First let me start off by saying the NFL is miserable this season. The amount of prime-time games that I have wanted to watch from start to finish without cringing is exactly zero. Ratings are at record low's this season and I think it is very easy to see why. Not only was the game last night between two unevenly matched teams, but the referees made the game an absolute chore to watch. I have truly never seen more penalties called in my entire life. Buster Skrine seemed to have his name and number called every single time Carson Palmer dropped back to pass.
However, the Jets suck. Plain and simple the Jets need some major change type of change in the coming weeks, or this season is virtually over. The so-called "best Defensive Line in the NFL" was devoured by David Johnson last night, giving up 111 yards and 3 TD's on 22 carries, for a total of 171 yards on the ground allowed to the entire Arizona team. We know the Jets secondary is struggling, and Revis is being exposed as a human-being and not some kind of superhero, but no one has been able to play well consistently for the Jets D this season. The secondary did do a better job not allowing any deep plays, something they have struggled with all season, and they also held the Cardinals receivers to well under 100 yards each (John Brown lead the team for Arizona with only 54 yards on 5 catches), but the run game made up for the passing attack, in a big way. We did see the return of Geno Smith last night for the Jets, as Fitz was only able to muster up 174 yards, completing 16 of his 31 passes, and of course, a pick. Geno is not a good NFL QB, and that is still a fact, but we may see more snaps for him if Fitz and the Jets continue to struggle, because, well, why the hell not.
David Johnson continued his monstrous season, and now leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 833 total yards and 8 TD's. We saw Tyrann Mathieu get himself back into the interception column last night, intercepting Geno Smith late in the game. Mathieu moved back into his cover corner position last night for the first time this season, and while looking a bit rusty, he still proved to be a huge playmaker for the Card's. Patrick Peterson and Brandon Marshall battled all night, with B-Marsh getting the better of Peterson on one route specifically, beating him over the middle for a 36 yard gain.
With the 28-3 win, Arizona moves to 3-3 on the season, looking like they have gotten back on track and are playing to the potential that they have, as being one of the strongest playoff contenders in the NFL. The Jets on the other hand, fall to 1-5 and if they fail to win next week against the Ravens, this season looks like it will be in the books for the Jets.