Final Score: Buccaneers 17 Jets 18

Nick Folk

Folk celebrates his game-winner

The least you should know …

The Jets won the game on a last-second field-goal by Nick Folk, who hit a 48 yarder that was close to the right bar after a late hit flag on a Geno Smith scramble attempt to put the Jets in field goal range.

The Jets defense played well, limiting Doug Martin to just 64 yards on 25 carries and a score, but it was his large gain on the last series that sparked the them to their ultimate go ahead field goal.

Considering that he is a rookie in his first start, Geno Smith had a solid game (going 24 for 38 with 256 yards and a score and an interception) but struggled to keep drives going at times without the use of his feet.

Darrelle Revis had just one tackle, but was in on some great defensive plays, yet was also targeted at times by the rookie QB, and Geno completed at least one pass to Tone with Revis in coverage.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

A win is a win, but the Jets squeaked one out on a last last-second field goal that was possible through a penalty on a questionable push out of bounds on quarterback Geno Smith.

Still … JETS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!

The Jets defense played lights out, stuffing Doug Martin for the majority of the game and rattling Josh Freeman badly through their utterly amazing defensive line.  Wilkerson led the way like an uncaged animal, and Barnes, Harrison, Douzable & Richardson played excellently too.  No matter how many games the Jets win this season I will happily watch that group work all 16 games.

The Jets offense had their troubles, and Geno Smith did as best a rookie QB could do to navigate them through it, but it was the receivers and Bilal Powell who deserved much of the credit for the Jets staying in that game.  Still, Geno’s unflappability after a pick and a few bad plays that put the team in bad down and distance situations seemed to mature, if slightly, before our eyes.

The Jets now have a short turn-around this week and they face the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football in four days.