Zach Wilson fails to build on promising Week 13 record after losing to Saints

Zach Wilson and the Jets’ attack is terrible against New Orleans.

Jet plane rookie midfielder Zach Wilson built a promising performance in their loss to Philly last week. Despite the defeat, Wilson seems to be making progress at the top of the game.

This 2021 Jets campaign isn’t supposed to be a success, but seeing a consistent improvement from the team’s (hopefully) franchise signal caller will be an absolute positive for the organization and the organization’s impatient fan base.

So all eyes are on Zach to see if he can play the 226-yard, two-time encounter against New Orleans Sunday.

At least he didn’t.

Wilson and Mike LaFleur This offensive coordination was terrible against the Saints, who won 30-9 to improve to 6-7 for the year. Impeded by trauma to various offensive weapons (Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Michael Carter, and Tevin Coleman) and poor attacking play (the Jets allowed three covers), Wilson was anything but sharp at MetLife Stadium.

The first-year player of the year was off target on multiple occasions, finishing the day with 23 misses (19 out of 42) along with 202 yards, no touchdown and no interception.

However, it’s not just Wilson, as we mentioned. This entire assault unit was exhausted, only gaining a total of 256 yards and only converting into three of the third 14 kills.

The 11-man team is in a poor position, both in terms of production and damage, and La’Mical Perine is really gaining some weight. The second year running again, who has only made one run in a year, finished with 28 yards in seven rush attempts.

Another promising performance from Wilson will give the fan base some unsettling confidence about another disastrous season for a team that is currently 3-10.

But a forgettable day brought Zach and the Jets back to square one with the Red Dolphins on deck.

Kamara defeats Saleh’s defenses

Robert SalehYour unit’s defense basically needs to be perfect amid the immense struggles surrounding the Jets’ attack.

But problems on that side of the ball also play an important role in goals conceding.

With Taysom Hill in midfield, the Saints put Alvin Kamara at the forefront of their attack, using a dynamic defender both on the ground and in the air.

Despite Kamara’s return from a four-match injury absence, the fifth-year player looks as fit as ever.

The returning star finished the contest with a 120-yard dash and a 25-yard go-to point received on four catches, overwhelming a Gang Green defensive unit that has struggled so much for much of the season. .

Hill, who is not a legal NFL quarterback by any measure, just raced for 175 yards to win, the Saints’ first since Halloween. That’s how the Jets’ defense continued to falter in a year where it really needed to step up with a young attack already in place.

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