NY Jets: 4 key storylines to follow after an 0-2 start

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1. The NY Jets have shown defensive intensity

Good news, Jets fans. In two weeks, head coach Robert Saleh's "all gas, no brake" defense seems to be ahead of schedule. They have hung in there and kept the team in each game. This defense could’ve won both were it not for the offensive deficiencies.

As poorly as the Jets played against New England, they were still in the game in the early fourth quarter. The defense could have easily folded, considering they could not get off the field.

Jeff Ulbrich’s unit did an excellent job not giving up “sevens” — Damien Harris’ bullrush 26-yard TD with eight missed tackles notwithstanding. The numbers don’t lie: New England had a total of two rushing touchdowns and four field goals for just 260 total yards.

Lost in the morass were three sacks of Mac Jones by a robust front-seven. The young secondary has yet to be severely challenged but has certainly held its own.

C.J. Mosley, Marcus Maye, Bryce Hall, JohnFranklin-Myers, and Folorunso Fatukasi spearheaded a defense that gave this team a chance despite being constantly put in a bad situation. Kudos to Michael Carter II, Javelin Guidry, Brandin Echols, and even Adrian Colbert.

However, for the second straight game, Quinnen Williams has been invisible.