The atmosphere I experienced at MetLife Stadium on Sunday was unlike anything I've ever felt at a sporting event. The crowd was emphatically loud, the weather was immaculately pristine, and the Jets, yes the NEW YORK JETS, played a perfect football game. For the first time since 2020, Gang Green is on a win streak, and the team only seems to be trending in the right direction. Even more so, the encouraging play of the Jets rookies the past few weeks emphasizes the potential of prolonged Jets' success with a talented young core.
Breece Hall: It was never a question of IF Breece Hall would break out, but WHEN he would. The answer? October 9th against the Miami Dolphins. After a slow start on the ground, Hall broke out for a 79-yard reception that almost went for a score. His presence as a receiver must have scared the Dolphins, because after that play, the holes opened up for him on the ground as he went for 97 yards on 18 carries, finishing with a total of 197 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. His 197 yards from scrimmage broke the franchise rookie record for scrimmage yards set in 1964 by Matt Snell (188 yards).
Sauce Gardner: Gardner has been stellar all season, but it took until this past Sunday for him to get his first career interception. Gardner, who has yet to allow a touchdown in the NFL and has only been flagged once for DPI (also this Sunday), has put the league on notice early on in his career so far. The 6'3" corner has the ability to defy physics with his change of direction ability at his size, and it only took one poorly judged throw from rookie 3rd string quarterback Skylar Thompson for Sauce to get his opportunity at a pick.
The Jets travel to Wisconsin next Sunday to face the Green Bay Packers in a tough road test. The Packers, coming off a surprising loss to the Giants in London, are searching for answer on offense. Can a tough Jets defense shock them and earn a third straight win?