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NY Jets: 5 takeaways from primetime loss to Colts on Thursday Night Football

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2. The NY Jets run defense is a major issue

The Jets have struggled to stop the run all season, but things have really come to a head over the last few weeks. And this week's performance was their worst yet.

Jonathan Taylor rushed for 174 yards including multiple long touchdowns. Nyheim Hines had his way with the defense as well.

The Jets front-seven was thoroughly dominated. The defensive line folded and the linebackers might as well have not been on the field. Jarrad Davis and C.J. Mosley were significant liabilities, and it was especially evident on Taylor's 78-yard touchdown.

The Jets run defense has gone from one of the best in the league to arguably the worst. The coaching staff needs to figure out what exactly happened.

3. Elijah Moore showing signs of future stardom

On the plus side, Elijah Moore is beginning to resemble the player he did in the summer. He finished this game with a team-leading seven catches for 84 yards including his first two receiving scores.

Moore was the star of training camp and many expected him to make an immediate impact on offense. However, it was a slow start for the second-round pick.

Through the first seven weeks of the season (five games played), Moore had just nine catches for 79 yards. But after a six-catch, 67-yard performance a week ago, he followed that up with his best game yet.

This is the Elijah Moore the Jets believed they had drafted. It might not be long until he develops into the go-to playmaker in their offense.

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