Just as we all expected, the Jets completely dominated the Bills on Thursday night football. The offense was clicking, special teams were solid, and the Jets defense might still be dancing (If you have not already, check out the #JetsDanceToAnything hashtag on Twitter. You’re welcome). Overall, it might have been the most complete game the Jets have played in years. Let’s take a look at this weeks 3 up/3 down as the Jets prepare to head down to Tampa Bay to take on the beardless Ryan Fitzpatrick.
LB Darron Lee – Confidence. When watching Lee play the past few weeks, it is easy to see how confident he is on the field. Instead of being timid and afraid to make a mistake, Lee has trusted his speed and rare athletic ability to simply make plays. Against the Bills, Lee finished the game with 8 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss and a sack on QB Tyrod Taylor. Lee has been terrific lately, showing why Mike Maccagnan drafted him in the first-round last season.
LB Jordan Jenkins – What a game Jordan Jenkins played on Thursday night. While he quietly been solid all season long, Jenkins had a breakout game when the Jets needed him most. To open the game on defense, Jenkins read the play action beautifully and was able to sack Tyrod Taylor. He finished the game with 2 sacks and a forced fumble. For his strong play, Jenkins was named the AFC defensive player of the week.
DL Mo Wilkerson – The real Mo Wilkerson has shown up the past few weeks. Unlike earlier in the year where he was a non-factor on the field, Wilkerson was absolutely dominant on Thursday night. Wilkerson destroyed Bills guard Vlad Ducasse (#SummerofVlad) all night long and was constantly in the backfield in the face of Tyrod Taylor.
CB Mo Claiborne – Let me start off by saying it was almost impossible to come up with three players who deserve to be on the list this week. The only reason Claiborne makes the list is due to injury. Throughout his career, Claiborne has never been able to shake the injury bug. Let’s hope his injury is not a serious one and he will be back soon.
QB’s Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg – With the way Josh McCown is playing, there is little chance Petty or Hackenberg see the field this season. So far this year, McCown has thrown for close to 2000 yards with 13 TD’s and 7 interceptions. The Jets are not taking him off the field.
WR Jeremy Kerley – Kerley was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the performing enhancing substance policy. With Kerley suspended, Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart are going to see more snaps on offense, which may be an upgrade for the Jets.
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