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David Harris: A-
It is official: The old David Harris is back, returning to his dominant form after an odd subpar 2012 season. Harris recorded a ridiculous 14 tackles, nine of which were solo, sniffing out runs and screens.
Harris, however, was victimized in coverage too many times—hence the minus. Tony Gonzalez abused just about everyone who tried to cover him, including Harris, who gave up a 129.4 quarterback rating against him according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required).
Demario Davis: B
While Davis was not quite as active in the run game as Harris, he was a bit more stout in coverage, allowing just five receptions to Harris' eight.
However, he was far from stellar. He was also victimized by Gonzalez's dominant night, allowing a 100.7 quarterback rating against him, per Pro Football Focus.
Calvin Pace: C-
This was Calvin Pace's worst game of the season. While the Jets were stout against the run for most of the night, they did allow a few off-tackle runs in the process because Pace was unable to set the edge. He recorded just one tackle all night and contributed nothing as a pass-rusher.
Quinton Coples: D
It is clear as day that Coples is not yet his old self; his surgically repaired ankle is holding him back. He is unable to convert his speed to power while rushing the passer, and setting the edge against the run is a chore.
The Jets noticed this and began to replace him with Garrett McIntyre more often as the game wore on. Coples finished with no tackles and no sacks.
Antwan Barnes: C-
Barnes was only able to play in 18 snaps before leaving the game with a leg injury. He recorded no defensive stats.
Garrett McIntyre: B
McIntyre played in just 16 snaps, but he was a clear upgrade over the hobbling Quinton Coples. He recorded three quarterback hurries and a tackle for loss.