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NY Jets: 10 quick thoughts on thrilling OT victory in Week 4

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7. The NY Jets pass protection was much better

Lost in the shuffle of an eventful day, the Jets' offensive line played one of their best games of the season. At least when it came to pass protection.

While the running game struggled to get going, the Jets passing game carried the team due in no small part to the performance of the offensive line.

The Jets allowed just one sack as Zach Wilson had more time to throw than he had in any game so far this season. It wasn't just the offensive line either.

Tight end Tyler Kroft had a key chip block on Wilson's 53-yard bomb to Corey Davis. If Kroft doesn't make that block, there's little chance Wilson has time to direct traffic and find Davis streaking down the field.

The offensive line is far from perfect, but more performances like this one will go a long way toward allowing the Jets offense to reach its ceiling.

8. The NY Jets really missed Jamison Crowder

While he didn't have the highlight-reel catches that Corey Davis or Keelan Cole had on Sunday, Jamison Crowder's return was one of the most significant developments for the Jets offense.

Crowder finished with a team-leading seven catches for 61 yards including a three-yard touchdown to tie the game up at 17 in the fourth quarter.

The veteran slot receiver played the role of Wilson's safety blanket to perfection giving the Jets a reliable target to turn to when they needed to convert.

Four of Crowder's seven catches went for first downs including one that went for six and another that set up the team's first touchdown of the game.

Crowder's future in New York remains uncertain, but the Jets would be wise to keep him around as long as they can. He's an invaluable part of the offense and a key target for Zach Wilson.

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