The New York Jets at 5-4 were contenders for a wild card playoff spot going into the weekend. On Sunday, they lost to the Buffalo Bills on the road and dropped to 5-5 but that doesn’t mean they’re not headed to the playoffs.
At 5-5, they’re still in contention for a playoff spot. If the season were to end today, they’d be the last team in as the No. 6 seed. Still, some Jets don’t want to talk about the playoffs.
“We’re not going to be a playoff team until they say we’re in the playoffs,” right guard Willie Colon said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “Right now, we just lost to the f— Buffalo Bills.”
One Jet has an explanation.
“I just think it’s a lack of maturity, I really do,” said receiver David Nelson, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “We have to just grow up.”
“We came out extremely flat. From the start, we can’t put ourselves in holes like that,” Nelson said. “Especially with a young quarterback and a young team.”
Rookie quarterback Geno Smith struggled. He completed only eight of his 23 pass attempts on Sunday and threw three interceptions. Smith also fumbled twice, but he only lost one of those.