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NY Jets: 3 takeaways from Week 10 loss to the Buffalo Bills

By Craig Epstein
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It was more of the same from the NY Jets as they got demolished by the Buffalo Bills by a final score of 45-17 to fall to 2-7.

1. The NY Jets defense gets crushed

There are no two ways about it, the Jets defense is awful right now. Not only did they give up 45 points and nearly 500 yards in this contest, but they have allowed 175 points combined in their last four games.

“Clearly it's not good enough,” head coach Robert Saleh said after the game regarding his defense. “We’ve got eight games left and from coaches to players we gotta find a way to get better every day otherwise you’re selling yourself short.”

While Gang Green’s defense is one of the youngest units in the NFL, to look so porous in its last four games is concerning especially when Saleh came in with his repertoire being defense.

2. The end of the Mike White era?

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Zach Wilson will likely return as the Jets’ starter next week and will be QB1 going forward. Finishing the game throwing four interceptions, White was brought down to earth in a big way as the Bills’ defense rolled.

“My thoughts are solely on what just happened and what needs to get done to get better from it,” White said about the QB situation. “There’s a lot of passionate and frustrated guys in the locker room.”

While White is not the reason Gang Green lost this game, he did not do much to help them either. His limitations have now been put on full display so the move back to Wilson would make sense considering the 22-year-old has a much higher ceiling.

3. Digging a hole for themselves

It did not matter who was lined up against wide receiver Stefon Diggs as the Pro Bowler finished the day with eight catches for 162 yards and a touchdown.

“I can’t really tell you what’s really going on, it could be schemes or it could be mistakes here and there, that’s all of our jobs to figure out,” linebacker C.J. Mosley said. “At the end of the day, when we step on the field we have to have passion and pride."

While the Jets have many holes they will need to patch up, the Bills have shown how much of a difference a true No. 1 receiver can make for a young QB.

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So, whether it is in the draft, free agency, or a trade, at some point Gang Green should look to replicate Buffalo’s strategy with Josh Allen and add a top playmaker who can expedite Wilson’s development.

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