They had great field position and a chance to take a two-possession lead.
I am a firm believer that good teams win after they have gotten their bye weeks, so for both teams, this is a huge week. It isn't just Newton, nearly all quarterbacks get frazzled by teams disrupting their timing.
Jermaine Kearse nabbed seven-of-11 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Jets' Week 12 loss to the Panthers. However, in the middle of the third quarter, it was reported that Olsen would not be returning for the rest of the game, citing a foot injury.
"To have the guys pick it up and do things that they needed to on defense and on special teams", coach Ron Rivera said, "it was a big boost to the offense". Linebacker Luke Keuchly picked up the loose rock and returned it 34 yards for the game-winning touchdown. "We're going to play the games and we're going to try to win each one".
This week it was an inexcusable fumble by quarterback Josh McCown, that was subsequently returned for a touchdown, that opened up the floodgates for NY. "I thought I could've kept going but the way the game was going there in the second half we just thought it would be best to err on the side of the caution".
"It just sucks, bro", McCown said. "To be up in the fourth quarter and not finish it, we've got to find a way to execute that and be better". He had two in this one, a 33-yard grab and a 54-yarder. The Mavericks went 19-5 over those two seasons.
Second-year receiver Robby Anderson has become a scoring machine for the Jets with a TD in each of his past five games. "I wasn't trying to come off in a bad way".
The Jets only had 109 rushing yards for the game. On one of them, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins hauled in a catch on a fade route.
Olsen is one of the best tight ends in the National Football League and has hauled in over 1,000 yards worth of receptions in each of his past three seasons.
"I was just excited", Anderson said.
The defense gave up a 1-yard touchdown run by Newton in the second quarter and a 2-yard touchdown by RB Jonathan Stewart at the end of the third quarter.
Panthers: at New Orleans next Sunday.