EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY — Right at the moment that the New York Jets’ offense was as efficient as it has looked almost all season long, and doing it against arguably the best team in the National Football League, a “same old Jets” moment almost dropped on its head to ruin the occasion.
Specifically, what was about to drop was the Skycam hung above the MetLife Stadium playing surface, dangling on one of the cords and causing a 12-minute delay. Soon after, that same Jets’ drive ended 10 yards from the end zone, and resulted in a turnover. Here we go again, right?
Wrong. Every camera angle of Sunday’s game caught the Jets’ resilience on offense and a defense that stymied the top offense in football. No need to adjust your sets: the 2022 New York Jets are a threat to the big boys of the National Football League.
New York’s defense proved more than capable of slowing down the juggernaut that is the Bills offense, and the Jets’ offense in the second half went on two impressive long drives — the second of which ended with the game-winning field goal — as the Jets defeated Buffalo 20-17 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon. One week after being the face of a disappointing loss by the Jets to the New England Patriots, quarterback Zach Wilson was efficient on his way to 18-of-25 passing with a touchdown pass, and he was complimented by a rushing attack that amassed 174 yards on the ground.
One of the surprise packages in the league, the Jets, now 6-3 on the season, move to within a half-game of the Bills for the lead in the AFC East as New York has won six of its first nine games of a season for the first time since 2010, the last time the Jets reached the postseason.