Jets Vs. Jaguars score: Trevor Lawrence beats benched Zach Wilson for Jacksonville’s third straight win

The Jacksonville Jaguars won their third straight game in Week 16 with a 19-3 win over the New York Jets at rainy MetLife Stadium. The Jets scored the first points of the game, but it was Jacksonville. Trevor Lawrence and Co. Reeled 19 straight points, leading to Zach Wilson’s benching in the third quarter. He was replaced by Chris Streveler.

Thursday night was indeed a disaster for New York. Wilson struggled to complete passes, the Jets’ leading rusher, Jonovan Knight, recorded -2 ​​yards on six carries and the defense had a hard time stopping the Jaguars’ offense all night. Wilson was benched for Strevaler on the third drive of the second half, and the practice-squad player gave the Jets offense an immediate boost — picking up four first downs on a drive at the Jaguars’ 13-yard line. Prior to that possession, New York had only recorded three first downs all game. However, the switch was made so late that the QB change resulted in no points.

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.

Lawrence completed 20 of 31 passes for 229 yards. He was effective on the ground, rushing for 51 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. His Clemson teammate also had a solid game as Travis Etienne rushed 22 times for 83 yards. Evan Engram posted his second 100-yard performance in the last three games, as the former New York Giant caught seven passes for 113 yards.

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It was an important win for the Jaguars as their seven wins now tied the Tennessee Titans atop the AFC South. Jacksonville controls its own destiny with two weeks left in the regular season, and SportsBooks believes Doug Pederson’s team will end this run with their first division title since 2017. Check back soon as this section will be turned into a more in-depth article. In depth on what happened in the first game of Week 16.

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