Jets’ Lamarcus Joyner rips game-swinging call: ‘Just personal’

The Jets’ protection was answerable for the sport for a lot of the first half till security Lamarcus Joyner was flagged for go interference. 

The decision got here with 4:35 left within the second quarter and Baltimore up 3-0. It seemed like Joyner bumped into Ravens receiver Demarcus Robinson. The flag moved the ball 32 yards from the Ravens 38 to the Jets 30. Three performs later, Lamar Jackson discovered Devin Duvernay for a 25-yard landing and a 10-0 lead. 

“I used to be taking part in soccer,” Joyner informed The Submit. “It’s not like I used to be man-to-man on the man. The quarterback put the ball within the air. I beat the man to the purpose of assault and we bumped into one another. I’m nonetheless in search of the ball and the refs referred to as it. At that time, that’s simply private — do you’re feeling like throwing a flag right this moment or not?” 

Joyner and the protection felt they performed effectively outdoors of some explosive performs the Ravens hit. 

“It impressed me right this moment to know that we’re not the identical Jets,” Joyner stated. “I actually assume we performed very effectively in opposition to a playoff workforce. In case you eradicate these errors, these explosives, then who is aware of the place the sport is correct now.” 

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Jets rookie receiver Garrett Wilson, who caught 5 passes for 52 yards and confirmed some flashes of his first-round-pick expertise, got here away ticked off by his efficiency. 

“I like taking part in and I put lots of strain on myself and this wasn’t what we needed to do,’’ Wilson stated. “This isn’t how I needed to exit and have my first actual NFL sport seem like. So, I don’t be ok with something that went on on the market.’’ 

Requested what he discovered from his NFL debut, Wilson stated, “Benefiting from my alternatives. I really feel like I’ve a great understanding of my function, so it’s simply coming in and executing instantly and make all these performs — whether or not it’s my first play off the bench or my eighth play. 

“I maintain myself to a excessive customary, and I don’t need there to be any excuses on the market for something.’’ 

Jets coach Robert Saleh didn’t sound too optimistic about getting LT Duane Brown again. The Jets positioned Brown on injured reserve on Saturday and he may return in 4 weeks. 

“We’re hopeful that we’ll get him again,” Saleh stated. “We’ll see how this rehab stint goes for him.” 

The Jets went 2-for-14 on third down on Sunday. They had been 1-for-14 within the 2021 season finale in opposition to the Payments — making them a whopping 3-for-28 of their final two video games mixed. 

The Jets have now misplaced their final 13 video games in September, an NFL file. … QB Joe Flacco’s 59 go makes an attempt is tied for sixth-most in franchise historical past and it’s the most since Mark Sanchez tried 59 in opposition to the Giants on Dec. 24, 2011, the well-known Victor Cruz sport. Vinny Testaverde holds the file with 69 makes an attempt in opposition to the Ravens on Dec. 24, 2000. 


Even with an off-the-mark first half, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson nonetheless was method an excessive amount of to deal with as he threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns and had one dazzling scramble to transform a third-and-8 when it was nonetheless a detailed sport. 

Lamar Jackson runs with the ball during the Ravens' win over the Jets.
Lamar Jackson runs with the ball throughout the Ravens’ win over the Jets.
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The Jets’ offensive line allowed 10 quarterback hurries and three sacks — and reshuffled left deal with George Fant (two sacks allowed, one holding penalty) was extra culpable than third-string rookie proper deal with Max Mitchell in his NFL debut. 

Unsung hero 

Ravens WR Devin Duvernay had two profession landing catches on 73 targets coming into the sport — and added two extra on his first 4 targets within the first sport of his third season. 

Key stat

59 Cross makes an attempt by Joe Flacco, essentially the most by a Jets quarterback since Mark Sanchez’s 59 in a franchise-altering loss to the Giants on Dec. 24, 2011. 

Quote of the day

“I do know everyone seems to be pondering, ‘Standard s–t.’ Nevertheless it’s not the identical outdated s–t. We’ve received a great workforce.” — Jets tight finish Tyler Conklin

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