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7 studs and duds from the NY Jets sluggish Week 14 loss to the Saints

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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The NY Jets fell victim to the New Orleans Saints in Week 14 helping their opponents snap a five-game losing streak by way of a 30-9 defeat. This game certainly wasn't easy on the eyes — for either team's fans.

The Jets' offense sputtered with a number of key playmakers sidelined while the defense struggled mightily against a hapless Saints offense. That Saints offense looked downright bad at times, but they were able to move the ball effectively when it mattered most.

By virtue of their loss, the Jets were officially eliminated from playoff contention for the 11th consecutive season tying a new franchise record.

What can be our takeaways from such a sluggish, oftentimes boring game? Let's take a look at a few players who stood out in a positive way and a few others who did so in a negative way.

1. DUD: Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

Zach Wilson took a step back in Week 14 after a very promising performance the week prior. The rookie quarterback finished 19-of-42 for 202 yards while adding 33 yards on the ground.

The good news? His decision-making was mostly very good and he didn't turn the ball over for the first time this season. The bad news? Wilson was erratic and his ball placement remains a pretty sizable issue.

That lack of accuracy is what killed him on Sunday. His teammates didn't do much to help him out dropping several passes, but even some of Wilson's on-target throws weren't placed in the right spot.

He's clearly worked on correcting his decision-making. The next step is fixing his accuracy and putting it all together. Unfortunately, his play on Sunday earns him a rightful spot on the "duds" portion of this list.

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