Grading the Jets after their 38-3, season-ending loss to the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., on Sunday:
The Jets struggled to move the ball all day long. They were playing without receivers Quincy Enunwa and Jermaine Kearse — and they missed them. QB Sam Darnold (16-of-28, 167 yards, 74.6 rating) struggled early but he made some strong throws, enough to boost this grade from an F. WR Deontay Burnett (five catches, 73 yards) showed some promise.
It is hard to kill them with all of the pieces they were missing. The secondary had its third and fourth cornerbacks starting. The Jets started their third-string free safety. All of it added up to a big day for Tom Brady (24-of-33, 250 yards, 4 TDs, 133.8 rating). CB Rashard Robinson had a particularly bad day for the Jets, playing in place of Trumaine Johnson, who was benched for being late this week.
It was a quiet day for the specialists. The Patriots largely kicked away from Andre Roberts, who had only two kickoff returns. Jason Myers made his only field-goal attempt of the day, from 40 yards.
Todd Bowles went out with a dud. The Jets did not show up for this game and got their doors blown off. Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates had some terrible short-yardage calls, running the ball into the line several times. It is hard to rip Bowles for his defense, considering the talent he was working with. But you got the sense the Jets had packed it in long before this game started.