The Jets ended last season with a devastating punch to the gut. This season, the Jets started with a kick to the groin. Former Jets kicker Mike Nugent, the team’s infamous second-round selection in… - From New York Post
Former Jets kicker Mike Nugent, the team’s infamous second-round selection in the 2005 NFL Draft, enraged his former fan base once more by drilling a 46-yard field goal with 54 seconds left to give the Bengals a 23-22 win over his former team Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
The season started as Todd Bowles diagrammed it in his dreams, with the Jets dominating on defense — a three-and-out — before segueing to a seemingly effortless 10-play, 78-yard drive that featured new running back Matt Forte and ended with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Quincy Enunwa midway through the first quarter.
Green for a 54-yard touchdown to put the Bengals up 10-7 with 11:23 remaining in the half.
However, early in the fourth quarter, the Jets failed on three goal-line opportunities and then opted for a short field, making it 20-19 with 11:26 remaining.
Two catches by Green and a face-mask penalty by Marcus Gilchrist brought the Bengals to midfield, with Cincinnati’s star receiver producing another 11 yards to set Nugent up for the 47-yard kick through the Jets’ heart.