Any time your quarterback throws an interception on his first dropback and then throws another on his second dropback, you know it's going to be a rough day. So it went for Jets rookie Zach Wilson on his home debut as he ended up with four interceptions on the day.
Without those interceptions, who knows how this game would have turned out? Wilson's counterpart, Mac Jones, was painstakingly conservative and avoided any turnovers, as New England scored on a couple of rushing touchdowns after interceptions had given them a short field.
The Jets actually outgained New England 336 yards to 260, although much of that yardage came in garbage time. However, it shows how the Jets weren't totally outplayed and emphasizes the importance of those turnovers.
The offensive line was better this week, as the Jets averaged nearly five yards per carry in racking up 152 yards on the ground and held the Patriots without a sack in the first half. However, the protection broke down in the second half and New England registered four sacks, including two on their last possession.
Positives included Ace Carter, who racked up 88 yards from scrimmage, CJ Mosley, who was flying around making plays all day and ended up with a team-high 10 tackles and John Franklin-Myers, who had a strip sack and another tackle for loss.
Hopefully Wilson can learn quickly from these mistakes because otherwise the Jets are destined to be one of the worst teams in the league once again.
We'll be back tomorrow with in-depth analysis from this game throughout the day, starting bright and early so check in here early and often. For now, the floor is yours, so vent away...