Sunday, November 2, 2014

Jets put in another incomplete game for another loss


The New York Jets moved the ball relatively well Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. But as usual, they couldn't finish.

Aside from 10 second-quarter points, Gang Green stalled with three turnover on downs in enemy territory and dropped their eighth straight game in a 24-10 defeat.

The 1-8 Jets are now on their longest losing streak since 1996 and could set a franchise record with nine straight losses next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sunday, receiver Percy Harvin had his coming out party with the Jets, catching 11 passes for 129 yards in his second game since joining New York via a trade from the Seattle Seahawks. That was all the highlight the Jets could muster.

Quarterback Michael Vick was efficient, connecting on 21 of 28 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown to Eric Decker. He added 18 yards on four carries, and the Jets were four-for-12 on third down.

Vick, however, missed a series in the fourth quarter after taking a big hit, and Matt Simms jumped in temporarily until Vick was cleared to return. Meanwhile, running back Chris Johnson gained 69 yards on 11 carries and another 32 yards on two receptions.

New York's defense was unimpressive, getting very little pressure on quarterback Alex Smith and surrendering a handful of big plays in the first half.

Even when things went right, they went wrong, as demonstrated by a batted pass that somehow landed in Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano's lap on the 1-yard line. Fasano was sitting on his butt when the ball fell into his hands, and he easily leaned into the end zone to give Kansas City a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Smith wasn't great but managed the game and threw two touchdowns, with running back Jamaal Charles adding a score on the ground.

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