CINCINNATI — Shame on the Jets.
No one associated with the Jets should be immune to harsh criticism over the most ignominious result of the season, an insulting 22-6 loss Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium to a hapless Bengals team that started the day with an 0-11 record and ended it with their rookie head coach Zac Taylor getting a Gatorade bath.
This was, without argument, the most inexcusable loss of the season for this Jets team, which has lost eight of its 12 games.
What frauds the Jets turned out to be after they teased us with last week’s inspiring 34-3 rout of the Raiders at home.
As it turned out, the thought of the Jets winning their fourth consecutive game Sunday and then a fifth in a row against the Dolphins at home to get to 6-7 after the ghastly 1-7 start was pure folly.
Shame on every one of us (myself included) who bought in.
For all the good the Jets did in their past three games, they took four steps back Sunday. This was one of the most humiliating losses in a Jets history that’s littered with a lot of them.
This marked the second time this season the Jets served as an opponent’s first win. They lost to the 0-7 Dolphins on the first Sunday of November. Now they’ve lost to the 0-11 Bengals.