Every week, I get notes from friend of GGN Andrew from Pro Football Focus on highlighting notable Jets stats. I figured it might be worth sharing this information. Here are some tidbits from Sunday's win over the Giants.
Ryan Fitzpatrick owned the intermediate area of the field, completing 10/13 passes for 165 yards and a TD
Fitzpatrick had a number of key short completions. Bilal Powell had a big game receiving out of the backfield, but it was not all dinking and dunking.
While Breno Giacomini didn’t allow a sack, he allowed a Week 13 high 8 QB hurries, thus earning him the 2nd worst pass blocking grade among all Tackles.
Jason Pierre-Paul seemed like a mismatch for Breno. JPP should have been flagged a few times for using Deacon Jones' outlawed head slap move, but this was an ugly game for Breno regardless.
The Jets line allowed 23 total pressure on 58 Fitzpatrick dropbacks
The degree to which the Jets struggled up front makes Fitzpatrick's performance all the more impressive. He took a lot of hits, and frequently had to move to keep things alive. He seldom seemed rattled, though.
Brandon Marshall roasted Prince Amukamara, snaring all 6 targets for 80 yards and a TD when in Prince’s coverage
With the game on the line in the fourth quarter, the Jets knew they had the matchup they wanted when they saw Marshall one on one against Amukamara. It resulted in the tying score.
Eric Decker feasted on the Giant’s Linebackers and Safeties, corralling 6 of 8 such targets for 67 yards
When the story of this season is written for the Jets, one of the best coaching moves will undoubtedly be Chan Gailey using Decker as his primary slot receiver. It takes advantage of Decker's size, strength, and route running not being confined to the sideline on the outside. It also creates mismatches, using one of the game's top second bananas to draw linebackers and safeties.
Leonard Williams had the highest run defense grade among all 3-4 DE’s this week. He also provided 4 total QB Pressures
I think there is a perception that Williams is quiet because he has not posted big counting numbers in well-known stats like sacks. He has been extremely disruptive. He is making big plays in the run game. He is also forcing early throws and hitting the quarterback plenty. This has an impact. He is going to start turning some of these pressures into sacks.
Despite playing only 26 snaps, Lorenzo Mauldin graded 7th among all 3-4 OLB’s in pass rushing during week 13 with 2 qb hurries, 1 qb hit and 1 holding penalty drawn.
Mauldin is developing into one of the pleasant surprises of the year. The talent the Jets have on the interior defensive line creates favorable matchups for rushers off the edge, but the Jets have still struggled for years to take advantage of it. Mauldin is showing real signs of promise. Despite the early struggles of Devin Smith, the Jets have to feel good about having two of their top three picks contributing. Mauldin keeps earning playing time.
Antonio Cromartie had a fine day in coverage allowing only 1 reception for 11 yards on 5 targets
It has not been a good year for Cro, but perhaps he is showing signs of turning the corner. Yesterday was a strong effort. On most of the throws in his direction, there was absolutely no window to fit the ball.