In a game nobody will remember a few weeks from now, the results were mixed. The first string offense thrived, but the first string defense got manhandled.
Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson produced an outstanding performance against a Green Bay defense playing mostly backups. Wilson completed 9 of 11 passes for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns in a superb opening half. Wilson looked poised, accurate and in command at all times. His connection with Corey Davis was outstanding, as they repeatedly hooked up for chunk plays early in the game. Shortly before the first half ended Wilson exited the game, but not before putting up 17 points in a sparkling performance. Jets fans could not have hoped for much more from the young quarterback.
The Jets defense, on the other hand, left much to be desired. The Packers went on a couple of long touchdown drives led by their third string quarterback against the Jets mostly first team defense. The Packers running game repeatedly gashed the Jets run defense, and when they needed a pass to convert on third down the Jets were helpless to stop them. Perhaps the Jets were suffering a letdown after the devastating injury to Carl Lawson. Whatever the reason, the Jets defense looked overmatched until it was mostly backups on the field for both teams.
The second half was a long slog with the backups of each team getting little traction on offense. The Jets backup quarterbacks again looked terrible, but the Jets backups on defense at least pitched a second half shutout. In the end the Jets won the game 23 - 14.
With the win the Robert Saleh Jets’ preseason record goes to 2-0 as he gets the team off to a winning start.
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