Jets need to get this fixed ASAP

They deserve a lot of credit for their impressive comeback win over the Cleveland Browns

However, moving forward, they must play better defense if they hope to have a successful season.

In their 31-30 last-second win over Cleveland, they gave up 13 first downs in the fourth quarter.

They gave up 184 yards and three touchdowns rushing. The Browns averaged 5.0 per carry.

Aside from a late pick to ice the game, they made a journeyman QB, Jacoby Brissett, look like Aaron Rodgers, going 22-27 for 229 yards and a touchdown. The Jets better tighten things up with Joe Burrow coming to town with a desperate 0-2 Cincinnati Bengal teams loaded with passing game weapons.

There was another communication breakdown on the back end leaving receiver Amari Cooper wide open in the end zone for an easy TD.  Remember, there were a few of these coverage breakdowns against Baltimore in the opener. If they don’t clean this up, Burrow might have a field day.

So while the Jets deserve a ton of credit for what they accomplished on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium, they need to step things up on defense if they want to have sustainable success.

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Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
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