All day, the Jets defense was all over the place. They held Doug Martin to 24 carries for 65 yards, an average of 2.7 yards per carry. Sheldon Richardson had .5 sack and 7 tackles in his debut, Wilkerson had a sack, and Damon Harrison had six tackles. David Harris, DeMario Davis, Antwan Barnes, and Calvin Pace all played great. They held the Tampa Bay offense to 15 points with weak secondary play.
2nd Star- Geno Smith
After all the talk that he wasn't ready, geno Smith was terrific. He finished 24/38, 256 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Geno also was the Jets leading rusher with 47 yards on the ground. He had great pocket awareness and came up clutch when he needed to. After a sloppy first half, Geno played almost flawless in the second.
3rd Star- Nick Folk
With just seven seconds left, Nick Folk came on for a 48 yard field goal to decide the game. He nailed it under pressure. Folk also hit two others in the game, helping the Jets get the victory to start the season.