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Jaguars boost playoff hopes behind smothering defense

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It was supposed to be a duel between quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson, the top two picks of the 2021 draft. In the end, the Jaguars' defense was the star.

The Jaguars limited the Jets to 227 yards and forced two turnovers. Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick, couldn't get the New York Jets offense on track and was replaced in the third quarter by backup Chris Streveler. The Jaguars beat the Jets, 19-3.

The Jaguars' playoff odds improved to 51% with the win, according to ESPN Analytics.