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XCFL JETS360 “Season 17 Weeks 7-11”

Season 17 Weeks 7-11

WEEK 7: Away vs Cowboys L 31-3

The Jets never got going in this one enough to sustain the onslaught of “Big Ben” On our end… not so much. Bridgewater was solid early on, but threw 2 ints that turned over the ball on 2 key drives for the Jets. Bridgewater was 13-20, 164 yards, 2 int. On the ground, not much better with Crowell 8 carries, 42 yards (longest run 24 yards) In the air Kearse had 4 catches, 93 yards.

On defense once again Williamson led the defense with 4 tackles. Trumaine Johnson get another int on the day. That gives him 4 interceptions on the year. That’s one more pick than last year combine. The Jets need a new life after these last two games for a loss.

WEEK 8: Home vs Eagles L 27-23

Jets played a close one here at home vs the Eagles. The Jets had the lead most of the game. Up 10-6 at halftime. Then scoring a quick field goal put the Jets up 13-6. The 4th quarter is where it broke down. Eagles score 21 points to the Jets 10 and lose 27-23. Bridgewater 23-42, 335 yards, 2 td, 1 carry, 5 yards. Crowell 18 att, 44 yards. Kearse lead the Jets receivers with 6 rec, 54 yards, 1 td. Enunwa 5 catches, 79 yards, 1 td. Anderson also had 5 grabs for 78 yards

Defensively for the Jets once again Avery Williamson had 9 tackles, 5 solo, 1 tfl, Skrine & Adams both had 7 tackles. Jets gave up 62 rushing yards and 269 passing yards with 1 turn over. Jets fall to 3-4 & this marks their 3rd loss in a row since their 3 game win streak following the season opening loss to the Chargers. Jets have 3 more home games(PIT, BUF, TEN) combine records 11-10. PIT 2-5, BUF 4-3, TEN 5-2

WEEK 9: Home vs Steelers W 10-24

The Jets get the W and break that losing streak. Overall a good performance tonight. Bridgewater seems to be the #1 at the moment. He goes 11-22, 243 yards, 2 td, 1 int. Kearse had 3 catches, 40 yards, 1 td. Enunwa 1 rec, 77 yard td & Anderson pitched in with 3 grabs for 73 yards.

On defense the Jets held of the run game, but failed to stop the passing attack. TBH I don’t know how the Jets won? I mean have you looked at the box score? The Steelers dominated almost every statistic. Another surprise Williamson was not the star here. In true form Johnson gets another pick. That makes 5 on the year. Tied for 2nd in XCFL. He had 8 tackles,  6 solo, 1 TFL. The rookie McBride also had 8 tackles, 5 solo, 1 TFL, Maye grabs a int & 5 tackles. Adams had 6 tackles.

WEEK 10: Home vs Bills W 24-30 (OT)

WOW What a game folks! This one was a battle! The last two minutes were unbelievable! Talk about a turn of events, or a roller coaster of emotions this one had all of that and a bit more! Bridgewater was 15-18, 148 yards, 1 td, 1 int. Crowell had 12 carries for 44 yards, 1 td. TE Tomlinson 5 rec, 50 yards, 1 td. Jets get the last second hailmary catch with a face mask penalty with time running out on the clock to kick a FG to tie it up for OT. Jets scored on the opening drive to win in OT.

On defense the Jets played a strong game that kept the Jets offense in the game & in position to win & score. Williamson again is the Jets led guy on defense with 4 tackles & 1 forced fumble. Johnson also had 4 tackles. The rookie McBride get his 1st XCFL interception in this one. Richardson, Adams & Ealy all had a sack in this game.

WEEK 11: Home vs Titans L 14-10

Another close game for the Jets and their fans! This game was 7-7 until late in the 3rd quarter. Let’s rewind just a bit to the Jets drive right before half-time. WHAT was coach Conrad thinking. NOW i get with 6 seconds you MIGHT have time for one play. However this play call was not set for that situation. Not to mention if you live under a rock. That XCFL Jets owner Al Ferreira Sr. was NOT happy with coach Conrad. To say the least. So say the Jets kick the FG. at best case the Jets are 14-13 at the end of that game to kick another FG for the win. Instead it’s 14-10 and Bridgewater throws the bomb for the drop. That play would of been called for Kearse. Nor here or there the Jets don’t kick the FG and go to half time tied. Bridgewater was 12-21, 230 yards, 1 td, 2 int. Crowell 15 carries, 42 yards. Enunwa 5 rec, 130 yards, 1 td.

McBride leads the defense with 7 tackles. Skrine had 5 tackles. Williamson & Johnson each had interceptions. Johnson’s 6th int on the year.  Maye had 1 forced fumble. The Jets have the 16th ranked defense in the XCFL. Strongest feature is their run defense ranked 9th. They are also ranked 14th in total yards.

Eric Allen
XCFL JETS360

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