New York Jets: Earning their wings in Miami in week 7

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 22: Kenny Stills (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 22: Kenny Stills (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Here are the three wing earners from the New York Jets loss to the Miami Dolphins.

The New York Jets let one get away in Miami on Sunday afternoon. A bad interception led to a Cody Parkey field goal and a 31-28 loss to the Dolphins. The Jets reside firmly in last place in the AFC East as they move forward to week eight.

Despite that, we pass our the wings for this week. If you haven’t been around for it, here is where we give out our game balls to three different Jets, in the form of wings. So who got the job done this week?

MARCUS MAYE: A lot of ink goes to Jamal Adams in this town, but he is just one of two talented safeties drafted by the Jets this season. Marcus Maye has done a good job as well. Now, they have had their growing pains recently and had some tough plays in the game against Miami. They were lost in coverage a couple of times. We give it to Maye, however, for the second interception of his career to go along with three solo tackles.

MUHAMMAD WILKERSON: Ladies and gentlemen, we have to give credit where credit is due. We have all had our say about how bad Wilkerson has played so far in 2017. Against the Dolphins, Wilkerson looked quite good, even if all of it didn’t show up in the boxscore. He did post a rare interception, but he was in the backfield a lot. He didn’t record a sack but he influenced the throw by making the quarterback rush or get off his spot. That’s just as important. Compared to the previous six weeks, Wilkerson looked inspired. It’s about time.

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ROBBY ANDERSON: Anderson has needed some time to get the chemistry together with Josh McCown. It’s gotten better and it looked good on Sunday against the Dolphins. Anderson caught three passes for 35 yards, including an 18 yard touchdown pass. That one ended with Anderson taking a little seat in the crowd. Not too bad of a celebration.