The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Kerry Rhodes picked off two passes, forced a fumble and had three passes defensed for the Cardinals while playing against his former team.
Patrick Peterson had an interception for a second consecutive week. He has five this season and seven for his career.
After holding the Jets to 289 yards and 3.9 yards per play, the Cardinals rank among the NFL's top 10 for the season in the following defensive categories: Total QBR, passer rating, completion rate, interceptions per attempt, passing touchdown-to-interception rate, first downs per pass attempt, yards per game, yards per play, passing yards per game, points allowed per drive, expected points per drive, drive distance, goal-to-go efficiency, interception rate, sack rate, first downs per game, third-down conversion rate, red zone touchdown percentage and points allowed per game.
Safety Rashad Johnson gained 40 yards on a fake punt.
The Cardinals are in line for the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft based on current standings.
Looking ahead: The Cardinals visit the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14.