Bengals vs. Jets game recap: Everything we know

Oct 31, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws the ball against the New York Jets during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 31, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Trayveon Williams (32) celebrates after a Bengals touchdown during the first half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Poor defense: The Bengals never looked in it defensively, and borderline unprepared. It’s usually the defense that covers for the offense. This time it was the defense coughing up 512 total yards and making backup quarterback Mike White look great in the process…Ground woes: Cincinnati wanted to test a superb Jets run defense and did…to the tune of 16 carries for 41 yards (2.6 average) by game’s end. That played a big part in keeping things close, too…Joe Burrow: Who else? Burrow could be seen on the sideline smashing his helmet in frustration when the offense was allowing so many points to slip by. He was still clutch in the second period and threw three touchdowns.

Oct 31, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) celebrates his touchdown with tight end C.J. Uzomah (87) and teammates against theNew York Jets during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

…the Bengals blew an 11-point lead in a matter of seconds late in the fourth. The Jets scored, failed to score a two-point attempt by Burrow, and then tipped the next Burrow attempt for picks.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) stretches before a Week 8 NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Cincinnati Bengals At New York Jets Oct 31

QB Joe Burrow: 21/34, 259 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

RB Joe Mixon: 14 rushes, 33 yards, 1 TD, 4 catches, 58 yards, 1 TD

WR Ja’Marr Chase: 3 catches, 32 yards, 1 TD

WR Tee Higgins: 4 catches, 97 yards

WR Tyler Boyd: 5 catches, 69 yards, 1 TD

LB Logan Wilson: 12 tackles

Edge Trey Hendrickson: 6 tackles, 1 sack

Oct 31, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) looks on before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie guard Jackson Carman left the game on a cart.

Cincinnati Bengals’ Ja’Marr Chase (1), right, celebrates his touchdown with Joe Mixon (28) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

— A disaster of a start by the Bengals on both ends of the ball. Mike White briefly looked like Peyton Manning, going 9-of-9 for the Jets and giving them a lead. Even after Jessie Bates’ interception, the offense could not get going.

— The Bengals had five yards total offense at one point in the quarter. This allowed a poor Jets team to hang around despite two interceptions by their defense.

— White was allowed to play and dump the ball all over the field for a White was permitted to dink and dump the ball all over the field for a 23-of-29 line with 217 yards.

— The offensive play-calling improved, at least as expected, as the second half progressed. Burrow was frustrated by a few missed opportunities and slammed his helmet on the sidelines.

— After a stumble out of halftime, the Bengals later went 75 yards over four plays, with Tee Higgins continuing his huge day before a Joe Mixon score. But even going up 24-17 wasn’t good enough with the way the defense had been playing.

— Curiously though, Bengals coaches tried to make the running game work, especially inside — which is against the Jets as it’s perhaps the only defense that the team has.

— Joe Burrow was the one who put the team on its back in the fourth quarter. He marched down the field with an improv-heavy march as he tried to keep the plays alive. He eventually found Tyler Boyd for his third passing touchdown on the day, making it a 31-20 game.

— A stunning turn of events: The Jets score, then fail to convert a two-point attempt. They tip Burrow at the line for interception and then throw a touchdown the next play to take the lead. Bengals blow an 11-point lead in a matter of seconds late in the fourth.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) takes the field to face the New York Jets during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The Bengals take on the Cleveland Browns during Week 9, the first Battle of Ohio of the year.

That’s a big matchup for obvious reasons, but it’s also an important date because the Bengals then get the following week off, as Week 10 is the bye.

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