The surprising game when the Jets became a team

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 11:59:51 AM. The Jets’ 45-20 loss to the Raiders in Week 2 appeared to be a low point for the team. They had played the Raiders tough for most of the first half, but a muffed punt before halftime and a second-h…
The Jets’ 45-20 loss to the Raiders in Week 2 appeared to be a low point for the team. They had played the Raiders tough for most of the first half, but a muffed punt before halftime and a second-half explosion by Oakland made it an ugly day for the Jets. If you ask Jets coaches and players, though, they will tell you only the score was ugly that day. They feel like that was when they came together as a team, which has sparked this three-game winning streak. “That was a turning point when we could really see ourselves and how good we could be,” linebacker Demario Davis said Monday. “I think that sparked something and we’ve just been rolling with that momentum ever since.” It is hard to pinpoint exactly what happened in that Oakland Coliseum locker room at halftime that day. But players have referred back to it repeatedly. Moments earlier, the Jets were losing 14-10 and had forced a punt by the Raiders. Kalif Raymond fumbles the punt against the Raiders.AP Jets returner Kalif Raymond muffed the punt and Oakland recovered at the Jets’ 4-yard line. Marshawn Lynch scored a touchdown to make it 21-10 at halftime. “I feel like it could have gone one of two ways with a young team,” quarterback Josh McCown said. “We could have gotten real down, discouraged. Instead, we were upbeat and everybody from starters to backups … all different kinds of voices were being heard and being encouraging. It was just a good environment.” The good vibes did not help them win that day, but you could...Read more
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