But that momentum came to a screeching halt as the team put together a dud of a performance en route to a 27-20 loss that was more one-sided than the final score would indicate.
The Jets were soundly beaten on both sides of the ball. The offense struggled to get going for most of the game while the defense folded at inopportune times.
Let's take a look at a few takeaways from this sluggish game.
1. Zach Wilson still struggles with the easy stuff
Zach Wilson is a frustrating quarterback. He couples off-script, highlight-reel throws with back-breaking mistakes that leave you scratching your head.
He'll bounce a screen pass on one play and fire back with a 50-yard bomb on the next. In this game (and through five weeks so far), the Jets have seem much more of the former than the latter.
Wilson needs to work on the easy stuff. His short game is a much bigger issue than most expected it to be and he needs to improve on working inside the pocket.
The off-script stuff is fun, but it won't always work. His lack of fundamentals is plummeting his floor on a game-to-game basis.