New York Jets Season Off to a Rough Start

In the New York Jets 2022 season opener, on a dreary and drizzly afternoon in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the New York Jets got the 2022 season off to a rough start as they were beaten by the Baltimore Ravens, 24 – 9.

The first half saw the two teams engaged in a tight defensive struggle. Neither team could get much going on offense as they exchanged a series of short possessions followed by punts.

The Ravens got on the board first with a short field goal and added a touchdown when Lamar Jackson hit Devin Duvernay in the end zone. The Jets closed out the first half with a 45 yard field goal to bring the Jets within 7 points at halftime.

In the second half it was all Ravens. The Ravens put up 14 unanswered points on a couple of Lamar Jackson touchdown passes. The Jets offense couldn’t get anything going. In garbage time the Jets moved the ball through the air, but they couldn’t get into the end zone until it was much too late and the Ravens were never really threatened in the second half. 

The Jets scored a meaningless touchdown in the final minute on a Joe Flacco pass to Tyler Conklin to get within 15 points. Greg Zuerlein missed the extra point to conclude a terrible Jets debut for the veteran kicker.

With the loss the Jets start off the 2022 season the same way they have started every season since 2018, on the short end of the score. 

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