NY Jets studs, duds following win over the Broncos in Week 7

Sauce Gardner, NY Jets
Sauce Gardner, NY Jets / Dustin Bradford/GettyImages

The NY Jets have won four straight games and are 5-2 on the season. Even with disappointing injury news, it is still surreal that the Jets have a chance at making the playoffs.

It was an ugly win over the Denver Broncos this week, but they got the job done. Let's take a look at some of the best and worst players from this game.

Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets - STUD

Breece Hall was on pace for another fantastic performance before his injury. His 62-yard touchdown run wound up being the difference in this game. Hall has almost single-handedly been the Jets' offense in recent weeks, and losing him for the year to a torn ACL is nothing short of crushing.

Newly acquired running back James Robinson and the incumbent Michael Carter will have big shoes to fill.

Sauce Gardner and DJ Reed, CB, NY Jets -  STUD

The Jets' cornerbacks are for real, and they proved that again this week. Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed are making big, game-changing plays every week at this point.

Gardner made play after play in this game, including a pass breakup on a would-be game-tying touchdown. Per Pro Football Focus, Gardner allowed four catches for 16 yards on nine targets and had three pass breakups. Reed was targeted eight times, allowing four catches for 37 yards, and had three pass breakups.

With D.J. Reed, Sauce Gardner, and Michael Carter II, the Jets' future at the cornerback position is extremely bright.

Greg Zuerlein, Kicker, NY Jets - STUD

Greg Zuerlein was clutch in this week's game. He was a perfect 3-for-3on his field goal attempts and made the lone extra point he attempted.

It was not an easy day to kick as it was a windy day in Denver. The Broncos' long-time kicker, Brandon McManus, missed a field goal and an extra point in conditions he should have been used to. Zuerlein has been great for the Jets since Week 1.

Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets - DUD

It was another rough game for Zach Wilson this week. Wilson finished 16-of-21 passing for 121 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Even though his offensive line didn't give him much help, it would have been nice to see Wilson play better in this one.

Wilson has looked trigger-shy at times this year, playing too cautious in close games. Without Breece Hall, Wilson is going to need to step up with the rest of the offense.

Injuries - DUD

It was an awful day for the Jets, injury-wise. They lost both Alijah Vera-Tucker and Breece Hall, arguably the two most important offensive players on the team, for the rest of the season.

Corey Davis also got banged up, so it is safe to say Elijah Moore will get those touches he was looking for, so long as he plays next week.


Even though it's difficult to get excited after the demoralizing injuries, the Jets are still 5-2 and have a real shot at making the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

The James Robinson acquisition shows that this Jets team believes they can win. The Jets of the past would have just gone on with the backups.

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The Jets will look to make it five in a row and move to 6-2 on the season back at home against the New England Patriots next week.