He sounded as fed up with himself as Jamal Adams was with everything after the Jets dropped their third straight game. "I'm not a loser". "The NFL is going to be in the news for the Jets-Dolphins game field playing conditions".
It was a frustrating performance for Darnold that saw him struggle to make accurate throws as three of the interceptions that he made were directly at defenders. It was just me turning the ball over. "It was a division game and we talked all week about how important it was for us to get this win".
"I don't think it's anything about the plays that were called".
"I just got to play smarter, play better", Darnold said.
Even though it was good to see wide receivers Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson return from injury, they had very little impact on the game, as this was the first time this season the team did not score a single touchdown.
Bears-Vikings Game On Nov. 18 Flexed To Primetime
When the Vikings (5-3-1) return from their bye, they'll be back in action against the Bears (5-3) and back in prime time. The Bears won their last Sunday night meeting with the Vikings , 39-10, October 16, 2011 at Soldier Field.
Next week, the Jets will return home from their two-game away trip to face the team one game behind them in the AFC East division, sitting at 2-7 overall, the Buffalo Bills. Long, who reinjured the middle finger on his right hand that has been ailing him in recent weeks, was replaced by backup Jonotthan Harrison on the next series.
"Not at this time", Bowles said, "no". "I definitely feel like I forced some things, but at the time I feel like there were some throws where I was second-guessing myself and I could have pulled the trigger. We just have to execute better".
The last thing the Jets want is for their still-developing franchise QB is to become increasingly gun-shy. "I don't like going into the machine and stuff like that", an upbeat James said of getting an MRI after the win.
The defense was mostly solid, allowing just 168 total yards, the second fewest under Bowles.
Yet, the Jets still came up short in a game they all acknowledged they should have won. That included 104 yards passing, the lowest under Bowles. Jones is as hurt as he's been all season.