Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) gets set against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at MetLife Stadium. The Steelers won the game 19-6. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Silver Linings

We all know that Sunday was a brutal day, up and down the roster of the New York Jets’. However, when reviewing the notes from our friends at Pro Football Focus, there were a couple of Jets that had positive days.

We will call them the “Silver Linings”.  The Jets had a couple on all sides, so here they are:

Nick Mangold: Despite the fact that the offense couldn’t get going all day, there were two starters with positive grades on offense.  Nick was the first, with an overall grade of 2.2.  He played well in the ground game and the passing game, with a 1.2 in pass blocking, and a 0.8 in the run blocking.  But his wasn’t the highest grade on offense.

Austin Howard: That distinction goes to right tackle Austin Howard, who posted an overall grade of a 3.3.  He was particularly impressive in pass blocking, with a grade of 2.7.

Mo Wilkerson: Wilkerson playing well is becoming as expected as taxes.  With a sack and an interception, Mo posted the highest grade on the defense, with a 3.9.  Mo was positive across the board, with a 1.5 in both run defense and pass coverage.  He also posted a 0.7 in the pass rush.

Damon Harrison: “Snacks” was eating once again on Sunday, with an overall grade of 2.6, and a grade against the run of 3.2, where Damon has excelled all season long.

Nick Folk: After going 3-3 in field goals, including a season long 50 yarder, the “Folk Hero” posted a positive grade of a 2.7.

So, not everyone performed badly, but certainly most did.

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