USA Today Sports' Tom Pelissero recaps the biggest takeaways from Sunday's games in Week 6 of the NFL.
On the following drive, Brandon Marshall (three catches for 70 yards) made an 11-yard grab picking up a first down for the Jets, their only first down of the quarter.
The Cardinals beat the Jets 28-3 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
The Cardinals moved to 3-3 for the season, while the Jets dropped to 5-1. It finally became the breaking point in the fourth quarter as Geno Smith came in to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick, but it didn't matter.
But the Jets are a mess, and it doesn't look like Smith is going to fix anything.
Fitzpatrick finished 16-of-31 for 171 yards and no touchdowns.
The Jets obviously don't believe in Smith as a long-term option, plus he is a free agent at the end of the season.
As a team, the Cardinals registered 27 first downs, went 5-for-12 on third down and tallied 396 yards of total offense.
Rooted to the foot of the AFC East, it's safe to say time is running out for the Jets and, more importantly, for Ryan Fitzpatrick. It fell short and was intercepted by D.J. Swearinger. That was Fitzpatrick's league-leading 11th interception and further widens the gap between his touchdown:interception ratio, which now sits at 5:11.
Who knows, should Bowles reach clarity in this situation, he might even have to use Christian Hackenberg, the inexplicable second-round pick the Jets are trying to pass off as the team's quarterback of the future.
Arians paused. The record is one thing, but the way the Cardinals are playing compared to a month ago is something different. Their passing game wasn't particularly fearsome, but Johnson did his part on the ground.
Johnson scored a touchdown in each of the first three quarters, including a 58-yard touchdown run.
It was Johnson who piled further misery on the Jets with another two-yard score to make it 21-3 with five minutes to go in the third quarter.
The offense, as a whole, was inept against the Cardinals. The offensive line has played bad for the first six weeks of the season. Even though he may not have registered a sack, he affected nearly every play.
NY has three younger options on the roster if the team wants to look toward the future. Another was a four-play drive that gained only eight yards. "But the things he does for this offense really, really does put offenses in a bind because of the pressure he puts on them from a pass-catching standpoint as well".
But from the Cardinals' 39, Fitzpatrick threw an incompletion that was initially ruled a fumble.
Lachlan Edwards got a workout with seven punts. Palmer directed a 14-play, 89-yard drive that consumed 7:26, capping it with a 9-yard scoring pass to Michael Floyd.
Byrd honored: The Jets honored former defensive lineman Dennis Byrd, who was killed Saturday in a auto collision.
Notes: The Jets honored the late Dennis Byrd by wearing black decals of his No. 90 on their helmets.
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 17: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by strong safety Calvin Pryor #25 of the New York Jets after a reception in the first quarter during the National Football League game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 17, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.
Todd Bowles leaves the field after the Jets-Arizona Cardinals game.