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

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2. The NY Jets defense was really bad again

Unfortunately, following a couple of promising weeks in a row, the Jets' defense came crashing back down to earth with an abysmal performance in Week 13.

The Eagles didn't punt until the fourth quarter as they scored on their first seven possessions. Gardner Minshew looked like Dan Marino. Dallas Goedert looked like prime Rob Gronkowski. And the Jets' defense couldn't stop a nose bleed.

The linebackers were a liability with C.J. Mosley having a particularly worrisome game. Both Elijah Riley and Ashtyn Davis had their fair share of miscues as well. Javelin Guidry played poorly starting in place of the injured Brandin Echols.

It was another disaster of a game for the Jets' defense with the lowlight coming in the third quarter where the Jets had just three offensive plays.

You aren't going to win football games with a defense as bad as this.

3. The Zach Wilson/Elijah Moore connection was clicking

Back to the offense, Zach Wilson's promising day was coupled with another standout performance from Elijah Moore. Moore finished with six catches for 77 yards and a touchdown while adding a nine-yard end-around in the first half.

The rookie wide receiver was once again the Jets' most productive offensive skill player, but what was most encouraging was the chemistry he showed with Wilson.

Moore's breakout coincided with Wilson's absence leaving many to ponder how effective he might be upon the return of his fellow rookie. But on Sunday, Wilson and Moore flashed the chemistry that they showed all summer.

Even if the Jets don't win another game for the rest of the season, if Wilson and Moore can continue to play well and build upon their chemistry, it'll be hard to find many things to complain about.