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How Jets Receivers Fared in the Red Zone in 2016

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After a big year in the red zone in 2015, things cooled off in 2016. How did the Jets do targeting their receivers in the red zone? Once again, Pro Football Reference's Play Index is our friend.

Player Tgt Rec Ctch% Yds TD 1D
Brandon Marshall 21 7 33.30% 43 4 4
Quincy Enunwa 15 6 40.00% 22 1 3
Bilal Powell 11 9 81.80% 38 1 2
Jalin Marshall 5 3 60.00% 27 2 2
Matt Forte 4 3 75.00% 23 1 2
Eric Decker 4 2 50.00% 20 2 2
Robby Anderson 4 3 75.00% 14 0 0
Charone Peake 3 0 0.00% 0 0 0
Austin Seferian-Jenkins 2 0 0.00% 0 0 0
Devin Smith 1 0 0.00% 0 0 0
Ryan Fitzpatrick 0 0 0% 0 0 0
Bryce Petty 0 0 0% 0 0 0
Totals 70 33 47.10% 187 11 15

Marshall's numbers sure jump out. Last year, Marshall had 11 catches in the same 21 targets and 9 touchdowns in the red zone. Whether it was quarterback play, the receiver falling off, or both, there just wasn't the same connection in scoring range.

The Jets also surely missed Decker's presence for most of the year. He had 10 touchdowns in the red zone.