The A.F.C. Each week the A.F.C. playoff race becomes more contentious, and teams are trying to adapt to keep up. To this end, the Jets’ offense was reset by Zach Wilson sitting as quarterback and James Robinson running back. The Bengals the Titans display their different styles in Another difficult matchup is emerging as a favorite the conference’s most underrated rivalries.

Coach Robert Saleh hasn’t gone so far as to say that the second-year quarterback Zach Wilson won’t return as the Jets’ starter, but the team’s 31-10 win over the Bears at Home the Wilson and Wilson have a glaring gap the offense’s potential.

Mike White completed 22 out of 28 passes Sunday for 315 yards, three touchdowns and a score. He also threw to 10 receivers while starting. in Wilson took the place of Wilson who was inactive the After a terrible performance, with only nine completions against, the game was over. the Patriots in Week 11.

When the Wilson No. 2 overall from Brigham Young University in 2021, the Bill stated that they were getting a strong-armed, semi-athletic scrambler who could follow a script and make big plays down the field. He would be a player whose creativity and explosive plays could make up for inefficiency, à la Russell Wilson or Kyler Murray.

But despite the C.J. adds tightening to team Uzomah the Garrett Wilson is a rookie receiver in the off-season, Zach Wilson hasn’t yet consistently made the These throws keep drives healthy long enough to permit firework plays. He doesn’t work the Quick game or a quick look through his progressions. This has resulted in a very wonky fit in Mike LaFleur’s offense, which is built on timing and precision.

LaFleur, who was previously employed by Kyle Shanahan uses a system based on throws targeting and play-action calls the Middle of the Field, similar to those of accurate quarterbacks such as Jimmy Garoppolo or Tua Tagovailoa.

White highlighted Sunday’s work on Sunday the Jets (7-4). The team’s first drive featured five short completions before White found Garrett Wilson on a short corner route in the End zone for an 8 yard score that put the ball in the Jets up by 7 0

White’s second touchdown, also to Wilson, showcased the Big-play Potential of the Jets’ personnel. At midfield, on a first-and-10. in the second quarter, the Jets stacked Wilson and Denzel Mims. the Mims ran an extra route from clear to the right side the Middle of the Wilson in the field White was back and delivered the Wilson passes the ball over a linebacker. Wilson made a Bears defensive player miss and then zoomed in to his goal. the End zone for a 54 yard score.

This is the Second straight season in Which White made a star appearance for the Jets. White, select in the Dallas Fifth Round in 2018, stunned the League in the Jets’ upset win over the Bengals in His first season of professional play was last season. Two weeks later, White threw four interceptions to the Bills’ defense. White’s big moment this season comes with a grain of salt: The Bears (3-9) started a backup quarterback of their own, Trevor Siemian, and couldn’t generate a semblance of a pass rush.

LaFleur still called plays that got Jets all over the place the field and swapped in the James Robinson was a rookie running back Zonovan Knight (14 runs, 69 yards). the After Breece was hurt, the Jets were acquired from Jacksonville. With a little accuracy and balance the Jets made winning look easy once again

The cliché that styles make fights holds particular truth at this point in the Season is when temperatures plummet the For those who are still interested in the race, the stakes increase with each passing day.

The ground-and-5-pound Titans (7-4), have almost nothing in Often stylistically with the Bengals’ high-flying passing offense and that mismatched pairing once again made for a compelling bout on Sunday. In the sequel to January’s divisional-round playoff game, which the The Bengals won, en route to the Super Bowl appearance. However, Cincinnati (7-4) won, 20-16. in Tennessee.

Playing behind a middling offensive line and without receiver Ja’Marr Chase, Joe Burrow and the Bengals’ offense were stymied for most of the game the Titans’ bullying defensive line. Instead of trying speed to win the edges, the The Titans play regularly the Bud Dupree and 269-pound Bud Dupree the Denico Autry weighs 285 pounds and is a beefy duo you can crush the Pocket and condense space

Cincinnati’s first three drives ended in Burrow took his one sack of punts and Burrow did the same. the Day in the first quarter. Tennessee’s defense, one of the league’s best on third downs, held Cincinnati to just 5 of 14 conversions.

But the Bengals’ explosiveness can sometimes detract from how willingly the team’s personnel can adjust. After two rocky games, the offense almost exclusively uses shotgun formations and can spread. the For short gains, field until Tee Higgins or Samaje Perine are available.

Burrow began to make a few quick throws in an effort to not be harmed by the other players. the Titans’ pass rush altogether. Tennessee’s offense countered the Bengals’ swarming running back Derrick Henry by feeding him short passes, one of which Henry busted for a 69-yard gain before being stripped at the Goal line. Titans receiver Treylon Burks recovered the You can fumble for touchdowns that are put the Titans up, 10-3, after the extra point, in the second quarter.

The game ended in a tie at halftime, 10-10. the Teams traded field goals in the The third quarter. The Bengals’ offensive talent only began to win out during their six-play, 75-yard drive that ended in the Beginning of the fourth quarter. Higgins was the fourth quarter. in Two 20-plus yard snags the sideline, the Second for a touchdown.

The Titans, who didn’t score a touchdown in Three red zone attempts were made, and they kicked a 38 yard field goal. They were thrilled to limit the Bengals to kick after their defense held on Third-and-11 the Tennessee 13-yard Line with 2 minutes remaining Up by four points the Cincinnati! the Kick, would have left the It took Titans just over one minute to tie the game. But defensive end Kevin Strong clobbered the snapper on the Field goal attempt was called for excessive roughness. Cincinnati now has a new set downs to kneel. the clock.

Style and talent can clash until the end the The bitter end of this game was a reminder of the hard-fought final. in the A.F.C.

Commanders 19, Falcons 13: The Commanders are not a 7-5 team but they feel the win is enough to make them feel better. the Falcons, that’s what they are. Running the ball had been Atlanta’s calling card, but Washington won the ground battle, 176 yards to 167, led by Brian Robinson’s 105 yards on 18 carries. The Falcons had a shot to win with a minute left, but Marcus Mariota’s pass was tipped inside the 5-yard line and was into the Kendall Fuller, Commanders cornerback, is holding hands. Taylor Heinicke has improved to 5-1 since Carson Wentz was replaced at quarterback.

Dolphins 30, Texans 15: Quarterback TuaTagovailoa didn’t have any trouble finding Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill. in the Texans’ zone-heavy defense, calling passes over runs at about a three-to-one ratio as the Dolphins score 30 points in the First half. Terron Armstead was the starting left tackle. the Miami beat the odds to win its fifth consecutive game and regain control of the match after suffering a pectoral fracture. the A.F.C. East.

Panthers 23, Broncos 10: Sam Darnold, who made his debut of the season, outran Russell Wilson (11 of 19 passing for 164 yards and a touchdown). the Carolina’s season. Wilson managed just 4.1 yards per attempt. the Broncos’ lone touchdown came with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. An onside kick attempt was successful. the Broncos only hope, but Denver took it over with downs, and that was that.

Browns 23, Buccaneers 17, overtime: Cleveland is in the bottom-10 for run defense. the Bucs entered the game dead last in It is a rush offense. Tampa Bay continued to play its high-volume passing offense, but they were held without a point for seven of their last seven possessions. Jacoby Brissett made a 13-point comeback and beat Tampa Bay. the Buccaneers in His last game before Deshaun’s return from a 11-game suspension is scheduled.

Jaguars 28, Ravens 27: Baltimore’s fourth quarters have been interesting, to say the least. The Ravens entered the final quarter ahead, 12-10, the Two teams scored 33 points together in the fourth. Trevor Lawrence found Zay Jones, Marvin Jones on back to back plays. He scored on a 75 yard drive with less that 30 seconds remaining. Jaguars Coach Doug Pederson’s 2-point conversion attempt was successful. Justin Tucker, Ravens kicker, almost missed a 67 yarder when time expired. in A rare moment of death, he failed to make it.

Bengals 20, Titans 16: The Titans’ brutish front-four and tricky coverage schemes put a damper on the Bengals’ offense for about three quarters before Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins decided it was jump ball time. On the Other end the Titans’ offense had its game plan flipped on its head. Derrick Henry was held at 38 yards by 17 carries and fumbled into the end zone for his teammate Treylon Burks to recover and score Tennessee’s only touchdown of the day.

Jets 31, Bears 10, Mike White, beginning in In place of Zach Wilson, the Bears reorganized their defense and found Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore to score three touchdowns. The Bears, the Trevor Siemian, their backup quarterback, seemed completely lost, and appeared to have injures his oblique muscle. in warm-ups.