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Rain, Rain, Go Away! NY Jets-Texans Scoreless At Halftime

Zach Wilson, New York Jets, Houston Texans
Zach Wilson, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Getty Images

Those who braved the rain have been gifted a lump of coal by the Jets and Texans

Hope you bet the under on the New York Jets-Houston Texans showdown.

The two teams posted Easter eggs on a Christmas season scoreboard, as a December downpour has reduced their Sunday showdown to a 0-0 halftime slog. Defenses have ruled the day despite no turnovers by either squad.

Jets (0)

PASSING: Zach Wilson (9-of-14, 92 yards)
RUSHING: Breece Hall (4 carries, 10 yards)
RECEIVING: Breece Hall (4 rec., 40 yards)

Texans (0)

PASSING: CJ Stroud (6-of-11, 28 yards)
RUSHING: Devin Singletary (11 carries, 64 yards)
RECEIVING: Nico Collins (1 rec., 13 yards)

Zach’s Last Attack?

The most positive development from Sunday’s first half-hour has to be Zach Wilson, who has fully taken advantage of getting the Jets’ offensive reigns back. Wilson has remained calm, cool, and collected, making the right decisions and overcoming the odds from the sky to push the Jets’ sputtering offense in the right direction. These figure to be Wilson’s final hours under metropolitan center, but he’s certainly taking advantage of one final opportunity.

Aim For the Head

If this is how the Texans’ offense looks without Tank Dell, maybe it’s time to start an MVP conversation around the rookie receiver. Credit, of course, should also go to defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, whose head coaching case will be one of the few lingering storylines of the Jets’ woebegone season. New York’s pass rush has offered C.J. Stroud an extraordinarily rude welcome to New York as Bryce Huff, Solomon Thomas, and Quincy Williams have each earned early takedowns.

Boot’s Not Moot

Thomas Morstead has once again risen as the Jets’ MVP. That says more about the Jets than it does about Morstead, but the defense assured that his work has not been in vain. By landing three inside the Houston 20, the Super Bowl XLIV champion now has 27 this season, one short of his career-high.

See You Again

The holiday season is often one of reunions. True to the Jets’ star-crossed nature, get-togethers with old friends have come back to ground them: former defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins earned a sack of Zach Wilson while newly-minted Texan Adrian Amos, released by the Jets just about a week ago, quickly jumped on a muffed Desmond King punt return that would have situated Gang Green inside the Houston five-yard-line if they recovered.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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