Oh sweet, sweet victory. This is a win that felt all too good, not just for NY Jets fans, but the Jets team, and more importantly, new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
After the drama in the offseason that surrounded Hackett and Denver Broncos coach Sean Payton, you know this win just had to feel like the tip of the iceberg for Hackett.
Coming off three straight losses, the Jets looked to get back on track as they traveled to Colorado to take on the Denver Broncos.
While it wasn't always pretty at times, the Jets got the job done and won the game by a final score of 31-21. Zach Wilson continued to play well, but these are the three players who directly led the Jets to victory.
3. Greg Zuerlein, K, NY Jets
Realistically, when you see a kicker on the top three players of the game list, you know that the game wasn't always pretty, and this is no exception. Despite this game being ugly at times, the job did get done, and even if the offense didn't always stand tall, the Jets special teams beast did what he does best.
Greg "The Leg" Zuerlein didn't receive his nickname for no reason, as fans saw firsthand on Sunday. Zuerlein was a perfect 5-for-5 in field goals, hitting a long of 49 yards. He also connected on both extra-point attempts for the Jets.
If you truly think about it, Zuerlein scored 17 points alone on Sunday. With the game being close for a good majority of its entirety, every point mattered. Zuerlein played a big factor in this victory, and some may even say he was the deciding factor in the Jets' win over the Broncos.
2. Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets
This week, it was made clear that Breece Hall was no longer on a snap count. This means he was able to play as much as he wanted, and man, did he have himself a game. While he still shared some handoffs with Dalvin Cook, Hall was the number one running back, and it wasn't even really close.
Hall picked up 177 yards this game on just 22 carries. To say Breece Hall is back would be an understatement. He averaged anywhere from 4-12 carries per game through the first four games, and prior to Week 5, his highest yardage was 127 yards in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills.
Hall's best play of the game came shortly after halftime when he broke open for a 72-yard rushing touchdown to give the Jets the 15-13 lead. More importantly, this play seemingly changed the momentum of the game going forward, and his 177 yards were key to the Jets winning this game.
1. Quincy Williams, LB, NY Jets
Quincy Williams is a name that many fans feel doesn't always get the recognition he deserves. Quincy is the brother of star NY Jets defensive tackle, Quinnen Williams, and it's fair to say the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.
Williams has had himself quite the season so far, but Sunday's game would be his "coming out party," if you will. He finished this game with nine total tackles and two sacks, including a strip sack that sealed the victory.
With under a minute left and the Broncos driving down the field, the Jets only led 24-21. However, Williams landed a big sack on Russell Wilson, causing Wilson to fumble the ball. The ball was picked up by Bryce Hall and run back for a touchdown to put the game away.
Truthfully, this was an entire team win. Zach Wilson played well, Sauce Gardner is becoming the new Darrelle Revis with quarterbacks scared to throw his way, and even Irvin Charles, Quinnen Williams, and others got in on the action.
This game can serve as a great momentum builder as the Jets are scheduled to square off next Sunday with the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles.