As the Jets continue to hope for a winning future, New York's three remaining games of the season are important to assess how the franchise's top players will establish themselves.
New York is feeling confident after defeating Buffalo 27-23 on Sunday with a solid return from quarterback Sam Darnold. The 21-year-old went 12 of 18 for 139 yards in the second half and led a game-winning touchdown drive in the final two minutes to snap the Jets' six-game losing streak.
Linebacker Avery Williamson is not taking the Jets' final three games for granted and hopes the team's latest victory will stretch into Week 15 against the Texans. Williamson said it's not just about winning games, but he wants to end the season on a positive note -- by playing the best he can.
"[I want to] put another win up on the board and get a win for this home crowd," Williamson said. "Just for ourselves too. Play a great game two weeks in a row and get a win. There's a lot riding on this."
Head coach Todd Bowles said his team has been playing hard all year, and he doesn't expect that to change as the season comes to a close.
The Jets are scheduled to face off against the Texans on Saturday afternoon at Metlife, host the Packers in Week 16 and close the year on the road against the Patriots.
"Three wins are salvageable," Bowles said. "You still want to get better as a football team every week and doing it while you're winning, not while you're losing. We won last week. We want to build off of that and try to finish on a good note."