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Final Score: Jets 30, Texans 6

Jets dominate the Texans in every aspect of the game as they break a five game losing streak

Houston Texans v New York Jets Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

In the New York Jets’ 13th game of the 2023 NFL season, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on a cool and rainy afternoon, the Jets blew out the Houston Texans, 30 - 6.

The first half saw the Jets defense play a near perfect game, shutting down C.J. Stroud, shutting out the Houston Texans and never letting the Texans get near a scoring opportunity. The Jets special teams were also outstanding, with three consecutive punts pinning the Texans inside their own 10 yard line. With all this, the Jets offense continued to let the team down. Gifted with great field position time and again, the Jets offense squandered every opportunity and went into the locker room having never scored, and never really gotten close after a fairly impressive opening drive.

The Jets opened the third quarter airing it out, with Zach Wilson on fire. They marched right down the field with completion after completion. Wonder of wonders, the Jets ended up in the end zone on a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb, of all people. The Jets took a 7 - 0 lead, and the way the defense was playing, there was good reason to believe it just might hold up.

The Jets defense forced a three and out and the Jets offense took over. The Jets then stunningly went on another long drive. Zach Wilson was playing as well as he has ever played in the NFL, Tyler Conklin and Garrett Wilson made some tough catches, and Xavier Gipson finished off the drive with a run into the end zone. The Jets had scored 14 points on the first two drives of the second half. Where has this been all year?

The Jets defense forced yet another punt by the Texans on the ensuing drive. The Jets offense was again moving smartly down the field when disaster struck. Zach Wilson scrambled for a first down, but he fumbled the ball and the Texans recovered. A couple of big plays to uncovered tight ends on back to back blown coverages by the Jets got the Texans a first and goal inside the Jets 10 yard line. A pass interference call on the Jets gave the Texans first and goal at the one as time expired in the third quarter.

The Texans soon punched it in but missed the point after and the Jets led 14 - 6 early in the fourth quarter.

Not to worry. Zach Wilson led the Jets on a long drive ending in yet another Jets touchdown, this one on a short pass to Breece Hall. Zach Wilson was, dare I say it? Dominating. He was dominating. This was the Zach Wilson the Jets expected when they drafted him in 2021.

The Jets had a 21 - 6 lead nearly halfway through the fourth quarter. Unless the defense collapsed, the game was all but over.

The Jets defense did not collapse. They forced a turnover on downs and the Jets tacked on a field goal to make it a three score game with under seven minutes to play at 24 - 6. It was officially garbage time.

The Jets defense continued to force turnovers on downs and the Jets kept tacking on field goals. In the end the Jets won in dominating fashion, 30 - 6. It was a complete team effort, with the offense, the defense and special teams all playing outstanding football.

With the win the Jets bring their record to 5-8 on the season. Now the Jets prepare to go on the road to take on the first place Miami Dolphins next week. If they manage a repeat performance, who knows, the Jets might even have a shot at an upset next week. One can dream.