Jets QB Josh McCown, the human pinata -- hit 14 times by Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. -- A check of the weekly stock watch, risers and fallers from the New York Jets' 15-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (pre-film review):


Offensive line -- The Jets allowed 14 quarterback hits, including six sacks to a team that entered the day with a league-low eight. The Bucs didn't do anything exotic, just a standard four-man rush. In fact, they used four or fewer rushers on 38 of 45 dropbacks by the Jets. All six sacks came via a standard rush, the most by the Bucs since 2009. The Jets' running game was equally inept -- 56 yards on 19 carries. Take away Bilal Powell's 21-yard run, and the Jets averaged only 1.9 yards per carry. As coach Todd Bowles said, "They did a good job of playing in our backfield." The line is the Jets' most inconsistent position group.

QB Josh McCown -- It's a good thing the Jets have a bye week because McCown, 38, will need the extra time to recover from the beating. This was reminiscent of his 2014 season with the Bucs, when he was sacked once every 10 dropbacks. Under pressure, McCown produced his worst statistical game since the Week 4 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He missed some open receivers and was intercepted on a deep overthrow. He also failed to hit the 60-percent completion mark for the first time. The Jets were an unsightly 3-for-15 on third down, and McCown has to own some of that. The Bucs probably had a good read on the Jets' offense because they faced the New Orleans Saints last week. The Saints and Jets run similar systems, the link being coordinator John Morton, a former New Orleans assistant.

Bilal Powell -- Before Sunday, Powell had fumbled only five times in 804 touches. Make it six times. His third-quarter fumble at midfield proved critical, as the Bucs capitalized on the short field and converted a field goal to take a 9-3 lead.

Third-down defense -- When a stop absolutely was needed, the defense came up small on four straight third-down plays in the fourth quarter. The result was a 15-play, 81-yard touchdown drive by Ryan Fitzpatrick & Co. The killer was a third-and-15, a quick toss to Charles Sims, who rumbled 21 yards. Defensive end Kony Ealy lost containment on the play, giving away the edge. Another conversion came on a pass-interference penalty by cornerback Darryl Roberts. The drive culminated with a 6-yard scoring toss to Sims, who beat linebacker Demario Davis. Ugly, ugly, ugly.


WR Robby Anderson -- He scored a touchdown for the fourth straight game, making him just the 16th Jets receiver with a four-game streak in the same season in franchise history. Three of his four catches went for 20 yards or more. Anderson continues to be a bright spot.

DE Leonard Williams -- This probably was his best game of the year. He recorded his first full sack, bringing his total to 1.5. Williams finished with three quarterback hits. The Big Cat is starting to get frisky.

WR Chad Hansen -- The rookie wideout recorded his first three catches. Unfortunately, they didn't come until late in the game. Hansen, who replaced the suspended Jeremy Kerley as the No. 3 receiver, wasn't targeted in the first half. Clearly, McCown has yet to develop a trust with Hansen. Fellow rookie ArDarius Stewart barely saw the field.