The New York Jets improbably pulled out a 13-10 overtime win over the New York Giants on Sunday in an ugly game in less-than-ideal weather. The Jets have improved to 4-3 on the season as the defense continues to lead the way.
It looked as if the Giants would secure a 13-7 win before Graham Gano missed a 35-yard field goal that allowed Zach Wilson to drive the Jets into field-goal range to force overtime. After a three-and-out by the Giants to begin overtime, Greg Zuerlein would convert a game-winning field goal.
While it was far from an appealing victory, here are five takeaways from the Jets’ overtime win over the Giants in Week 8.
Zach Wilson was making costly mistakes again
Breece Hall and the rushing attack had zero success
The Jets were unable to sustain many drives on third down
It was a punt fest between the Giants and the Jets as both teams punted the ball 24 times for 1,078 yards in Sunday’s overtime contest. In the entirety of the game, the Jets converted only two of their 15 third downs.
Luckily for the Jets, the Giants went two-for-19 on third downs in a game where both teams combined for 445 yards of offense. Third downs have been a major issue for the Jets all season, so that’s certainly an area they’ll need to fix moving forward.
Jermaine Johnson flashed more as a pass rusher
Jermaine Johnson didn’t get to play much as a rookie in 2022, but he continues to show progress in his development this season. The second-year edge rusher notched six tackles, two tackles for loss, and two sacks against the Giants in Week 8.
The first-round pick from a year ago now has six tackles for loss and four sacks on the season, which is already more than he did in 2022. Johnson has cemented himself as a formidable run defender off of the edge and he is gradually improving as a pass rusher each week.