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Patriots vs Jets: Week 12 post-game player grades

Nov 27, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) catches a touchdown pass over New England Patriots corner back Malcolm Butler (21) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) catches a touchdown pass over New England Patriots corner back Malcolm Butler (21) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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In the Patriots vs Jets game, Gang Green fell to the final score of 22-17 at MetLife Stadium in Week 12. Let’s dive into these post-game grades.

Offense

In the Patriots vs Jets game, the offense was on fire for Gang Green in the first quarter. Coming off the bye, you’ll usually see teams start off sluggishly, and then improve as the game progresses. The Jets did the opposite. Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Brandon Marshall early and often, and the improvement in Quincy Enunwa continued.

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The running game proved to be non-existent, which usually brings out the Fitztragic we all have become accustomed to. Instead, he was efficient and was even able to utilize the tight end position. Yes, you read that correctly. Without going too in-depth, which is what the grades are for, let’s move on.

B+. Fitz came back and played a solid game. The fumble at the end of the game isn’t entirely his fault. An elite quarterback will sense those types of pressure. Fitzpatrick is far from elite. At that point of the game, with less-than-two minutes left, elite quarterbacks just have that “sense.” That internal clock, so to speak. The Jets don’t have an elite quarterback, but they do have a quarterback who, again, did come back and play a good game. He was physical in fighting for first downs with his legs, and he got everyone involved. <a rel=. QB. New York Jets. RYAN FITZPATRICK

Not much to write here. The offensive line did an outstanding job as far as protecting Fitz, but the running game was invisible with Forte. <a rel=. RB. New York Jets. MATT FORTE. C

B. Marshall had six grabs for 67 yards and a touchdown on a 1-yard back-shoulder throw from Fitz to take an early 7-0 lead. Marshall was most efficient in the first quarter, and was basically invisible in the second half, as emerging-star Quincy Enunwa would light up the Patriots defense. This was a very typical game that you’ll see from a team’s number-two receiver, in which it seems Marshall has been at parts of games. He is obviously the clear-cut #1, but Enunwa has been able to provide plays and games that #1 receivers would. In the end, Marshall was good for fantasy teams, but his game was very run-of-the-mill, to say the least.. WR. New York Jets. BRANDON MARSHALL

A++++. This. Freakin’. Guy. Enunwa has emerged as a stud not only in the Jets’ lackluster offense, but in the NFL. His ability to make these acrobatic, breath-taking plays, and also be a physical blocking receiver, is rare. Enunwa compiled his first 100-yard game, and I’m sure there are many more to come (as long as the Jets can get an actual quarterback). His go-ahead catch in the 4th quarter was the highlight not only of the game, but of the season. The focus and coordination needed to get his right foot in-bounds and have his back hit the pylon, looked and most-likely is up there on the difficulty scale. He lets his play speak for himself, and has become a pivotal piece to the Jets’ future, as he is one of the few that gives it light.. WR. New York Jets. QUINCY ENUNWA

Defense

It was improved, but the flaws that the Jets obtained from Week 1-Week 10, stuck. Darrelle Revis still looked as uninspired as a saltine cracker is to a Triscuit. We didn’t see him much matched up with Julian Edelman. Instead, it was Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell. Both of which are probably on their ways to the Revis Island front desk. Muhammad Wilkerson played poorly, and being drawn offside on a 4th and 1, in which led to a Patriots field goal to give them a 13-10 lead. Let’s dive into the grades here.

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