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The Jets dropped to 4-7 Sunday after falling to the Carolina Panthers 35-27. They weren’t blown out and losing to Cam Newton, still an elite NFL QB in my opinion, and his team is no disgrace.

What was bothersome to Jets fans was that they have seen this movie many times before. Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess burned Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts all day on long completions. As per custom, the Jets incurred penalties at the worst times which either extended Carolina drives or halted Jets’ scoring chances.

As is of the case in the NBA, victory or defeat is frequently decided in the fourth quarter and the Jets had a collective meltdown at the worst possible time. The Jets had a first down and one yard to go to get into the end zone. They had to settle for a field goal instead of a touchdown.

A few minutes later Jets QB Josh McCown turned into his predecessor, Ryan Fitzpatrick, by trying to throw the football as he was being tackled. The end result was that McCown fumbled and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly returned it for a touchdown. Adding insult to injury, Kaelin Clay returned a punt sixty yards two minutes later to put the game out of reach.

Next week the Jets will have a reunion with their former star cornerback, Darrelle Revis. The Jets cut Revis after last season where it became clear that he had lost more than a step covering opposing receivers. Every other NFL team must have felt the same way because he wasn’t signed by anyone.

I spoke with Darrelle when he was a guest at the recent Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health Sports Ball that was held six weeks ago. “I can still play,” he told me. The Kansas City Chiefs, who have decimated in the secondary, are hoping that he is right since they signed him to a contract last week.

The Mets signed veteran minor league outfielder Zach Borenstein to a contract. He won’t be on their 40-man roster but he will get an invitation to spring training where he has a decent shot of making the team. Zach played on Team Israel during the 2017 World Baseball Classic where his teammates were former Mets Ty Kelly, Ike Davis, and Josh Satin.

Texas is as red a state politically as you’ll find but that didn’t stop native son and Mets ace Noah Syndergaard from poking fun at President Trump who told the editors of TIME Magazine that he needed to know if he would be their 2017 Man of the Year and then said he wasn’t interested when the editors wouldn’t reveal their decision.

Syndergaard jokingly tweeted that he told the editors of Sports Illustrated that he wasn’t interested in their Sportsman of the Year Award because he is not happy with how his hair looks and that he doesn’t want to miss his interpretive dance class which will coincide with the event that takes place on Friday, December 8 at Barclays Center. It will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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