The Jets' defense hopes to regroup for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons after New York lost back-to-back games against divisional opponents.
New York blew a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter by giving up 17 unanswered points in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins to fall to 3-4, but the defense is confident it can go back to the team that had allowed 13.3 points per game during its three-game winning streak.
"We win together. We lose together," defensive end Leonard Williams said, according to NJ.com's Connor Hughes. "The No. 1 thing we have to do is stick together and be a family. That's the one thing I can say: This team is a family."
The past two weeks, the Jets allowed 357 yards to the Dolphins and 375 yards to the Patriots, and have been outscored 55-45.
On Sunday, New York committed 12 penalties for 124 yards, and the Jets were outgained 127 to -22 in the fourth quarter.
"To come out on the road and get going like we did and then finish it like that is frustrating," quarterback Josh McCown said, according to the Associated Press.
The Jets led 28-14 at the beginning of the fourth quarter before Matt Moore, in for an injured Jay Cutler, threw a 28-yard touchdown to Kenny Stills with 11:21 left, and followed a Jets three-and-out by throwing a game-tying touchdown pass to Stills with 6:19 remaining.
McCown threw an interception at the Jets 23 with 47 seconds left, and 25 seconds later Cody Parkey kicked the game-winning 39-yard field goal.
After the loss, though, several players on defense, including Muhammad Wilkerson and Steve McLendon, tried to make sure the team didn't stay down and begin to spiral out of control.
"The one thing I love about this locker room is we've got a great group of guys," linebacker Demario Davis said, according to Hughes. "We're going to continue to fight. There are a couple of things we can do better. We're going to do those things, and come back stronger this week."