The Jacksonville Jaguars won their third straight game in Week 16, as they downed the New York Jets in rainy MetLife Stadium, 19-3. The Jets scored the first points of the game, but it was all Jacksonville after that. Trevor Lawrence and Co. reeled off 19 straight points, leading to Zach Wilson’s benching in the third quarter. He was replaced by Chris Streveler.
Thursday night was truly a disaster for New York. Wilson struggled to complete passes, the Jets’ lead rusher, Zonovan Knight, recorded -2 yards on six carries and the defense had a hard time stopping the Jaguars offense all night long. Wilson was benched for Streveler on the third drive of the second half, and the practice-squader gave the Jets offense an instant boost — picking up four first downs on a drive that ended on downs at the Jaguars’ 13-yard line. Prior to that possession, New York had recorded just three first downs all game. However, the QB change did not result in any points, as the switch was made too late.
Wilson finished with 92 passing yards and one interception. Streveler threw for 90 yards, but rushed for 54. Michael Carter was the Jets leading receiver with five catches for 44 yards.
With the #Jets loss to the #Jaguars tonight, the #Bengals have clinched a playoff berth.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 23, 2022
Big news: #Jets DL Quinnen Williams WILL play tonight vs the #Jaguars, sources tell @SNYtv
Williams has team-high 11 sacks this year. Was just voted to Pro Bowl.
RB Zonovan Knight also good to go.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) December 22, 2022