New York Jets
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The New York Jets were without Sam Darnold in Week 5, which left them turning to Joe Flacco as the starter. Flacco might have a Super Bowl ring on his resume but there’s no denying he’s not what he once was. In this game, he struggled mightily against the Arizona Cardinals, going 18-of-33 for 195 yards and while he did throw a touchdown pass, he led the offense to just 10 points on the day.
Defensively, they were a mess. Kyler Murray had been playing inconsistently in recent weeks but he found some room to work in this one. The second-year quarterback gashed the Jets defense for 380 yards passing and 60 running with two scores. As frustrating as he was for the Jets, Deandre Hopkins was more of a problem with 131 yards and a touchdown.
New York did have at least one player stand out as Jamison Crowder had a great game with 116 yards and the lone touchdown. Le’Veon Bell also played well with 60 yards on just 13 carries, but with them being blown out they had to get away from forcing him the ball.
New York is now 0-5 and if they can’t get things figured out, they will have some tough questions to answer in the offseason — one of which could center around the quarterback position — especially if they get the No. 1 overall pick.