The Jets visit the Seahawks on Sunday, fresh off their bye and prepared to make their Super Bowl run. Or something.
Here’s some a few little nuggets on the matchup before kickoff:
- The Jets run defense allowed 173 rushing yards per a game (4.9 per a carry) and 7 touchdowns in the first four games of the season. In the last four games? They have allowed 110 rushing yards per game, 3.8 YPC and two touchdowns. The Jets will need to stop Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who will play despite a wrist injury.
- The Jets certainly have struggled mightily in the red zone this season and their efficiency rating is currently at 48.15%. In the last three games? It’s 61.54%. Somewhat encouraging.
- The Seahawks defensive line and pass rush have been fantastic this season, but the somewhat underrated pass defense has been just as stout. The ‘Hawks boast two of the biggest corners in the league and the super physical secondary is currently ranked #3 vs #1 WRs and #1 vs. #2 WRs, according to Football Outsiders.
- Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson currently leads NFL rookies in touchdown passes, with 13. Andrew Luck is next, with 10.
- Mark Sanchez has thrown five interceptions and fumbled six times in the last five games. Awesome!
- Sparano told the media that Tim Tebow has a separate sheet of about 15 play calls per week. How many snaps will Tebow play this week? I’m going to guess 3, after the Jets fall behind and abandon any and all “trick” plays they thought they were going to get away with. (In other words, zzzzzz).
- Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine says that newly signed OLB Ricky Sapp will play a similar role to Aaron Maybin as a 3rd down rusher. With Thomas, Pace (2 sacks) Maybin not really getting it done, Sapp can’t hurt and may actually give the team some productivity at the position. I’m anxious to see what kind of an impact Sapp can have.
- Recently signed G Hayworth Hicks did not travel with the team to Seattle. So there is that.
- Running back Joe McKnight and DT Kenrick Ellis also did not travel with the team.
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