3 players who led the NY Jets to victory in Week 9 against the Bills

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
NY Jets, Zach Wilson / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA

On Sunday, the NY Jets welcomed arguably the best team in the NFL, the Buffalo Bills, to MetLife stadium. While this looked like a mismatch, there's always a chance that the underdog can win, and Sunday's game continued to prove that you can never count out the underdogs.

Coming into the game, the Jets were 5-3 on the season, going up against an excellent Buffalo team who was 6-1. The Jets were able to hand Buffalo just their second loss on the season, as they got the job done 20-17.

This was one of the best games the Jets have played so far this season, and here are three players who led them to victory.

3. Michael Carter, RB, NY Jets

Coming into this game, Carter hadn't had a breakout game yet this season. Last week against New England, Carter managed to only pick up 26 yards on seven carries. However, Sunday was the first game he truly played like a true No. 1 running back.

With Breece Hall out, the Jets knew that they didn't have a solidified RB1, and that spot was up for grabs. Carter decided that Sunday would be the day that he takes over the Jets' RB1 spot. On 12 carries, Carter finished the day with 76 yards and one touchdown, with his longest run being 25 yards.

While the Jets were trailing 14-3, Carter came up big in the second quarter. Carter scored a six-yard rushing touchdown and got the Jets right back in this game. While James Robinson also had an impressive game, Carter more than did his part and contributed a great deal to Gang Green's win.

2. Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

It's nice to be able to put Zach Wilson back on this list. Wilson has been very hit-or-miss lately, and last week against the Patriots was no different. Wilson picked up 355 yards through the air on 20 completions out of 41 attempts. However, he threw three costly interceptions, essentially losing the game for the Jets.

Sunday was a much different Zach Wilson out there. Some even went as far as to suggest that this was Wilson's best game as a Jet so far. Wilson finished the day with 18 completions on 25 attempts for 154 yards. He also picked up a touchdown.

Sunday was the day that many Jets fans were waiting for in regard to Wilson. While he looked shaky at times, Wilson brought his composure back together and drove his team down the field to pick up points.

The most impressive part about Sunday was that he had zero interceptions. Wilson played with much better decision-making and showed that he can be someone the Jets count on.

1. Sauce Gardner, CB, NY Jets

How lucky are we that the Jets drafted Sauce Gardner? Gardner has been playing nothing short of incredible this season so far. Oftentimes, many people, myself included, forget that he is a rookie because of how good he already is.

Although it didn't start off great for him, Gardner got back on track after giving up a massive gain to Stefon Diggs on the first play of the game.

He had one of the biggest plays on defense today when he intercepted Josh Allen and put the Jets back inside the Bills' 20-yard line. The Jets were down 14-10 when Gardner picked off Allen, and thanks to Gardner, the team was able to take the 17-14 lead.

Gardner stepped up to guard arguably the best wide receiver in all of football (although he was on Gabe Davis for most of the game) and had an incredible game doing so. Gardner is arguably the biggest reason the Jets won on Sunday.

This entire Jets team played incredibly well. A lot of members of the defense, and offense showed up on Sunday and showed out against a team many people consider the best in the NFL.

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Up next, the Jets have a bye week, but in Week 11, the Jets will be traveling to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots.