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3 players who led the NY Jets to victory in Week 7 against the Broncos

NY Jets, Greg Zuerlein
NY Jets, Greg Zuerlein / Justin Edmonds/GettyImages
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Well, it wasn't pretty, but the NY Jets got it done. Unfortunately, there were a few casualties in the process. The Jets traveled to Colorado to take on the Denver Broncos in a late afternoon game. While it wasn't pretty in the slightest, the Jets did come away with the victory and beat Denver by a final score of 16-9.

The bigger stories coming out of this game are the health updates of Corey Davis, Alijah Vera-Tucker, and Breece Hall. The Jets will have to adapt following season-ending injuries to Hall and Vera-Tucker.

3. Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets

Coming off of another great game in Green Bay, Breece Hall looked to continue his magical play this week. Last week, Hall ran for 116 yards on 20 carries. He also managed to pick up a touchdown and sparked this team into playing as well as they did against the Packers.

Prior to his injury, Hall came up with the biggest play of the game for Gang Green. In the middle of the first quarter, both teams were fighting it out and trying to gain the upper hand. Hall was able to break a 62-yard run for a touchdown to give the Jets the early 7-0 lead.

Hall finished his day with 72 yards and one touchdown on four carries. Unfortunately, in the second quarter, Hall was carted back to the locker room with what was eventually confirmed to be a torn ACL. His season is over, but he went out with a bang.

2. Sauce Gardner, CB, NY Jets

Sauce Gardner has already established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. Coming into Sunday's game, Gardner had 13 total tackles, seven solo and six assisted. He also had one interception entering the game as well.

Gardner all but doubled his numbers in Sunday's game. Gardner continued to show why he could, and should, be the Defensive Rookie of the Year. In Sunday's game, Gardner picked up 10 total tackles, nine solo and one assisted, as well as three passes defended.

One of the biggest moments for Gardner came in the second quarter, with a little over four minutes remaining before halftime. Gardner was able to break up a big touchdown pass which could have given the Broncos the lead heading into halftime and completely changed the outcome of this game.

1. Greg Zuerlein, K, NY Jets

Sometimes you don't always have to be an offensive or defensive juggernaut to make this list. The special teams unit can make or break the way a game turns out. Thankfully, the Jets' special teams unit all but won the Jets the game thanks to one man, Greg Zuerlein.

Zuerlein has been incredibly consistent for the Jets for most of the season. He's connected on 10 of his 12 field goals as well as all but one of the 16 extra-point attempts. In previous seasons, this was a big issue for Gang Green. Thankfully, Zuerlein has changed that narrative.

On Sunday, Zuerlein was perfect. He went 3-for-3 and picked up nine points with his leg alone. He connected twice from over 40 yards, with a long of 45. Zuerlein essentially won the Jets the game with his leg. He deserves to be No. 1 on this list.

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Looking ahead, the Jets will be welcoming the New England Patriots to MetLife Stadium in Week 8. The Jets have won their last four games and will look to extend that lead to five against Bill Belichick's Patriots next Sunday.

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