The song “Can't Feel My Face” by The Weeknd played when Geno Smith was announced as inactive before the exhibition game between the Jets and the Lions.
The song earned the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of Aug. 22. Its broadcast could simply be credited to its popularity or could have been a jab at Smith.
The Lions beat the Jets, 23–3 in their preseason opener. Ryan Fitzpatrick started at quarterback for the Jets, going 2 of 3 for 16 yards before turning the ball over to Bryce Petty, who played most of the game at quarterback.
Ford Field playing "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd just as the Jets announce Geno Smith being inactive. Can't make this up.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 13, 2015
- Erin Flynn