Not-so-elite defense: The Jets climbed to No. 8 in the defensive rankings after beating up two tomato cans, the Cards and Jaguars. Against another mediocre offense, the once-vaunted defense disappeared at critical junctures.
With a chance to create great field position for the offense, the Jets let Chris Johnson run 94 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter -- the longest run they've allowed since the 49ers' Garrison Hearst ran 96 yards in overtime in the 1998 opener. Nose tackle Sione Po'uha couldn't disengage from backup center Kyle DeVan, creating a crease.
The defense came up ridiculously small in the third quarter, blowing a four-point lead by allowing a seven-play, 64-yard touchdown drive -- right after a Jets touchdown. Good defenses don't do that. The scoring play was a 13-yard run by Locker, a read-option around left end. Look familiar? The 49ers' Colin Kaepernick ran the exact same play against the Jets for a touchdown in Week 4. That's called going to school on your opponent.
They allowed 14 points, sacked Locker 4 times, and put the offense in a position to win the game not once but twice in the final three minutes. Only in the Rexverse would the defense be within the top 50 reasons we lost this game. Go **** your mother, Cimini.