Zach Wilson is the player to blame in Week 11 loss to the Patriots

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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On Sunday, the NY Jets traveled to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots. The Jets would go on to lose a seemingly must-win game in absolutely brutal fashion, and it falls on one player, quarterback, Zach Wilson.

The Jets' defense tried their absolute hardest to stay in this game, and it worked. But the final play of the game, a punt by Braden Mann, got returned for a touchdown to give the Patriots the win. This was a very winnable game that was thrown away by the offense's lack of production.

Every week, we put out either a "3 players to blame for the Jets loss" article or a "3 players who led the Jets to victory" article. This week will be different. Aside from some missed tackles from the Jets' defense, the only true player to blame for this loss was Zach Wilson.

As a Wilson believer, supporting Wilson hasn't been easy in the slightest. However, we managed to stick with him through the good and the bad. Unfortunately, there have been a lot more bad moments than good.

Last year, fans were able to overlook a lot of his mistakes as he was still a rookie. Now, in his second year, fans are much more critical of Wilson, and rightfully so.

Zach Wilson is the sole player to blame for the NY Jets loss this week

Prior to the bye week, the Jets defeated the Buffalo Bills in what many fans and analysts considered to be one of Zach Wilson's better games as a Jet.

Wilson threw for 154 yards, and one touchdown, on 18 completions out of his 25 attempts. This was a rock-solid game for Wilson and the Jets, as they were able to knock off arguably the league's best team.

However, this week could not be more different. Wilson completed 9-of-22 pass attempts for 77 yards... in an NFL game. This just isn't acceptable, as head coach Robert Saleh said. Everyone is allowed bad games, but when the bad continuously outweighs the good, it may be time to make some changes.

The Patriots gave the Jets chance after chance after chance to pull ahead and potentially win this game. With a lot of missed throws and bad decisions by Wilson, this just wasn't going to be possible.

To make matters worse, after the game Wilson spoke about the wind being a factor in his missed throws. While this could be true, his counterpart Mac Jones, who played on the same field, finished with 246 yards through the air and completed 23 out of his 27 pass attempts.

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The Jets will look to bounce back next week against the Chicago Bears in MetLife Stadium. Let's hope for a better outing by Wilson, if he even gets the start. However, if it is more of the same, it's probably time to look into benching Wilson in favor of Mike White.