Wilson returns, the Jets end the pass with a 21-14 win over Texas
Houston – Zack Wilson was unhappy with his game against Houston Texas on his return from injury on Sunday.
However, the rookie is happy that he will work to improve this week with another victory under his belt, after his team took it to lead the New York Jets to a 21-14 victory.
Wilson threw 145 yards and ran for a touchdown on his return from a sprained right knee, helping the Jets to interrupt three games.
“I was not happy with the way I presented myself, with the ups and downs of it all,” he said. “But I have to move on. It’s all part of the process. It feels really good to win. This is the goal is to win the game. I’m really happy that we were able to get it out. “
Wilson, No. 2 overall in April, who missed the last four games, had rusted early and thrown an interception, but put the Jets (3-8) on top with a 4-yard run in the third quarter.
“Obviously there is a little rust after a month,” said coach Robert Saleh. “I thought he did well in the game. The offense was the hell of football. He did a good job in the third downs. It was just a good day to run the game.”
Wilson would not use the rust as an excuse for his performance, but said he pinched his knee several times when running during the match.
“He’s not completely cured and we understand that, but I feel good playing, so that’s why I’m playing,” he said. “I understand that sometimes it will shift and stretch a little, but there is no harm that can come from that. You have to leave and move on. “
The Jets made two attempts for a fourth down in a drive that ended with a 37-yard goal by Matt Amendola, who made the score 21-14 with about 3½ minutes to go.
The Texas (2-9) had hoped to develop Tennessee’s disorder last week, which ended an eight-game loss and looked good early. Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdowns in the second quarter to give Houston a 14-3 lead, but the Texans couldn’t do anything offensive after that.
Houston had a chance to equalize after a goal from the field of Amendola, but Bryce Hall knocked down a pass intended for Nico Collins in the fourth i-2 to return the ball to New York. The Jets cut the clock and the Texans didn’t get the ball again until there were only 20 seconds left.
“We just didn’t play well in attack,” said coach David Cully.
Taylor threw 158 yards with two touchdowns and one cross.
The Jets led 18-14 with about eight minutes to go in the third quarter, thanks in part to a pair of big penalties by Houston in defense against Ross Blacklock.
The first came when he received a penalty with leverage on a field attempt to give the Jets a first down at 8. Wilson was sacked for a 6 loss in the next game, but Blacklock was offside to give the Jets a first down at 4 .
“I’m very disappointed,” Cully said. “We said we didn’t have critical punishments, but that’s part of it … He just has to deal with it.”
Wilson is fighting for the result in the next game to put New York at the top.
The Jets had a chance to increase their lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but Amendola’s 42-yard attempt flew to the left.
The Texans got a great position on the field on their next drive after the Jets came out of the end zone. But they couldn’t move the ball and withdrew empty-handed when Kaimi Fairburn missed a 55-yard goal after about 10 minutes to go.
Houston played without the security of top defender Justin Reed, who was not active due to a decision of the coach related to a violation of the rules of the team.
John Franklin-Myers passed Taylor and caught him on Houston’s first drive. He returned it 32 yards to Houston 37. Jacob Martin fired Wilson for a 9-yard loss in a third loss and the Jets settled for 31 yards from the field to make it 3-0.
Wilson threw a short pass behind Ty Johnson and Tavier Thomas caught him just before he fell to the ground for the first stop of his career later in the first quarter.
Houston took advantage of the mistake when Taylor contacted Brevin Jordan in a 13-yard touchdown pass that made 7-3 early in the second quarter.
The Texans extended their lead to 14-3 when Brandin Cooks pulled a 40-yard reception in the final zone with about 10 minutes left in the second quarter.
Austin Walter scored in a 2-yard run with about a minute left in the first half. Reserve quarterback Josh Johnson, who was called up by the training team for the match with Mike White and Joe Flaco on the COVID-19 list, made a direct moment and ran for 2 points to reduce the lead to 14-11.
Jets: DL Sheldon Rankins injured his knee in the fourth quarter. … LB Quincy Williams injured a calf in the fourth. … TE Trevon Wesco had a knee injury late.
Texas: OL Justin McCray left in the third quarter to be considered a concussion. … DT DeMarcus Walker left in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury.
THEY SAID IT
Saleh for Franklin-Myers, who signed a four-year contract extension for $ 55 million last month: “It’s worth the gold, JFM. Very given, very expected, right? He knows the standard he has. “