STUD: NY Jets running game
On that same note, Mike LaFleur was able to call the game he did because the Jets absolutely controlled the line of scrimmage on the offensive side of the ball, at least when it came to the running game.
The Jets were able to run the ball pretty much at will for most of Sunday's game. They finished with 157 yards on 34 attempts for a highly-efficient 4.6 yards per carry. All of this without their top running back in Michael Carter.
Tevin Coleman was very effective. Ty Johnson added a long run and averaged 7.0 yards per carry as a result. And Austin Walter, freshly elevated from the practice squad, totaled 38 yards and his first career NFL touchdown.
The offensive line and running backs deserve just as much credit for the Jets' offensive success.
DUD: Matt Ammendola, K, NY Jets
The Jets signed a kicker to their practice squad last week following yet another miss from Matt Ammendola in the team's Week 11 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Ammendola went into Sunday's game needing perhaps a perfect game to quiet down his critics and maybe even save his job. That did not happen.
Ammendola made two of his three field-goal attempts, but missed from 42 yards in the fourth quarter on a kick that would have given the Jets a seven-point cushion at the time.
It's gotten to the point where the Jets clearly don't trust Ammendola from any kick longer than 40 yards, and it's hard to blame them. A change might be coming sooner rather than later.