game against the Dallas Cowboys. He finished the game with only 86 yards and no touchdowns. He also threw four interceptions, as the Patriots’ defense was all over him. It got so bad that the second-year quarterback described playing against the Patriots’ defense as similar to seeing ghosts.
The biggest issue ahead of this game was that the offense could not keep up with the defense as they finished some of their games in unconvincing fashion. Tom Brady and company showed up for this game and finished strongly.
The next two weeks will be interesting as they face two young and hungry AFC North teams in the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. It’s not hard to expect a lopsided result from the undefeated Patriots, but anything can happen.