Wilkerson recorded a sack, a forced fumble and four tackles Sunday against the Dolphins. With the Jets leading for the majority of the game, the Dolphins only ran the ball nine times, keeping Wilkerson from piling up a big number of tackles. However, with Ryan Tannehill dropping back to pass 58 times, he was able to record his third sack in the last three games.
Wilkerson recorded three tackles Sunday against the Texans. With the Jets playing from behind for most of the second half, the Texans stayed out of situations in which they were forced to pass the ball. As a result, Wilkerson was unable to record a sack for the fourth time in his last five contests.
Wilkerson recorded two sacks and six tackles Thursday against the Bills. Wilkerson frequently had Tyrod Taylor on the run in this contest and he now has seven sacks on the season. In the process, he broke a two-game streak in which he didn't record a sack. Unfortunately, he and his teammates on the Jets defensive line couldn't slow down LeSean McCoy and the Bills rushing attack.
Wilkerson recorded one tackle Sunday against the Jaguars. Although the Jets sacked Blake Bortles six times, Wilkerson was unable to get in on the action. As usual, he was occupying multiple blockers frequently, and he set up many of his teammates for production. Unfortunately, his dominance didn't show up on the stat sheet. After posting at least half a sack in four straight games, he now has been unable to do so in his last two games.
Wilkerson recorded six tackles Sunday against the Raiders. Although the Raiders were in firm control of this contest, they threw the ball far more often than they ran it, potentially keeping Wilkerson from recording more tackles. This was the first time in five games that he didn't post at least half a sack.