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3 Bright Spots vs. Seattle

Top Performances from the Seahawks Game in MetLife Stadium


After four games, the Jets find themselves in an early season hole. The Green & White are a cantankerous bunch eager to get back to their winning ways.

"Pissed off, but overall not bad," said head coach Todd Bowles when asked about his club's mood on Monday.

After dropping a 24-3 decision in Kansas City, the Jets were involved in a tight contest with the Seahawks before the game got away from them in the fourth quarter.

"It's always not as bad as you think it is, and it's not always as great as you want it to be," Bowles said. "You just persevere and you work through it and as long as the team stays together, you know you're going to come out on the other end and be OK."

Each week here on, we highlight one player — win or lose — from each positional group who rose to the occasion.

Defense: Leonard WilliamsThe Jets continue to field one of the best rush defenses in football. Williams helped hold the 'Hawks to just 2.5 yards per carry and he was part of a unit that limited Seattle to 3 of 10 (30%) on third down. For the year, the Jets defense has limited opposing offenses to negative rushing yardage on 23% of ground attempts, which currently stands as the second-highest percentage in the NFL. And while Seahawks QB Russell Wilson still showcased his elusiveness despite a pair of injuries, Williams got to the mobile signal caller for his team-leading fourth sack of the season.

Offense: Brandon MarshallIn a highly-anticipated battle with CB Richard Sherman, Marshall caught four balls for 89 yards. His 41-yard reception in the opening quarter was the Jets' longest offensive play of the season.  While Sherman tallied two interceptions in the final quarter,* *Marshall beat the 'Hawks corner for a TD late in the second stanza. It was Marshall's ninth TD in 10 home games at MetLife Stadium and he is now one of 15 wide receivers in NFL history to amass 800 receptions, 11,000 receiving yards and 80 receiving touchdowns for his career.

Special Teams: Lachlan EdwardsOn first glance, the numbers weren't extraordinary. Edwards punted five times in all, averaging 40.4 yards a punt. But a deep dive reveals an outstanding afternoon as Edwards pinned the visitors inside the 20 on three occasions.* *Talented return man Tyler Lockett was made a non-factor on special teams as his two returns resulted in eight yards. Edwards' first punt resulted in a Lockett fair catch at the Seattle 8, his second went 37 yards and was directed out of bounds at the Seattle 15, his fourth punt eventually resulted in a Seattle drive start at the 9 after a penalty, and the Aussie unloaded a 52-yard boot in the fourth quarter.

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