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It may have taken more than a month, but Geno Smith is finally back to playing the kind of winning football that got the Jets in the playoff mix to begin with.
It took Smith about a quarter to get comfortable, as he threw one interception and nearly threw two more.
Once the Jets were able to get a multiple-score lead, however, Smith appeared to calm down with less pressure to score on every drive. He missed a few throws, but he made a lot of key conversions, including a lot of plays with his legs to keep drives alive.
He finished with a solid stat line of 16-for-25 for 219 yards. Most impressively, he only took one sack all game long.
The Jets need to see much more of Smith before they anoint him as the unquestioned starter, but this is a step in the right direction after a long, drawn-out decline.