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• The most salient observation concerning New York’s offensive personnel and in-game adjustments revolved around the decision to have Sam Darnold work almost exclusively out of the shotgun in the second half of the game while center Spencer Long struggled to accurately snap the ball. The Jets kept Darnold in the shotgun even as Long’s snaps became exceedingly erratic as the game progressed. The play in which Sam Darnold’s pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown began with an errant snap, preventing Darnold from setting his feet properly and likely contributing to the inaccuracy of the throw. On an important drive, facing second and short in Miami territory, the ball was snapped over Darnold’s head and resulted in a massive loss of yards, forcing the Jets to face a third and 21, now on their own side of the field. The issue was further examined here. The failure to recognize and adjust to this issue during the game resulted in significant downgrading of New York’s personnel and in-game adjustment scores.
• Both teams had some issues with game clock management. Miami was charged with a delay of game in the second half while lining up for a punt. The Jets burned a timeout early in the second half which cost them as they tried to preserve time for their final drive, and also were charged with a delay of game in the fourth quarter.