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NFL Week 16 Game Recap: Jacksonville Jaguars 19, New York Jets 3

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) runs with the ball against the New York Jets during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the New York Jets 19-3 on a rainy New York night, keeping Trevor Lawrence & Co. on track to make the postseason.

It was a night to forget for Jets QB Zach Wilson, who was benched in favor of Chris Streveler midway through the second half after a putrid performance that featured one interception, three sacks and a number of other significant missteps. The Jets now have a 9% chance at making the postseason, per PFF's simulation.

Offensive spotlight: Jaguars tight end Evan Engram hauled in all seven of his catchable targets for 113 yards and four first downs. Three of his receptions went for 15 or more yards, and 96 of his yards came after the catch. He forced one missed tackle and caught his only contested target, too.

And now to the elephant in the room: Zach Wilson looked completely unraveled on Thursday night, completing nine of his 18 attempts for 92 yards and an interception. Granted, the weather wasn't exactly conducive to throwing the football, but Wilson didn't just struggle with accuracy, as his decision-making and pocket presence also fell well below NFL standards.

The former No. 2 overall pick earned a 39.3 PFF grade on first review. If it holds, it will be his seventh consecutive PFF grade under 65.0.

Defensive spotlight: Quinnen Williams returned from injury and made an instant impact for the Jets, strip-sacking Trevor Lawrence to end Jacksonville’s first drive. The star interior defender earned a 90.0-plus PFF grade on first review and looked his usual, sharp self as a pass-rusher.

Rookie spotlight: Jaguars linebacker Devin Lloyd made an impact in all phases of the game on Thursday night. Two of his six solo tackles resulted in a defensive stop,  and while he gave up seven catches for 81 yards into his coverage, he also came away with an interception.

Offensive line spotlight: Despite the result, the Jags offensive line struggled in pass protection, giving up one sack, two hits and 10 hurries across 36 passing plays.

Box Score

Passing
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Trevor Lawrence 19.3 20 / 31 229 7.4 0 0 1 86.6
NEW YORK JETS
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Chris Streveler 9.0 10 / 15 90 6.0 0 0 0 82.6
Zach Wilson 2.8 9 / 18 92 5.1 0 1 3 41.9
Rushing
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Trevor Lawrence 19.3 7 51 7.3 1 15 1
Travis Etienne Jr. 14.2 22 83 3.8 0 19 0
Christian Kirk 5.6 1 4 4.0 0 4 0
JaMycal Hasty 3.1 3 10 3.3 0 6 0
Zay Jones 2.1 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3 0
Snoop Conner 0.5 2 5 2.5 0 3 0
C.J. Beathard -0.3 3 -3 -1.0 0 -1 0
NEW YORK JETS
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Michael Carter 10.0 2 6 3.0 0 3 0
Chris Streveler 9.0 9 54 6.0 0 14 0
Zach Wilson 2.8 1 1 1.0 0 1 0
Zonovan Knight 2.3 6 -2 -0.3 0 4 0
Ty Johnson 0.7 2 7 3.5 0 6 0
Receiving
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Evan Engram 21.3 8 7 113 14.1 0 36
Travis Etienne Jr. 14.2 3 3 29 9.7 0 22
Christian Kirk 5.6 6 3 22 3.7 0 12
Marvin Jones Jr. 4.5 4 3 15 3.8 0 7
JaMycal Hasty 3.1 3 1 11 3.7 0 11
Dan Arnold 2.7 1 1 17 17.0 0 17
Zay Jones 2.1 4 1 14 3.5 0 14
Jamal Agnew 1.8 1 1 8 8.0 0 8
NEW YORK JETS
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Michael Carter 10.0 5 5 44 8.8 0 12
Tyler Conklin 7.4 4 4 34 8.5 0 27
Garrett Wilson 6.0 9 4 30 3.3 0 13
C.J. Uzomah 4.0 1 1 30 30.0 0 30
Elijah Moore 3.5 3 2 15 5.0 0 8
Corey Davis 3.4 7 2 14 2.0 0 8
Zonovan Knight 2.3 1 1 15 15.0 0 15

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