Another Week, Another Win: Jets Week 6 Recap
The Jets have done something they haven't done since 2019; win three games in a row. This time doing it in Green Bay, Wisconsin while kicking a broken Packers team while they were down. This was a game New York had to win to be taken seriously by most critics, and they did it in convincing fashion. Now, with the hard part of the schedule in the rearview mirror, can the Jets make a serious playoff push?
Spectacular Special Teams:
One way the Jets are separating themselves from other teams in the league this year is through they special teams play. Special Teams Coach Brant Boyer has put together one of the league's best special teams groups (3rd according to FootballOutsiders and 1st according to PFF), and what they did this past Sunday only solidified their spot even more. After a blocked field goal AND a blocked punt, the Jets special teams unit has put the league on notice.
Quinnen Williams is a Machine:
Jets' former 2019 first round pick Quinnen Williams is at last playing up to his true potential. The star defensive tackle put up a stat line on Sunday of 5 total tackles, 2 sacks, a field goal block, and a forced fumble. He now has 5 sacks on the season, and is almost certainly guaranteed to break his previous career high in sacks of 7. A breakout game like this fully cements Quinnen in the Defensive Player of the Year conversation.
Lost in the Sauce:
Somehow amongst the stellar special teams and defensive line play, the elite play of Sauce Gardner was almost overlooked. On 6 targets, Sauce allowed only one catch for eight yards, two passes defended, and almost came away with another interception. Sauce is already playing at a pro bowl level just 6 games into his first season in the NFL.
The Jets face a struggling Broncos team next week, and if Denver's woes continue, we're looking at a 5-2 start for the Jets.