- Kevin Lidlow
Jets 4th quarter destruction continues as they lose to the Panthers 35 to 27
If you want to find a description of the New York Jets 2017 season, one thing you can say is how they have managed to explode in the fourth quarter. They lost to the Carolina Panthers 35 to 27 on sunday after both the offense and special teams gave up a touchdown in a span of 5 minutes, can you say Heidi game part 2? If that wasn’t bad enough, it was the anniversary of the infamous butt fumble and Josh McCown tried to make his best impression of it.
He was on the cusp of being sacked and tried to throw the ball away but it slipped out of his fingers and was recovered by Luke Kuechly. Then on the Jets next punt, Kaelin Clay took it to the house and the Panthers went up by two scores. The Jets drove down the next series and capped off a Jermaine Kearse touchdown pass from McCown and when the defense looked to have stopped the Panthers with 2:12 remaining, the Jets were flagged for an obvious roughing the passer that would eventually turn into three points for the Panthers and that would be the final score. Overall, I thought that the Jets dominated that game after the Panthers scored their first touchdown but continued to shoot themselves in the foot and self-destructed in the fourth quarter.
They Jets are still technically in the hunt but would have to win out the rest of their games and hope that the teams in the wildcard will self-destruct as well. They go on to face a struggling Kansas City Chiefs team next week.