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NY Jets: Game-by-game breakdown of Zach Wilson's first 6 starts

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Week 3: NY Jets QB Zach Wilson at Denver

Wilson followed up his horrific Week 2 with another poor performance, albeit not nearly as egregious. In this one, the running game never got going, as Carter, the lead back, posted just 24 yards on a mere nine carries.

Moreover, the pass protection was woeful all afternoon. Wilson was sacked five times and faced constant pressure on seemingly every dropback.

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw just six incompletions all day, and the Jets' defense allowed 120 rushing yards.

Despite less-than-stellar defensive play, though, it was the offense that let the team down. Overall, this loss should not be pinned on Wilson as much as it should be on the offensive line, but Wilson was no field general.

The rookie completed just over 50 percent of his passes, recorded an awful 4.5 yards per attempt, and tossed two interceptions with no scores. On some plays, he missed open receivers, while on others, receivers just dropped the ball, in what was an ugly offensive performance overall.

Looking back, it is difficult to get too upset at Wilson for this game. He received no help from his supporting cast and again faced a very difficult matchup at Mile High against a red-hot Denver defense that was treating Jets offensive linemen like turnstiles.

Still, at the time, what Jets fans cared about was that over the course of Weeks 3 and 4, Wilson had thrown for zero touchdowns, six interceptions, and 180 yards per game, while completing just 55 percent of his throws.

The Jets fanbase was beginning to grow impatient with the rookie and the team.

Then came one of the most exciting NY Jets games in recent memory.

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