clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Decker/Marshall Combination Making Jets History

Are you tired of talking about our receiving duo yet? I didn't think so.

Elsa/Getty Images

There has only been one game this year where Brandon Marshall or Eric Decker have failed to score a receiving touchdown. That being the week 7 defeat in New England. That's dominance.

Yesterday we were treated to outstanding performances by both receivers. Marshall had 6 receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown, and Eric Decker had 7 receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown.

For the first time in Jets history, we now have two receivers who have scored 9 or more touchdowns in the same season. Their 20 combined touchdowns tie them for the all-time Jets record for a receiving duo in a single season, along with Art Powell/Don Maynard (1960) and Wesley Walker/Al Toon (1986).

With 3 games remaining, it's almost a guarantee that Decker/Marshall will become the best single season receiving duo the Jets have ever had.

Although Brandon has done more damage this year than Decker, the partnership is more balanced than a lot of teams in the NFL. It's common for a team to have a dominant receiver, like Dez Bryant in Dallas or Odell Beckham Jr in New York. it's not as common for a team to have two physically imposing productive receivers like the Jets have in Decker and Marshall.

People talk a lot about chemistry between quarterbacks and receivers, but chemistry between receivers is also important, as Marshall mentioned in his post game press conference

Absolutely. I was thinking about that early on. I had an awesome partner in Chicago, Alshon Jeffery, and he was a guy I was able to groom. In high school my uncle came up to me when I made the switch to wide receiver and told me from day one, ‘Great receivers have great receivers on the other side.' I've always remembered that. It's simple. It's just the little things. If I'm having a big game, you don't want the guy on the other side having an ego or having a pity party. You want that guy to cheer for you and vice versa. You go back to the (Indianapolis Colts) game, we came out and lit (Eric Decker) up. It took some time for me to get the ball, but I was still cheering for him. That's what you want. You want guys cheering for each other and pushing for each other. That's what we have here.