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NY Jets Stat Of The Week

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The 2016 NFL season has not been kind to the New York Jets.  The Jets rank at or near the bottom of the league in a number of categories.  31st in sacks.  30th in passer rating allowed. 32nd and worst in passer rating.  30th in points scored. 29th in points allowed.  32nd and worst in turnover differential.  32nd and worst in offensive turnovers. 28th in TD passes scored.  30th in TD passes allowed.  29th in average offensive starting field position.  28th in average defensive starting field position.  32nd and worst in punt return average.  32nd and worst in punting average.

Yeah, it's been that kind of season for the 2016 Jets.  Pretty much an unmitigated disaster of a year.  But for all that futility, none of the statistics mentioned above rise to historic levels.  There is only one statistical category in which the Jets might end the season historically awful.  That brings us to the Stat Of The Week.

The 2016 Jets have generated all of eleven turnovers on defense.  The lowest number of defensive turnovers ever recorded in a single season is eleven.  If the Jets fail to generate a turnover on Sunday against the Bills for the sixth time in the last eight games the 2016 Jets will have the dubious distinction of sharing the NFL record for lowest number of defensive turnovers generated in a single season.  Of course, this being the Jets, they can't even set a dubious record without possibly falling short.  You see, the Chicago Bears have generated a league low 10 turnovers on defense in 2016. If the Bears fail to generate a turnover in their game against the Vikings on Sunday the Jets may end up matching the previous record yet still coming in as an also ran versus the awesome awfulness of the Chicago Bears defense.  It's been that kind of season for the Jets.  Even in awfulness they may end up second rate.