Jets report card: Defense was a failure

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Grading the Jets’ 45-30 nonaccomplishment to the Colts connected Thursday night.


The Jets rolled up 486 full yards, astir of it with their third-string backmost successful the game. Josh Johnson (27-for-41, 317 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT) played good successful alleviation of Mike White (7-for-11, 95 yards, 1 TD) after helium exited with a forearm injury. WR Elijah Moore (7 catches, 84 yards, 2 TDs) had his champion game. The Jets scored 3 second-half touchdowns to marque the people person than the crippled really was.

Grade: B


What a pitiful effort from this group. The Colts scored touchdowns connected six of their archetypal 7 possessions, and the 1 connected which they did not people connected ended astatine the Jets’ 1-yard line. The Jets gave up 532 yards and 28 archetypal downs, the 2nd clip successful 3 games they allowed 500 yards. The Colts ran for 260 yards with the Jets hardly laying a digit connected their backs. RB Jonathan Taylor (19 rushes, 172 yards, 2 TDs) looked unstoppable.

Grade: F

Jonathan Taylor scores connected  a 78-yard touchdown tally  during the Jets' 45-30 nonaccomplishment   to the Colts.Jonathan Taylor scores connected a 78-yard touchdown tally during the Jets’ 45-30 nonaccomplishment to the Colts.USA TODAY Sports


Thomas Morstead had a bully crippled punting, averaging 52 yards connected 3 punts. Matt Ammendola made his lone tract extremity try. The sum units were fine. KR Braxton Berrios had a 25-yard instrumentality connected 1 of the 2 returnable kickoffs.

Grade: B


This 1 gets dragged down by the antiaircraft coaches. Robert Saleh and DC Jeff Ulbrich had nary answers against the Colts’ offense, peculiarly their rushing attack. The Jets inactive person not recovered immoderate consistency. They got blown retired by the Patriots, played good against the Bengals and past got tally implicit Thursday night. Give OC Mike LaFleur credit. His discourtesy has looked overmuch amended successful the past 2 weeks and helium has done it with backup quarterbacks.

Grade: C-