Dan Orlovsky Casts Blame After Latest Jets Loss
Even after losing future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a torn Achilles in Week 1, the New York Jets have been finding ways to win games.
They went into Monday’s contest against the Los Angeles Chargers with a 4-3 record and some actual hope that they could make the playoffs.
But they put forth an awful performance against L.A., failing to score a touchdown and losing, 27-6.
ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky said the Jets’ entire offensive unit was to blame for this loss, saying they were unprepared and unaggressive while their offensive line was overwhelmed.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 7, 2023
Ever since Rodgers went down for the season, third-year man Zach Wilson has taken over under center, and he has played poorly most of the time.
On Monday, he completed 33 of 49 pass attempts but was sacked eight times.
Interestingly, New York had 206 net passing yards compared to the Chargers’ 107 net passing yards, but they converted on just three of 17 third-down situations, and thus they were unable to capitalize.
On the other side, L.A. signal-caller Justin Herbert was just 16 of 30, but running back Austin Ekeler scored two touchdowns, while special teamer Derius Davis scored the first touchdown of the game on an 87-yard punt return.
With a 4-4 record, the Jets are now in 11th place in the AFC, and they rank near the bottom of the NFL in multiple offensive categories.
They have some difficult games coming up, including this Sunday’s contest against an apparently revitalized Las Vegas Raiders team, which will be followed by a road game versus the Buffalo Bills and a home contest against the Miami Dolphins.