NY Jets studs and duds following Week 2 win over the Browns

NY Jets, Garrett Wilson
NY Jets, Garrett Wilson / Nick Cammett/GettyImages

It's safe to say that many NY Jets fans are still in disbelief after that crazy ending to the team's Week 2 victory over the Cleveland Browns. What a turn of events from last week’s crushing loss to this week’s feel-good victory.

Let’s look at some of the studs and duds from this monumental win.

Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets – STUD

What a performance from the No. 10 overall pick. Garrett Wilson finished with eight catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson was the eclectic weapon that the Jets needed to spark this offense, and he did exactly that this week.

Aside from one bad drop on a third down late in the game, Wilson was nothing short of amazing for the Jets.

Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets – STUD

Another rookie, another great performance this week. Breece Hall finished the game with seven carries for 50 yards, averaging a little over seven yards per carry.

Hall would also score the first touchdown of his young career on a 10-yard pass from Joe Flacco. Much like Wilson, Hall was another spark that immensely helped the offense this week.

D.J. Reed, CB, NY Jets – STUD

For the second week in a row, D.J. Reed proved to be worth every penny the Jets paid him this offseason. After not allowing a catch last week, Reed only allowed three catches for 24 yards this week.

Three catches allowed through two games, multiple open field tackles, and leadership ability — there's an argument to be made that Reed might be the best player on the Jets roster.

Braden Mann, P, NY Jets – STUD

Braden Mann might have been playing for his job this week, and he sure played up to it. Two punts downed inside the 20, a good throw to execute a fake punt, and a perfectly placed onside kick that would lead to a win. You can’t ask for much more than that.

Linebackers – DUD

It was a rough day for the linebackers as a group. The Browns found a lot of success running the ball with the Jets' linebackers seeming a step slow all game.

The Browns had 184 rushing yards and three touchdowns between Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, and Jacoby Brissett. Quincy Williams finished with a team-worst 29.2 Pro Football Focus grade.

Safeties – DUD

Another defensive position group that had a rough game was the safeties. Lamarcus Joyner and Jordan Whitehead both struggled against the Browns' offense.

Joyner and Whitehead had eight missed tackles between them, per PFF. On top of that, a miscommunication between Sauce Gardner and Whitehead resulted in a touchdown for the Browns.

One positive from the safety group was Ashtyn Davis. Davis played just one defensive snap in which he would secure the game-winning interception.


The Jets gained some major momentum this week. What seemed like another double-digit loss quickly turned into a win. The Jets face the 0-2 Bengals next week, looking to move to 2-1 on the year.