The Jets are keeping pace with the Packers on an overcast day at Lambeau Field
- PASSING: Zach Wilson (6-of-12, 28 yards)
- RUSHING: Breece Hall (10 carries, 55 yards)
- RECEIVING: Garrett Wilson (1 reception, 8 yards)
- PASSING: Aaron Rodgers (15-of-23, 140 yards)
- RUSHING: AJ Dillon (7 carries, 19 yards)
- RECEIVING: Robert Tonyan (6 receptions, 61 yards)
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 16, 2022
The Mighty Quinnen
Quinnen Williams has had breakout games before … Jets fans won’t soon forget his showing against Tennessee last season … but the team’s success in the standings columns helps this one feel a little different. Aaron Rodgers perhaps hasn’t been under such duress since Emilia Clarke torched his city during his cameo on the final season “Game of Thrones,” victimized by a metropolitan pass rush headlined by Williams, who has been more of a Green Bay backfield threat than Aaron Jones. In addition to his duties on the blitz, Williams became a special teams hero at the onset of the second quarter, blocking a Mason Crosby triple attempt to keep thing affair scoreless.
Curry, You Can’t Be Serious?
If the Jets’ defense continues to keep its Midwestern adversary off the board, they could b called upon to close out the New York Yankees’ crucial contest over in Cleveland tonight. Already boasting a strong brand of young firepower, the Jets also welcomed Vinny Curry to the fold, as the former Philadelphia Eagle wears a new shade of green for the first over two full calendar years after agreeing to do so in the spring of 2020. Curry hasn’t appeared to have lost a step, picking up three tackles, including a big stop on AJ Dillon that created a two-yard loss. If Curry’s progress is sustainable, the Jets could really have something interesting to work with, as they work through a dangerous schedule filled with offensive threats.
Kids and the Hall
All it takes is one look at the scoreboard to see that the Jets have something special brewing on defense. But what’s it going to take to steal a Wisconsin victory, particularly for an offense that’s struggled to take advantage of an Aaron Rodgers shutdown? With bad weather interrupting the proceedings and Zach Wilson under siege from a strong Packer pass rush, it’s time to grant big responsibilities to Breece Hall. The Jets haven’t been hesitant … he is, after all, one of only nine rookies to receive at least 50 carries and 25 catches in his first five contests … but the Jets shouldn’t feel hesitant to keep handing him the ball despite his inexperience. Some boldness and young confidence from Robert Saleh could also work in the Jets’ favor, especially if the defense maintains its current pace. Time will tell if the decision to kick on 4th and 2 from the Green Bay 35, leading to Greg Zuerlein’s 53-yard miss and the Packers’ first score of the day, will come back to bite the Jets.
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Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags