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Zach Wilson's performance and 5 takeaways from NY Jets Week 13 loss to Eagles

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The NY Jets went into their Week 13 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles looking to score their first winning streak of the season. Unfortunately, things didn't quite go as planned.

While rookie quarterback Zach Wilson bounced back after a poor performance a week ago, the defense regressed while the Jets' special teams let them down.

Gardner Minshew got the start for Philadelphia in place of the injured Jalen Hurts and torched the Jets defense finishing 20-of-25 for 242 yards and two touchdowns.

Both offenses had their moments, but the Eagles were able to control the time of possession and pull away in the second half. Let's take a look at a few of the biggest takeaways from the game.

1. NY Jets QB Zach Wilson shows signs of progress

Zach Wilson was worse than his stat line would indicate in Week 12. But this week, the rookie quarterback put together what might have been the most consistently good game of his NFL career to this point, despite what the box score might show.

Wilson finished 23-of-38 for 226 yards, three total touchdowns (one rushing), and one interception. He started the game 12-of-14 for 108 yards as the Jets scored a touchdown on each of their first drives.

But the Eagles controlled time of possession in the third quarter which held Wilson to just three passes over the next hour and a half.

Wilson's improvements were evident, however. He controlled the offense — the offense didn't control him. His performance was a direct antithesis to last week.

The Jets may not have won, but Wilson made significant strides on Sunday.

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