5 takeaways from NY Jets Week 12 win including Zach Wilson's difficult day

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The NY Jets traveled down south to take on the 2-8 Houston Texans in Week 12 and came away with an important road victory in Zach Wilson's first game back from injury.

It was far from a perfect day for Wilson who struggled to get into a rhythm for much of the game. But the Jets managed to pull off the victory to improve to 3-8 on the season.

Wins are wins, no matter how ugly they are. The Jets proved that on Sunday.

Wilson's poor performance shouldn't overshadow an excellent day from the Jets defense with the likes of John Franklin-Myers, Quinnen Williams, and Quincy Williams leading the way for the team's most impressive pass-rush performance since Week 4.

Let's take a look at a few quick takeaways from this week's game.

1. The NY Jets won in spite of Zach Wilson

There's really no dancing around this one — Zach Wilson was really bad in this game. Wilson finished 14-of-24 for 145 yards, a rushing TD, an interception, and a fumble.

He never quite looked comfortable and is lucky to leave this game with just one turnover to his name. He missed open passes to the flats, threw dangerous balls into tight coverage, and was mostly a liability.

The Jets clearly schemed around Wilson on offense, and to their credit, it worked to a degree. All of that being said, it was Wilson's first game back from injury. He's now made just six full starts in his NFL career.

This was a poor performance from the rookie QB. Be it due to mental struggles or just shaking off the rust, Wilson was bad.

The Jets will hope to see him build off a victory nonetheless net week.