Wilkerson delivers first career sack


It didn't take long for Muhammad Wilkerson to pass Vernon Gholston on the Jets' career sack list -- less than five quarters.

On the Jaguars' first possession, Wilkerson beat rookie G Will Rackley and sacked the quarterback in the end zone for a safety, giving the Jets a 9-0 lead. In that one moment, Wilkerson did what Gholston -- another former first-round pick -- failed to do in three seasons with the Jets.

And that's why Gholston is an ex-Jet.

"I knew the guard was going to come down to help (the center), so I just popped my hips, got outside of the guard and got the quarterback," said Wilkerson, a first-round pick from Temple.

The Jets didn't have to blitz; it came with a three-man rush, which doesn't say much for the Jaguars' pass protection.

"That kid is going to be a heck of a football player," Rex Ryan said of Wilkerson. "We never really brought him in here to be the answer as a pass rusher, just be a contributor. Chip in there, get some inside pressure and that's what he's done."

UNLUCKY LUKE: How bad was Jaguars QB Luke McCown? Put it this way: He completed almost as many passes to Jet defenders (four interceptions) as to his own receivers (six). He finished with a 1.8 passer rating, the lowest rating against the Jets in history. The previous low was 5.4 by Jim Plunkett, 1972, with the Patriots. The four interceptions matched the most under Ryan. They picked the Bills four times in the 2010 finale.

ODDS AND ENDS: The Jets improved to 5-1 in their blue Titans throwback uniforms ... QB Mark Sanchez ran for a career-high 29 yards. He must feel frisky in the throwbacks. The last time he wore the blue unis, Sept. 27, 2009, he scored the first rushing TD of his career, against the Titans ... LB Josh Mauga made the first interception of his career ... The Jets have recorded four safeties since 2009, including the postseason -- most in the NFL.