New York Jets

New York Jets

New York Jets

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - DECEMBER 04: Mike White #5 of the New York Jets reacts after his pass in ruled incomplete during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

VIKINGS 27 – JETS 22

The Jets were oh, so close to pulling it out. Having trailed the Minnesota Vikings 20-3 at the half, Gang Green stormed back, and had multiple opportunities to steal the game away from the Vikings, but just couldn’t get the big play when it needed to. In fact, they had it in their grasp, literally, and couldn’t pull it in.

Mike White guided the Jets on an improbable, possible scoring drive late in the fourth quarter. How improbable you ask? Well, White actually took a shot on third and ten at the Vikings’ 47, only to get himself off the turf, and hit Corey Davis on a 31-yard strike on fourth down to move the ball to the Vikings 7. Down 27-22, it looked like Gang Green was on their way to taking control.

The Jets got all the way to the Vikings one-yard, but couldn’t plug it in. White and Garret Wilson miscommunication on a back-shoulder fade on third and goal that resulted in an in-completion. Then on fourth and goal, White hit Braxton Berrios in the end zone for what should have been the game-winning score, but the usually sure-handed receiver dropped the ball. The Jets lost their shot.

New York would get one last shot in the final seconds, but White was picked off with 10 seconds to go on a desperation pass.

The bitter finished concluded an afternoon of missed opportunities for the Jets.

There were dropped passes galore. Elijah Moore would have had a first down earlier in the game, but stepped out of bounds. Garret Wilson had what would have been an amazing 60-yards catch-and-run touchdown, but stepped out of bounds at the 11; the Jets would settle for one of five field goals.

White’s first interception came on a ball that bounced out of the hands of Tylor Conklin on the first series of the game.

Still Mike White put up gaudy numbers. He threw for 369 yards, and once again looked competent and cool leading the Jets offense. Even in defeat, there is no reason for the Jets to change now.

Garrett Wilson also had a huge day with 162 yards receiving as he inches closer to the club record for receiving yards by a rookie.

The Jets defense totally flustered a powerful Vikings offense. Kirk Cousins threw for 173 yards in the game, and Justin Jefferson was held to seven catches for 45-yards and a touchdown.

  • White to Wilson was Big All Day

    Here is the play where Garrett Wilson stepped out of bounds at the Vikings’ 11. Had he not, it would have been a touchdown.

  • Mike White talks about Berrios Drop

  • The Drop Heard Round the World

    Braxton Berrios was so close to winning the game.

  • Robert Saleh talks about his team

  • Garrett Wilson on Mike White

    Don’t mention Zach Wilson’s name to Garret Wilson.

  • Jets fans blame OC Mike LeFleur

    A lot of fans didn’t like the play-calling by Offensive coordinator Mike LeFleur. The Jets threw 58 pass plays on Sunday, including two pass plays at the one yard line in crunch time.

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