It was clear on Sunday that CJ Mosley was the Jets’ main player. Without a prime linebacker, solid defense dropped from the previous week has collapsed.
The Jets defense was not competitive against the Patriots, slipping into a bloodbath of a 54-13 loss at every turn.
“CJ, obviously, he’s an all-around player. Did it hurt? Obviously, yes,” said head coach Robert Saleh. There is. Having lost his presence, the absence of a CJ is clearly painful. It shouldn’t hurt badly. ”
The team’s leading tackler, Mosley Mandi, missed the game with pain. A four-time Pro Bowler quarterback on defense, he leads the veteran and youth linebacking corps known as defensive signals.
The jets were often out of position, burning in screen passes and change of direction. His run defense, which was very tight in the first five games of the season, was terrible. Simple passes to running backs coming out of the backfield produce chunk plays. Mc Jones completed eight passes behind scrimmage for 98 yards.
In all, the Jets allowed 551 yards and 54 points. He didn’t force a punt until the end of the third quarter. The Patriots reached the red zone six times and scored a touchdown each time.
“You’d never expect to give up so many aspects, especially on defense,” Marcus May said.
For the first time since the Jets played the Patriots at MetLife Stadium this season on Sept. 19, they held New England to 337 yards, two touchdowns and 18 first downs. The Patriots had 32 first downs on Sunday and averaged 7.8 yards per play, compared to 4.9 in the first showdown.
Mosley’s absence certainly seems to make a big difference. With him, the Jets did not allow more than 27 points in a single game the week before the bye.
“CJ is one of the top linebackers in this league. He’s not there [not] His presence was tough, “Maye said.” We are young in that position. This is not an excuse, but we must move on and learn. ”