Although it didn't come easy, the NY Jets would go on to defeat the Cleveland Browns in their opponent's home opener by a score of 31-30.
This game went well for the Jets. It wasn't a cakewalk by any means, but the Jets were able to come out of Cleveland with the win. Here are three players who led the team to victory in Week 2.
3. Joe Flacco, QB, NY Jets
What a difference a week makes. This time last week, some Jets fans were calling for Mike White after Flacco had a rough game against his former team, leading to a Jets loss. However, this time around, it was quite the opposite.
Joe Flacco finished Sunday's game with 26 completions on 44 attempts and four touchdowns. On top of that, he didn't throw an interception all game, which was nice to see. Although the Jets' ball-dropping issue was still there, it wasn't as prevalent this week.
Flacco is a big reason why the Jets won on Sunday, and if he could continue to play as well as he did in this game, the Jets could be in good shape by the time Zach Wilson makes his return (hopefully) in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
2. Ashtyn Davis, S, NY Jets
Ashtyn Davis had a pretty quiet game on Sunday. He didn't make any tackles and played just one defensive snap on the very last play of the game. Davis would go on to make the biggest play of the game and it came with about 20 seconds left to play.
The Jets scored a touchdown and took the one-point lead over Cleveland with a little under a minute left to go. The Browns would go on to get the ball back, with not a lot of time. Davis came up with a massive interception to put the game away and solidify the Jets' win.
This play by Davis not only solidified the Jets would win the game, but it also could be a massive momentum builder for weeks to come. Only time will tell how this play affected the team overall, but for now, it solidified the Jets would win and was probably the biggest play of the game.
1. Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets
Was there really any other option here? The rookie is a stud, through and through. On the day, Garrett Wilson would pick up eight receptions for a total of 102 yards and two touchdowns. One of these touchdowns came at the very end of the game with about a minute left to play.
This touchdown gave the Jets the lead and ultimately led them to victory. Wilson picked up his first and second career touchdowns on Sunday and more than lived up to his pre-draft hype. It's safe to say that if Wilson wasn't in the game on Sunday, the Jets wouldn't have gotten this win.
Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, and Tyler Conklin each had their moments. Taking nothing away from them, Wilson was in a league of his own out there. Toward the middle of the third quarter, Wilson took a nasty spill that sidelined him for a few minutes.
To take a hit and spill that hard and come back in and do what he did, Garrett Wilson has to be the number one player for the Jets in this game.