2. Zach Wilson's abysmal afternoon
The Jets lost this game because of Zach Wilson — there's really no way around that. While the rest of the Jets team did their part, Wilson struggled to the tune of four interceptions including three on his first seven passes.
Wilson was the first quarterback since at least 1991 to throw an interception on his first two attempts. And aside from his second pick that went through the hands of Corey Davis, all of them were particularly ugly.
The rookie never seemed comfortable and forced passes into tight coverage instead of taking safer, check-down options. Wilson just wasn't seeing the field and it was evident all game long.
He finished 19-of-33 for 210 yards and four interceptions, failing to find the end zone. And in reality, garbage-time yards made that stat line look a little better than it should have been.
The Jets will hope to see a bounce-back performance from Wilson in Week 3. But this was about as bad as it gets.
3. The NY Jets offensive line was much better
Wilson's poor performance wasn't necessarily a result of a poor supporting cast, however. The Jets' offensive line played much better in Week 2 than they did a week ago.
While the pass protection unraveled a bit in the fourth quarter, through the first three quarters, the Jets' offensive line allowed just one sack and four total pressures.
On top of that, they paved the way for what was an excellent day from the running game. For the first time since 1998, the Jets had three running backs (with five or more rushes) average over 4.0 yards per carry.
Is that a bit of a cherry-picked stat? Sure. But the offensive line was much improved from a communication standpoint and it showed on the field.