Carson Palmer gave the Jets their just due Tuesday morning, saying his team was “flat out outplayed” in Sunday’s regular-season finale.
“I don’t think we were vanilla at all,” the Cincinnati quarterback said, referring to the Bengals’ game plan. “We came out, we had a game plan and we went after it. We just didn’t play our game plan well and we got outplayed, obviously, by a very good team.”
Palmer completed only one of his 11 passes for no gain, leaving in the third quarter with a passer rating of 1.7 in Sunday's 37-0 win by the Jets at the Meadowlands.
The Bengals managed only 72 net yards, the fewest in franchise history, and the team finished the game with more penalties (seven) than first downs (five).
But Palmer said there won’t be too many changes, save a few, in Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. playoff rematch in Cincinnati.
“We’re not going to hide a bunch of things, we’re going to have a couple new wrinkles, but we are who were are, just like they are,” he said.
“They are who we think they are, which is very good. We flat out got outplayed and they caught us on a good day and played very well. We got a work out for them this week because after getting beat that bad you realize just how good they really are.”