FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have big problems up front on both sides of the ball.
The defensive line can’t put enough pressure on quarterbacks or stop the run, while the offensive line is having trouble protecting Mark Sanchez and consistently opening holes for the running game. Once considered among the Jets’ top strengths, the lines are suddenly suspect.
Sanchez suffered a broken nose in the team’s 34-24 loss at Oakland, the third straight week he was banged up and needed treatment. The defense also had one of the worst days a Rex Ryan-coached team has seen, allowing Darren McFadden to run for a career-high 171 yards.
Cornerback Darrelle Revis says the Jets need to bounce back Sunday at Baltimore and show the NFL “that we’re not just a trash-talking team.”