The New York Jets could not have played a worse first half in Monday night's Week 7 matchup with the rival New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium.
The Patriots led off the game with a 16-play touchdown drive that lasted nearly nine minutes, and it was a preview of how the rest of the half would unfold.
The defending Super Bowl champions took a 24-0 lead into halftime by earning a 210-65 advantage in total yards, a 14-6 lead in first downs and a total of three turnovers (one fumble, two interceptions) forced. New York's first-half display arguably was its worst at home versus the Patriots since the infamous butt fumble game on Thanksgiving in 2012.
Here's some of the best Twitter reaction to the Jets' awful first-half performance against the Patriots.
Jets are getting their asses kicked on national TV to the one team that they hate the most.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 22, 2019
Jets look like a lifeless, sloppy, unprepared team.
Oh no Sam Darnold do not admit to "seeing ghosts" when you're mic'd up in prime time. https://t.co/E0pukwhL4s— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 22, 2019
The Jets appear to be the first team to defer the coin toss and then the entire first half.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 22, 2019
From @ESPNStatsInfo: The Patriots have a 24-point lead in the 1st half of a road game for the first time since 2012, Week 12 at the Jets, the infamous butt fumble game.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 22, 2019
The Patriots currently have more points (24) than the Jets have total yards (20).— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 22, 2019
If you're ever feeling down on your luck, just remember: at least you're not a Jets fan— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) October 22, 2019
Great run by Bell as the Jets dominated the last 10 seconds of the first quarter.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 22, 2019
It’s getting ugly after a quarter on MNF.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 22, 2019
◾️12 minutes, 34 seconds
◾️Two minutes, 26 seconds pic.twitter.com/PDgCIFPugM
So far, Jets best play was when Anthony Kelly’s foot accidentally touched Van Noy, causing him to be ruled down.— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) October 22, 2019
The #Jets offensive line is making it look like the Patriots have 20 guys on the field. They aren’t blocking anybody.— Gunz (@TheGunzShow) October 22, 2019
Sam Darnold, with the football, to the Patriots pic.twitter.com/LwnyGseFxJ— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) October 22, 2019
Sam Darnold tonight…— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) October 22, 2019
6 passing yards
2 completions pic.twitter.com/Ota1IeaCvr
Has Sam Darnold ever played quarterback before? Really tough that Jets expected they were going to beat Tom Brady with a guy who has never played quarterback before.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 22, 2019
Sam Darnold said earlier in the week that the Jets' offense could soon be unstoppable. Darnold so far tonight: 2 INTs and a lost fumble.— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) October 22, 2019
Even Mitch Trubisky thinks Sam Darnold has missed way too many throws tonight— Derek Havens (@PatriotsHaven) October 22, 2019
The degree of difficulty to score points against this Patriots defense. pic.twitter.com/vF7Xlpe6Ik— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 22, 2019
Dawg.....I wasted my time coming to this foolishness 🤦🏾♂️— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) October 22, 2019
🤷🏼♂️🙄— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) October 22, 2019
Live look at Jets fans ... pic.twitter.com/e63MPqNU0F— ESPN (@espn) October 22, 2019
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