The New York Jets came with the blitzes late and often Saturday night against the Cincinnati Bengals and rallied from an early deficit to win their second preseason game in two tries. The Bengals called foul because their starters, who had scorched the Jets before leaving early in the second quarter, were on the bench during such blitzes. Jets coach Rex Ryan didn’t spare two seconds on worrying about anyone’s feelings though.
“I don’t know why they’d be shocked. I don’t worry about their team,” Ryan said per the New York Daily News.
Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander called out the Jets defense after Saturday’s game for blitzing backups Matt Scott and Tyler Wilson after starter Andy Dalton posted a flawless 8-for-8 passing line for 144 yards and a touchdown. He led another touchdown drive on which Giovanni Bernard scored.
The Bengals starters sat for good with a 17-3 lead before the Jets backup beat up first on Scott, then Wilson for a 25-17 victory.
“Notice he didn’t bring that stuff when our starters were out there,” Alexander quipped. “We’d have scored quicker.”
The Jets will move on to play the Giants in New Jersey on Saturday at 7PM EST while the Bengals will fly to Arizona to play the Cardinals on Sunday at 8PM EST. It will be each team’s third preseason game.