LB Avery Williamson: 'Mind blowing' for Jets defense to give up 41 points

The Jets allowed 41 points Sunday to a Bills team that was averaging 11 points per game through the first nine weeks

It's almost unfathomable how many points the Jets allowed on Sunday to a team that had scored 20 points combined in its last three games and was playing with its fourth starting quarterback this season (Matt Barkley).

Not getting a turnover for the fourth straight game didn't help.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles likes to say turnovers come in bunches, but his team is in an extreme lull.

New York (3-7) is tied for eighth in the league with 15 takeaways (10 interceptions, five fumble recoveries), but it has zero in five of its 10 games.

The Jets began the season Week 1 in Detroit with five picks -- four off Lions starter Matt Stafford and one off backup Matt Cassel. They got two fumbles the next week in a loss to the Dolphins (although one was a gift because the center snapped the ball off his leg).

In the last eight games, the only other turnovers they've gotten are a Blake Bortles interception and two fumble recoveries in Jacksonville, a Case Keenum pick in a win over the Broncos in Week 5 and three interceptions off Andrew Luck and a fumble recovery in a win over the Colts the following week.

In games they have forced at least one turnover, they are 3-2, but 0-5 in the others.

Said linebacker Avery Williamson of the defense's performance against the Bills: "I was very shocked. It's pretty mind-blowing for our defense to give up that many points. I feel bad, because I feel like one of the leaders on this defense. And me being a part of it is definitely embarrassing."

The 26-year-old has mostly had a strong first season with the Jets, as he's made a team-high 78 tackles, and is tied for the team lead with three sacks. He has an interception (in the Colts game) and two forced fumbles.

The Jets were coming off a 13-6 loss in Miami, where the defense allowed only two field goals.

Said Williamson: "It was the same defense that was out there."

Maybe, but it just didn't seem like it.

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