Fourth quarters have not been kind to the New York Jets this year. After once again having a lead late in the game versus the Atlanta Falcons, the Jets came up short and lost their third game in a row, and enter Thursday night’s contest against the Bills desperate for a win. Let’s take a look at this week’s three up and three down…
DE Muhammad Wilkerson: Welcome to the 2017 season, Mo. After doing next to nothing to start off the season, Wilkerson had his best game of the season vs Matt Ryan and the Falcons. Big Mo finished the game with five tackles and was also able to record his first sack of the season. This is a good sign for the Jets going forward.
WR Robby Anderson: Throw it up and just give Robby a chance. While Anderson struggles with route running at times, he has no problem running the fly route and beating a cornerback off the line of scrimmage. Against the Falcons, Anderson did just that, finishing the game with 104 yards on just 6 catches, one of those being a 32-yard touchdown. If McCown can get him the ball, Anderson can score a long touchdown every single week.
P Lachlan Edwards: It may not be a good thing that a punter makes this list, but Edwards deserves it. After having a rough rookie season, Edwards has turned into a real weapon for the Jets and has shown consistency. On Sunday, Lach averaged 52.4 yards per punt and had a long of 60. With the weather being a factor, that is impressive.
WR Jeremy Kerley: Kerley’s fumble on the punt return changed the game and put points on the board for the Falcons. Now there are rumors that Kerley is going to be suspended by the NFL. While he has not been bad this season, it is ridiculous to me that he is getting more snaps than ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen. Let the kids play.
K Chandler Catanzaro: The Cat-Man has not been bad this season at all, but he struggled vs the Falcons. Catanzaro missed two field goals, costing the Jets 6 points. With the weather not being great, I’ll give Catanzaro a break. But life in the NFL as a kicker is not easy, one more bad game and Catanzaro may be out of a job.
RB Matt Forte: Forte still getting some carries over Powell and McGuire is foolish, in my opinion, but that is not why Forte makes this list this week. After the loss, Forte voiced his frustration with offensive coordinator John Morton, Forte complaining that the Jets went away from the run too early. Forte has had a wonderful career and is well respected around the league. But let’s face it, he does not have much left in the tank. Complaining that you are not getting enough touches is not a good look.
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