LAS VEGAS — Every week after lamenting all the “self-inflicted wounds” that they had within the loss to the Chargers, the Jets were at it again with a bunch of costly penalties of their 16-12 loss to the Raiders.
The offense committed seven penalties, one which worn out a touchdown and lots of others that negated gains.
The defense only had one penalty, nevertheless it was a costly roughing-the-passer penalty on Bryce Huff that put the Raiders in position to kick a field goal just before halftime.
“Self-inflicted wounds, the identical story because the last couple of weeks,” Jets coach Robert Saleh said. “We’ve got to figure it out, work out stop shooting ourselves within the foot.”
C.J. Uzomah was penalized twice for holding, the second time taking a touchdown off the board.
Breece Hall got into the tip zone, but Uzomah tackled Maxx Crosby on the play and the Jets needed to accept a Greg Zuerlein field goal.
Uzomah’s first penalty nullified an 11-yard gain by Garrett Wilson on a reverse.
“I had two,” Uzomah said. “It’s bulls–t out of me. You’ll be able to’t let that occur. I don’t understand how many we finished with but we had quite a bit and we shot ourselves within the foot. It’s frustrating because we’re losing.”
The night began off with a penalty on the Jets’ first drive that stalled what was an important drive by their standards.
A 41-yard pass from Zach Wilson to Garrett Wilson put the Jets in Raiders’ territory.
But Zach Wilson was flagged for intentional grounding when he threw the ball away as Crosby closed in on a sack.
That killed the drive and the Jets needed to kick a field goal, their first of 4.
The Jets proceed to take penalties on the worst times.
It’s an quick response now to search for a flag when the Jets have a protracted gain.
“It literally looks like every good play we’ve got is getting called back,” Zach Wilson said. “It’s so frustrating. You understand how essential each drive is. We should be higher as a team. We’d like to search out a way.”
Saleh said there’s nothing they’ll do but proceed to speak about it as a team.
“Just dumb, dumb stuff that we want to get cleaned up or it’s not going to alter,” Saleh said.