Going into enemy territory against a division opponent is never an easy task for any team. This is especially true when you are in the same division as Tom Brady and the Patriots. Heading into this match-up the recent battles between the rivals have gone to the home teams with the exception of last years playoff game. The Jets were entering last years playoff game with a much different feel than they were this game. Things were looking down for the Jets entering the game and they do not appear much different afterwards. Nobody expected this team to be 5-0 after this part of their schedule obviously, but that is why there was so much emphasis put on winning the game in Oakland. With all this said it has still only been a three game losing streak. This team has the talent to overcome this losing streak, but it is not going to be easy.
I’ll start with the defensive performance from Sunday. The run defensive was once again sub-par. Like the entire team it needs to find consistency. I do believe that the run defense would benefit from the offense being able to extend their drives more often. Having more time consuming drives starts with becoming more efficient at running the ball, currently the Jets are ranked 31st in the NFL for rushing yards per game, which has a direct relationship to the Jets being ranked 26th in time of possession per game. The Jets need to start pounding the ball efficiently, look for them to try to get back to letting Green pound the ball against the Dolphins next week during Monday Night Football.