Joe Flacco got his first start as a Jet on Sunday but could not lead the team to its first victory of the season against the Cardinals. Arizona won a sleepy affair at MetLife Stadium 30-10, handing the Jets the latest embarrassment in a season that should have everyone with the team red-faced.
The loss drops the dismal Jets to 0-5. It is the third time in franchise history the team has lost its first five games. The team also started 0-5 in 1980 and in 1996. The Jets went 1-15 in 1996, the worst season in franchise history — a mark these Jets look like they will threaten.
Joe Flacco got the start in place of Sam Darnold, who has a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. Flacco did some good things, but not enough to carry the Jets. He finished 18 of 33 for 195 yards and one touchdown.
“We’ve played five weeks now and we haven’t won a game,” Flacco said. “I think you can guess what the level of frustration is in the locker room. That’s why this game is played at this level by grown men. We have to look at ourselves in the mirror and keep our heads up.”