Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver Golden Tate had more touchdown passes than Mark Sanchez on Sunday. It was one of those days.
Midway through the fourth quarter, with the game well in hand, Tate tossed a pass to Sidney Rice who scored a 23-yard touchdown. The game ended with a score of 28-7 and the Jets spiraled down to a 3-6 record.
The lone time the Jets made it into the end zone was on Muhammed Wilkerson’s fumble return in the first quarter. Russell Wilson was hit hard in the backfield and surrendered his only turnover of the game.
Wilson was able to connect on a number of deep passes and the Jets secondary could not make the big plays when they needed to. Cornerback Kyle Wilson was beat by Tate in the first quarter on a 38-yard touchdown grab. Tate made a great play on the ball, but in order for the Jets to be successful they need their defense to step up in those situations.
New York’s offense didn’t do the defense any favors either. They had the ball for less than 24 minutes and racked up a total of 185 yards. Sanchez never got in a groove. He completed 9 of 22 passes for 124 yards and had two costly turnovers. The Jets had the ball deep in Seattle’s zone but Sanchez through an interception and then later in the game lost a fumble.
Tim Tebow completed all three of his passes for a grand total of 8 yards. They let him drop back, but he never threw it down the field. Tebow also added in four rushes for 14 yards.
It’s tough to win games when your offense scores zero points. At 3-6 the Jets have dug themselves deep into a hole and need to find a team identity fast.
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Written by Matt Brody