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NY Jets: 3 players to blame for Week 2 loss to the Patriots

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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NY Jets, Corey Davis
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2. Corey Davis, WR, NY Jets

Despite the stellar Week 1 that Corey Davis had, it didn't come to be in Week 2. J.C. Jackson blanketed Davis in coverage this week, eliminating Zach Wilson's No. 1 option and keeping him to just two catches and eight yards.

It was the polar opposite of that debut against the Panthers when he hauled in two touchdowns.

Davis was only targeted five times as well, including one that went through his hands for an interception, as well as another that was tipped and picked off by New England. As surefire as it was for Wilson to throw to Davis, that wasn't the case in Week 2.

The offense played well outside of the team's No. 1 option at wide receiver, including rookie Elijah Moore finally totaling positive yards on four catches for 47 yards.

Braxton Berrios seems to be a solid option for Zach Wilson as well, as he broke 70 yards on seven catches. The second and third options were reliable, but Davis was limited.

It's expected that the Patriots would nullify the Jets' biggest playmaker, as it's been one of their strengths in the Bill Belichick tenure. Still, a No. 1 receiver needs to be able to help out his young quarterback and be the reliable pair of hands that the organization paid him to be.

An off day to be sure, and it's not wrong to be optimistic that this won't become a regular thing. Davis is still a solid receiver who just lost a lot of battles on this particular Sunday.

The idea is to build on this lackluster game, and use it as a stepping stone to continue to grow.

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