Winless Jets Beat Rams To Sacrifice Future, Hold Second Pick

They have done it. The New York Jets have beat the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 23-20. Now, Jets fans have to pray for a Jacksonville Jaguars win next week against the Chicago Bears.

Jets Hold Rams Scoreless

Like every other game, the Jets put on a show on their first drive. New York marched down to the goal line in just 13 plays. The team scored on an 18-yard touchdown pass to Ty Johnson. 7-0 Jets

Playing fiercely, the Jet defense forced a three-and-out on the Rams’ first drive.

After that, the Jets recorded a three-and-out of their own.

Rams Score In Final Seconds Of Quarter Two

Then, the Rams’ drive stalled again. Then, the Jets came up with a special teams play of their own. Gang Green blocked a Johnny Hekker punt and recovered the ball at the Rams’ 27-yard line.

The Jets used that to their advantage. The end of the drive resulted in a 39-yard field goal from Sam Ficken. 10-0 Jets

After that, the Rams started on their own 19-yard line. The Rams’ drive was cut short thanks to an interception by Jets rookie Bryce Hall.

Gang Green used this to their advantage and scored on a 25-yard field goal from Sam Ficken. 13-3 Jets

The rest of the quarter stalled with scoring until Matt Gay kicked a field goal in the waning seconds of the half. 13-3 Jets

Rams Score First TD In Quarter Three

The Jets started hot right out of the gate against the Rams’ defense. Gang Green drove down the field effectively with a high-flying offense. On 11 plays, the Jets scored on a Frank Gore one-yard rushing touchdown. The TD was Gore’s 100th rushing touchdown of his career. 20-3 Jets

The Rams didn’t take any chances and came roaring back on the next drive. On just five plays, the Los Angeles scored on a 15-yard pass from Jared Goff to Robert Woods. 20-10 Jets

The Jets then drove down the field on 10 plays. The end result was a 21-yard field goal made by Sam Ficken. 23-10

Jets Seal Victory Over Rams

The Rams’ offense came out blazing to start the half. To salvage the drive, the offense scored on a three-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Higbee. 23-17 Jets

The Jets punted on the next drive. As a matter of fact, a great punt return by Nsimba Webster set up the Rams in great field position.

Ultimately, the Rams settled for a 42-yard field goal. 23-20 Jets.

The Jets punted on their next drive, setting up the Rams in prime position.

Ultimately, the Rams turned the ball over on downs. An illegal block in the back penalty made by Tyler Higbee prevented a potential TD.

The Jets came out with a win, their first of the season.

Conclusion/My Thoughts:

Jets fans have a right to be angry because the Jets today won a meaningless game that cost the team a generational quarterback in Trevor Lawrence. The Jets always have to settle for less. The team still can land the number one pick, but only if Jacksonville loses. Fans can celebrate a win, that’s their right. But should a team win one meaningless game to sacrifice their future?

 

 

 

 

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