Jets report card: Finally some life
Grading the Jets’ 27-24 overtime win against the Titans on Sunday.
The offense finally came alive with Zach Wilson (21 of 34, 297 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 97.3 rating) making some electric throws and looking more comfortable. The Jets ended up with 355 total yards, much of it coming late in the game when they needed it to win. WR Corey Davis (4 catches, 111 yards, 1 TD) overcame some early struggles to have a nice game. WR Jamison Crowder (7 catches, 61 yards, 1 TD) showed how important a piece he can be. The biggest knock is the lack of a running game (66 yards, 2.6 yards per carry).
The numbers don’t necessarily reflect how well the defense played. They held the Titans to field goals early as the Jets’ offense scuffled. The unit was huge on third down, holding the Titans to 5 of 19 on the down. They sacked Ryan Tannehill seven times and limited his effectiveness (30 of 49, 298 yards, 1 TD). RB Derrick Henry (33 rushes, 157 yards, 1 TD) got his yards but did not kill the Jets. Linebackers C.J. Mosley (13 tackles, 1 sack) and Quincy Williams (12 tackles, 1 sack) were all over the field. Quinnen Williams was a monster with two sacks.
Matt Ammendola made two field goals and the Jets did well in coverage. Punter Thomas Morstead put two inside the Tennessee 20. The Jets had kickoff returns of 26 and 24 yards.
Robert Saleh got his first win, so we have to give him a nice grade. Saleh has done a nice job managing some early turbulence. He has not looked shaken at all by the Jets’ poor performances the previous two weeks. Offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur had a nice bounce-back game. He called an aggressive game and played to Wilson’s strengths in this one. Defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich continues to do a great job.