The Jets’ future at the quarterback position has been up in the air for the past few weeks, with Zach Wilson getting benched for Tim Boyle and not long after, Trevor Siemian. Entering their game against the Texans, Wilson knew that his future with the Jets was in jeopardy, as the organization was beginning to lose patience. Wilson walked out of the game certain that he would be the team’s starter for the remainder of the season, following a dominant performance, perhaps the best of his young career.
The game’s start could not have been more representative of the Jets season, with the halftime score being 0-0, accumulating a total of 11 punts. Despite being tied, the Jets offense had shown glimmers of hope and were clearly outgaining the Texans.
In the second half, the Jets managed to finally put points on the board in their first drive, which ended in a 15-yard touchdown reception from Randall Cobb. After another dominant defensive showing, the Jets got the ball back and found the endzone again, seeming to have hit their stride.
Another quick drive from the Texans put the Jets in an excellent position to win, which they seemed to capitalize on, driving up the field. However, this excitement would only last so much longer as Zach Wilson fumbled for the first turnover of the game, which the Texans capitalized on, making it a 14-6 game.
The Jets did not let this slow down their momentum, responding back with another long touchdown drive. The Jets defense forced three straight fourth down stops, all of which resulted in field goals for the home team, leading the Jets to a dominant 30-6 victory over the Texans, snapping their 5-game losing streak.
Now, the Jets will continue to look towards Wilson, hoping that he can defeat the Miami Dolphins next week to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Jets will most likely only find a way to make the playoffs if they win out for the rest of the season, which seems fairly simple outside of the Dolphins, so a miracle late-season run could be in the cards for 2023.