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Jamal Adams showed today why the Jets wanted so much in return for him during trade deadline discussions, as he was an absolute terror in all defensive phases. He was essentially unblockable as a pass-rusher, broke up a pass in coverage and ripped the ball out of Daniel Jones‘ hands on a strip-sack and returned it for a critical touchdown.
Several Jets interior defensive linemen had excellent performances, but Nate Shepard was one of the real standouts. Especially effective on runs, he stood up and disposed of blockers with easy on his way to a number of stops.
Jamison Crowder had probably his best game since Week 1. He hauled in eight catches for 83 yards and a score, and he used his speed and elusiveness to create separation and beat would-be tacklers after the catch.
Things did not go well for Jonotthan Harrison, as he struggled to sustain blocks in both pass protection and on run plays. His poor play resulted in a number of run stops behind the line of scrimmage as well as a slew of pressures on Sam Darnold.
Daniel Jones was his usual self, as he had a number of nice throws (especially in the first half), but also had a couple of major blunders. Getting the ball flat-out stolen from him by Jets' safety Jamal Adams and seeing it returned for a touchdown was a major turning point in the game.
After a rough showing last week, Darius Slayton looked today as he did two weeks ago. He displayed his speed and tackle-breaking ability on two first-half touchdowns and was also Jones' favorite chain mover on long third downs.
The Leonard Williams revenge game didn't work out on the scoreboard, but he showed his skillset throughout the game. He was equally a terror against the run and pass, notching multiple pressures and run stops.
Dexter Lawrence had another solid game, as he consistently blew up the interior of the Jets offensive line. The Jets struggled to get a running game going throughout the contest due in large part to Lawrence's power and speed against interior blockers.