NFL Week 4: Analyzing the AFC East
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
New York Jets – Defense
Overall defense: 4
Passing defense: 4
Rushing defense: 18
As you would expect from a defense that has Darrelle Revis on its roster, the Jets are one of the best teams defending the pass right now. After one-year stints in Tampa Bay and New England, Revis continues to play like a top-three cornerback (the jury is out on him being the best in the whole league—that’s a discussion for another article).
Also impressing in the New York secondary is Marcus Williams, who leads the team with three passes defended and is one of four Jets with an interception already. In addition, free agent addition Marcus Gilchrist, formerly of the Chargers, has been solid in coverage.
Providing beef like he always does, David Harris is the team leader in tackles (17) and fumbles forced (2).
Like the Dolphins, the Jets’ front seven has underachieved in some degree considering that they’ve only recorded four sacks in three games. This team makes its bread and butter on having a ferocious pass rush and suffocating run defense, yet they haven’t been getting to quarterbacks as well as they should and they rank pretty low against the run. Facing the Dolphins on Sunday should increase those numbers.