The Jets' pass rush had come under fire in recent weeks for not generating enough pressure, but as I'd been suggesting, much of that was simply down to the fact that they were facing quarterbacks who focused on getting rid of the ball quickly. Yesterday, they generated a ton of pressure, but it's not like they upgraded their pass rush overnight. The same players just had more of a chance to get home this week. Only one of the six sacks came on plays where Jacksonville looked to throw within 2.5 seconds. Such plays were few and far between against Oakland and New England.
Muhammad Wilkerson had about as disruptive a game as he ever has, with the number of times he pressured, hit or flushed the quarterback well into double figures. However, if the Jags had been constantly getting rid of the ball within two seconds, that output would likely have been reduced significantly. Perhaps his biggest play came when he drew a hold on a Blake Bortles scramble down to the five with the Jags looking to take the lead late.
Sheldon Richardson also generated a lot of pressure, as he had his most disruptive game since returning from suspension at the bye, especially in the first half. In addition, Damon Harrison had the most disruptive game I've ever seen from him as a pass rusher. Leonard Williams also got pressure a couple of times, although it was another pretty quiet game from him comparatively.