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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Jets Defense Proves To Be Best In The League

Two words: Lockdown defense.

That is the only way to describe the New York Jets defensive line. The Jets’ D-line has faced the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, this season to go 2-1 during that span.

All three games have featured the opposition quarterbacks struggling heavily, producing countless turnovers, and being held to sub 300 yard passing.

Starting things off in Week 1 vs the Buffalo Bills. Without a question Josh Allen had an off-game, New York took advantage of that. 3 interceptions were costly for Allen, who went 29-for-41 passing with 236 yards for a 62.7 QBR in Buffalo's overtime loss.

Though the Kansas City Chiefs won, it was not due to their QB1 Patrick Mahomes. The defending Super Bowl QB threw 2 interceptions and completed just above 50% of his passes for 203 yards and a 63.6 QBR. It was one of the worst games of his career.

The Jets went out strong into their Week 7 bye. Facing the defending Super Bowl appearance Philadelphia Eagles, the Jets put the hurt on Jalen Hurts. Despite missing their top three defenders in Sauce Gardner, DJ Reed and Brandin Echols, their secondary showed to be just as ferocious. Four turnovers with three coming from Jalen Hurts interceptions didn’t help the Jets offense, who had multiple three-and-out drives, but it kept them in the game long enough to win in the final minutes. Hurts threw for 279 yards with a 60.1 QBR.

Combined stats between Allen, Mahomes and Hurts gives you this:

76-for-116 (65%) passing

720 passing yards (240 YPG)

3 TDs - 8 INTs

The Bills are deep playoff contenders

The Chiefs are expected to defend and win another Super Bowl

The Eagles were undefeated and are expected to make a deep playoff run

The Jets made all three teams look 0-17 and quarterbacks look like DeShone Kizer

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