NFL Week 4: Analyzing the AFC East
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New York Jets – Offense
Overall offense: 21
Passing offense: 19
Rushing offense: 18
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the Jets’ offense is better off with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm as opposed to Geno Smith. It’s hard to imagine Smith piloting a 19th-ranked passing game, it just is. At least with Fitzy you get some really, really good days along with his poor outings.
If Brandon Marshall can cut it out with the lapses in judgment, the Jets’ offense will be formidable. Marshal is actually the leading receiver in his first season as a Jet; he’s racked up 272 yards and three touchdowns on 23 receptions. Right behind him is Eric Decker with two scores, and Jeremy Kerley has caught the other Fitzpatrick touchdown.
Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell have split the rushing workload down the middle. Each back has ran the ball 34 times and Ivory has been slightly more effecting, gaining 148 yards compared to Powell’s 131. But Powell has claim to the Jets’ two rushing touchdowns. It will be interesting to see how the introduction of Stevan Ridley to the lineup in a few weeks will affect the distribution of touches.
Next: Jets’ defense