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Jets' grades

New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson and

New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson practice during training camp at the team's training facility in Florham Park, N.J. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Photo Credit: Andrew Theodorakis


B It wasn't pretty to start, but it sure looked good by the end. Chris Ivory powered the offense with a 146 rushing yards and a touchdown. Ryan Fitzpatrick finished 19-for- 26 passing for 253 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Even more impressively, he gained 31 yards on the ground, including an 18-yard TD that broke a 13-13 tie. And both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker atoned for their first-half fumbles with a touchdown apiece. The Jets also outgained the Redskins by 249 yards (474-225), their largest margin since 2009, and they outrushed the Redskins 221-34.


B+You'd think quarterbacks would know not to throw near Revis Island by now. Darrelle Revis' third-quarter interception of Kirk Cousins helped spark the Jets' comeback. Cousins (25-for-43, 196 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions, one sack) had a 96.5 rating in the first half but finished with a 57.9 rating. In his first game back from suspension, Sheldon Richardson teamed up with Muhammad Wilkerson for a sack. Safety Marcus Gilchrist also had a pick.


C-Coordinator Bobby April has some explaining to do. His coverage unit allowed a Ryan Quigley punt to be blocked that resulted in a Redskins touchdown. The usually steady Nick Folk missed a 49-yard field-goal attempt, though he tied it at 13 with a 39-yard field goal early in the second half.


B Todd Bowles' halftime message was received loud and clear by his players. The Jets' coach had his players ready and focused for a second-half comeback and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey stuck to the basics: Giving the rock to Ivory.

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