58 degrees, clear skies
The Jets entered this game having somewhat over performed this season compared what people were expecting, while the Broncos had been struggling to find a quarterback they were comfortable with, having rotated through 3 different quarterbacks so far this season.
- Denver did an excellent job of calling a simple game plan that worked for Trevor Siemian. Lots of quick routes with an occasional deeper pass to a receiver in 1 on 1 coverage. Jets really struggled offensively with only 100 yards of total offense in the game.
- Denver’s defense looked reminiscent of their Super Bowl defense in this matchup, as they were able to create significant pressure and disruption to the Jets passing game. The pass rush unit looked like their old selves.
- Jets were without their starting quarterback for much of the game which put them at a disadvantage, but their offense struggled with either quarterback.
- Denver executed a vanilla game plan very well and were effective in moving the ball with a run game and shorter passes. Jets found such little production on offense that it was difficult to discern their game plan.
- Denver was able to continue scoring through the 2nd half. New York never adjusted to stop Denver or create offense for themselves.
- Broncos went for it on 4th & 1 on the Jets 46 yard line with three minutes left in the half. They successfully converted, but there was a risk of giving the Jets the ball back at the end of the half with three minutes left. Jets had three timeout and could have preserved about a minute for their offense to assemble a drive at the end of the half but instead they let the clock run while the Broncos set up for a field goal. It did not seem like they were eager to score in this game.
What We Liked:
- The Broncos defense executed like a dominant unit.
What We Didn’t Like
- The Jets inability to get anything going on offense.