Friday, August 14, 2015

Week 1 preseason follow-up: Jets at Lions

Well, nothing like the first preseason game to work the kinks out.

The New York Jets, playing mainly their second- and third-string players, struggled to get much of anything going in their first preseason game, falling to the Detroit Lions, 23-3.

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the team's de facto starter after Geno Smith's highly publicized injury this week, played one series and went 2-for-3 for 16 yards. He was outshined by Detroit's starting crew, who, behind signal-caller Matthew Stafford, got into the end zone on their first drive via a 35-yard connection to wide receiver Golden Tate.

Check out these post-game roundups for some in-depth analysis on the team's first preseason game:

Kimberley Martin, via Newsday

Manish Mehta, via NY Post

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