New York Jets Week 14 Review

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Oct 9, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh celebrates a touchdown run by quarterback Zach Wilson (not pictured) against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets suffered a tough defeat in Buffalo against a 10-3 Bills team yesterday.

While, once again, the grit and non-stop effort of this Jets football team cannot be questioned, they now currently sit outside of the playoffs.

At 7-6 on a two-game losing streak, angst is rightfully so growing among Jets Nation. Yesterday’s 20-12 loss simply stings for everyone involved with the Jets.

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New York Jets Week 14 Recap:

Starting with the team stats from yesterday, the Jets, on both sides of the ball, did show great improvement on third down. The offense went 8-17 (47%). Defensively, the Jets shut the Bills down to 2-13 (15%).

Unfortunately, though, this is the second straight game that the Jets have lost the turnover battle 2-0. They also lost in the penalty department, committing seven for 61 yards to the Bills’ five for 35. In the red zone, the Jets went 1-2 compared to the Bills 1-1. Losing in these categories only makes your chances of winning that much harder.

Lastly, in the team department, the Jets did completely control the ball in Week 14. They ran 73 plays to the Bills’ 54. The Jets had the football for 34:25 in this game.

The New York Jets defense has another great day:

This loss is so frustrating because, for the second time this year, the Jets’ defense made Josh Allen really struggle. Going into yesterday’s matchup, the Bills were the second-best offense in football, averaging 410.8 yards per game. The Jets held them to 232 yards of offense. Allen finished the game with 194 total yards (147 passing, 47 rushing) and 5.4 yards per attempt. Just incredible.

The main issue for the Jets’ defense in this one was not creating a turnover. Also, the C.J. Mosley fourth-down offsides penalty was a huge difference-maker in allowing the Bills to get going.

Up front, the Jets finished this ballgame with three sacks. Quinnen Williams had two, and Sheldon Rankins recorded the other.

To hold the Bills to 20 points in their stadium and lose is tough. Between the two matchups this year, the Jets held the Bills to 37 total points.

Mike White, Zonovan Knight, and Garrett Wilson lead the way for the New York Jets offense again:

The toughness of Mike White was on display yet again and better than ever. Taking shot after shot, having to leave for a bit with a rib injury, White somehow re-entered the game and gave the Jets his best to win it late.

White concluded his third start going 27-44 (61.4%), throwing for 268 yards (6.1 per attempt) and no touchdowns or interceptions, leading to a rating of 78.6.

Also, in his third game, Zonovan “Bam” Knight just continued to thrive. He led the ground game with 17 carries for 71 yards (4.2 yards per carry), a touchdown, and a long of 13. Knight also caught both of his targets out of the backfield for six yards, giving him 77 total in this one.

In the air, it was once again Garrett Wilson leading the Jets. On seven targets, Wilson caught six passes for 78 yards (13 per catch) with a long of 16. Alongside Wilson, Elijah Moore had another good game. Moore had a season-high 10 targets, catching six of them for 60 yards, with a longest catch of 24 yards.

It wasn’t the best day up front for the Jets’ offensive line. They allowed White to take a beating. Four sacks and eight quarterback hits were given up.

This is just another painful late-season loss in December for the Jets. Now at 7-6, still in the hunt, the attention now turns to a red-hot Detroit Lions team at MetLife Stadium this upcoming Sunday.