Bad stuff all around: Mark Sanchez (three turnovers) struggled with his accuracy and held the ball too long. The pass protection, fine in the first half, collapsed to the tune of five sacks. Santonio Holmes dropped two passes. They went 4-for-21 on third down. We could keep going.
No one remembers because of all the passing (59 attempts), but the Jets actually ran the ball reasonably well. They attacked the middle of the Giants' defense, with Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson combining for 87 yards on 19 attempts.
The Jets did a fantastic job on 25 of 27 pass attempts, but those other two ... ugh! They let Victor Cruz catch two for 135 yards, including a 99-yard TD on an underneath pass. Horrible tackling by Antonio Cromartie and Eric Smith. Third-down defense was excellent.
The most damning play was Ahmad Bradshaw's 14-yard scoring run in which Brodney Pool got trucked. He made Bradshaw look like Earl Campbell. The Jets held the Giants in check in the first half, only to give up 100 yards rushing after halftime.
Poor showing. Nick Folk missed a FG at the end of the first half, Antonio Cromartie made bad decisions on deep kickoffs in the end zone and there were three penalties. The Jets should've dominated in the kicking game; they didn't.
Rex Ryan did his team no favors by talking smack all week. They abandoned the run too soon, becoming one-dimensional on offense. Why change at this stage of the season? The defensive plan was sound; they confused Eli Manning with third-down pressure.