FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — On a day when the Jets have been damage, humiliated and humbled, it was a voice from the previous that actually drove dwelling how pathetic the 2021 Jets are.
The Patriots honored former defensive lineman Richard Seymour at halftime on Sunday, and Seymour recounted when coach Bill Belichick known as him to inform him he was being inducted into the group’s Hall of Fame. Seymour stated Belichick requested him which recreation he want to be honored at.
“I told him I wanted to come to our homecoming game against the Jets,” Seymour stated to the delight of the Gillette Stadium crowd.
The worst a part of the slight was the Jets deserved it.
Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones made it appear like he was again at Alabama and the Jets have been Vanderbilt as New England dismantled the Jets 54-13, handing the group one in all its worst losses ever — and that’s saying one thing.
Adding harm to insult, Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson exited the sport within the second quarter with a proper knee harm. The perception is Wilson has a PCL sprain, based on a supply, and can solely be out for just a few weeks.
Wilson’s standing is a priority, however so is how pitiful these Jets appeared on Sunday. Coming off of a bye, the Jets have been outcoached by Belichick and associates in a means that was beautiful.
“They punched us in the freaking mouth and scored points, so credit to them,” Saleh stated. “That’s it. I mean, I’ve been in part of some of those in my life. They just don’t feel good.”
The loss dropped the Jets to 1-5 and it was their twelfth straight loss to the Patriots. New England entered the sport with questions on the way it was taking part in, however used the Jets as a “get right” recreation and appeared simply effective, scoring on its first six possessions. The victory moved the Pats to 3-4 this season.
It was a humiliating defeat for the Jets, who gave up 50 factors for the primary time since 1995. The 54 factors have been essentially the most the Jets have allowed since Sept. 9, 1979, when the Patriots beat them 56-3. The 54 factors allowed is the fourth-most in franchise historical past. The 41-point loss is the largest loss by the Jets since their 45-3 loss to the Patriots on Dec. 6, 2010. It is tied for the ninth-largest loss in group historical past.
“This is the NFL,” Saleh stated. “You give up 50 points, it’s embarrassing. … A helpless feeling where you’re just watching, you’re trying to figure something out. I’ll be honest. We talk about adversity. Everyone was asking. You can chalk this one up, it’s here. This is from coaches all the way down. NFL doesn’t really give a flying [expletive] — excuse my language — in terms of scheduling. We got to line up the next week and for the 11 or 12, whatever we got left. I know we got the right men in that locker room. I know we got the right people in that locker room. I know we’ll come back strong. But we got to get it going.”
One of these males that Saleh doubtless shall be with out when the Jets face the Bengals and past is Wilson, the rookie the Jets hope is the answer to their decades-long seek for a quarterback. Wilson made his finest throw of the sport, a bullet to tight finish Ryan Griffin, simply earlier than he was injured.
After he uncorked a deep cross supposed for Keelan Cole early within the second quarter, Wilson was hit by Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon and his proper knee was pushed into the bottom. Wilson stayed down for a number of minutes earlier than strolling off after which heading to the locker room, the place he remained for the remainder of the sport.
“I threw the ball and I think my front toe, foot kind of just got stuck in the ground,” Wilson stated. “The dude just kind of fell on it with all of his weight. I kind of felt like it twisted and I felt a pop in there.”
Wilson will bear an MRI examination on Monday to find out the extent of the harm to his knee, however he and Saleh each sounded optimistic that it received’t be a protracted absence.
“The pain really isn’t there,” Wilson stated. “It just kind of feels like something’s off as far as just being loose or unstable a little bit.”
Mike White changed Wilson and threw his first NFL cross for a landing to Corey Davis. White made some good throws but in addition threw two interceptions as he appeared in a regular-season recreation for the primary time. White was not the rationale the Jets lost, although. The recreation felt over earlier than he even entered it.
The members of the offense spent the bye week speaking about how they may begin sooner, however opened the sport with a three-and-out that confirmed no creativity in play-calling from coordinator Mike LaFleur. The Jets had a greater second drive, however kicker Matt Ammendola missed a 48-yard field-goal try.
The Jets have now gone six video games with out scoring some extent within the first quarter. The final group to do this was the 2008 Lions, who went 0-16. The Jets have been outscored 44-0 within the first quarter and 106-20 within the first half.
As dangerous because the offense appeared, the protection matched it. The Patriots scored on their first six drives and led 31-7 at halftime and New England completed with 551 complete yards.
The Jets now face a red-hot Bengals group on Sunday and journey to play the Colts 4 days afterward “Thursday Night Football” and certain shall be with out Wilson in each.
The Jets are the opponent each group desires to see proper now. Just ask Richard Seymour.