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Jets vs. Redskins Winners and Losers: Five Winners for New York

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Here are five players who performed well last night for the Jets.

Bryce Petty: We will go into detail a bit later, but Petty might have played his way into a legitimate competition for the backup quarterback spot. There were a few shaky moments, but he threw for 242 yards in one half on only 26 attempts. There were some stellar throws in there, including a pair of beautiful touchdowns. One preseason game does not a successful career make, but there are real signs of progress from where Petty was a preseason ago.

Robby Anderson: With so much talk about fellow rookies Charone Peake and Jalin Marshall this preseason, Anderson has come on lately in practice. This game might have been a coming out party with 6 catches for 133 yards and a touchdown. It wasn't just that he was catching passes. He was running smooth routes with good timing, and that touchdown came because he won a contested ball in the air.

Deon Simon: You have heard some hype all offseason. Last night we started to see why. Simon stuffed a fourth down play. He drew a penalty that led to a safety. He added three stuffs in the second half.

Lac Edwards: With an average over 46 yards, we might be seeing why the coaching staff ended the punting competition early.

Ronald Martin: He was only credited with a pair of tackles, but I liked the way he looked. It seemed to me like he was always around the ball. The Jets are going to have some tough decisions to make at safety in a good way.