The Jets are going to have to go back to the drawing boards after a frustrating 17-6 lost to the Bengals. Both sides of the ball played below xpectations, and at times look confused and out of shape.
Lets start by analyzing the first-team offense. Mark Sanchez completed four out of his six throws for 49 yards, but also got sacked twice. Mark Sanchez looked pretty accurate by not overthrowing his receivers and better decisions with the football by taking the sacks instead of forcing the ball into tight spots. Shonne Greene was ineffective having five carries and only gaining 11 yards. The offensive line are at partally at fault here, but not having veteran wide reciever Santonio Holmes and second-year wide reciever Jeremy Kerley limited Sanchez to wide recievers Stephen Hill and Patrick Turner. Having inexperienced wide recievers made it easier for the Bengal defense to focus on the ground and pound that Rex Ryan promised.