|Last 3 Games||0-3||-3.2||1-2||1-1||14.0||5.7||317.0||(4.9)||2.3||29.0||16.7||326.7||(5.1)||1.3|
|Offense (All Games)||19.4||9.4||18.1||29:09||28-106||(3.8)||18-33||52.7%||196||(5.9)||61-303||(4.9)||(15.6)|
|Opponents Defensive Avg.||20.1||9.9||19.3||29:15||25-104||(4.2)||21-36||58.9%||227||(6.4)||61-332||(5.5)||(16.5)|
|Offense Road Games||16.5||7.5||18.5||29:36||27-92||(3.3)||18-34||51.4%||207||(6)||62-299||(4.8)||(18.1)|
|Defense (All Games)||25.3||12.6||21.0||32:40||33-145||(4.3)||18-31||56.6%||204||(6.6)||64-349||(5.4)||(13.8)|
|Opponents Offensive Avg.||23.2||12.3||20.9||31:29||30-128||(4.2)||21-33||62.0%||226||(6.8)||63-353||(5.6)||(15.2)|
|Defense Road Games||26.0||13.2||22.5||34:31||36-139||(3.8)||20-32||61.2%||225||(7)||68-364||(5.3)||(14)|
|Stats For (All Games)||1.0||0.9||1.9||-0.2||14-5||37.6%||1-1||75.0%||3-87||(28)||1-16||(12.2)||6-57|
|Opponents Avg. Stats Against||0.8||0.6||1.4||1.6||13-5||36.6%||1-1||62.1%||3-69||(24.1)||23-2||(10.5)||7-59|
|Stats For (Road Games)||1.0||1.0||2.0||-0.7||14-5||36.4%||0-0||50.0%||3-93||(26.5)||3-20||(7.2)||7-66|
|Stats Against (All Games)||0.8||0.9||1.7|| ||14-6||44.4%||0-0||100.0%||3-73||(23.4)||2-22||(11.1)||7-52|
|Opponents Avg. Stats For||0.8||0.6||1.4|| ||13-5||40.9%||1-0||55.8%||3-63||(25)||25-2||(11.1)||6-55|
|Stats Against (Road Games)||0.2||1.0||1.2|| ||16-8||50.0%||0-0||100.0%||4-94||(25.1)||2-26||(10.3)||8-64|
|Last 3 Games||0-2||-2||1-2||3-0||17.0||9.0||379.3||(6)||1.3||33.0||15.0||405.3||(6.5)||0.0|
|Offense (All Games)||17.9||9.8||17.9||30:37||27-112||(4.2)||20-33||62.5%||220||(6.8)||59-332||(5.6)||(18.6)|
|Opponents Defensive Avg.||20||9.8||19.3||30:45||25-102||(4.1)||22-37||60.2%||235||(6.4)||62-337||(5.5)||(16.8)|
|Offense Home Games||21.7||11.2||17.2||28:33||27-111||(4.1)||18-30||58.7%||222||(7.3)||57-333||(5.8)||(15.3)|
|Defense (All Games)||23.3||11.8||21.4||31:03||26-112||(4.2)||23-35||66.3%||231||(6.7)||61-343||(5.6)||(14.7)|
|Opponents Offensive Avg.||23.8||11.3||21.3||31:58||29-125||(4.4)||21-34||63.0%||227||(6.7)||63-352||(5.6)||(14.8)|
|Defense Home Games||18.5||10.2||19.7||31:27||26-117||(4.4)||24-35||67.4%||226||(6.4)||62-344||(5.6)||(18.6)|
|Stats For (All Games)||0.9||0.4||1.3||-0.3||13-4||35.1%||1-1||58.3%||2-44||(19.9)||2-16||(6.5)||8-64|
|Opponents Avg. Stats Against||1||0.7||1.8||2.1||13-5||36.8%||1-0||57.7%||3-61||(23.8)||19-2||(9.2)||7-56|
|Stats For (Home Games)||1.0||0.5||1.5||-0.2||12-5||40.0%||1-0||50.0%||1-35||(23.3)||2-21||(9.2)||6-47|
|Stats Against (All Games)||0.9||0.1||1.0|| ||13-5||37.7%||1-1||71.4%||2-51||(23.9)||2-25||(10.3)||6-48|
|Opponents Avg. Stats For||0.9||0.6||1.5|| ||13-5||37.2%||1-1||53.2%||2-54||(23.9)||24-3||(9.6)||7-58|
|Stats Against (Home Games)||1.0||0.2||1.2|| ||14-5||39.3%||0-0||0.0%||1-36||(24.2)||2-24||(10.6)||6-54|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY JETS 22.7, ST LOUIS 23.2|
|10/21/2012||@ NEW ENGLAND||26-29||L||11||W||47.5||O||33-106||28-41-297||2||31-131||26-42-250||1|
|11/18/2012||@ ST LOUIS|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|11/22/2012||NEW ENGLAND|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/2/2012||ARIZONA|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/9/2012||@ JACKSONVILLE|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/17/2012||@ TENNESSEE|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|11/11/2012||@ SAN FRANCISCO||24-24||T||13.5||W||37.5||O||37-159||28-41-299||1||34-183||18-25-158||0|
|11/18/2012||NY JETS|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|11/25/2012||@ ARIZONA|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/2/2012||SAN FRANCISCO|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/9/2012||@ BUFFALO|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/16/2012||MINNESOTA|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|NY JETS: 'Ground and pound' wasn't former OC Brian Schottenheimer's style. However, things will be different under new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, who preached power running recently in Miami and Dallas. It will be a change from the zone-blocking scheme the Jets ran under former offensive line coach Bill Callahan, so there could be growing pains. Expect a heavy dose of Shonn Greene, though Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight should see an uptick in playing time since Sparano typically has used a time-share backfield. The Jets will surely work in some single-wing-type sets for Tim Tebow, who should see an average of up to 10 reps per game. Sparano wants to run a lot of play-action and get the ball downfield. But while Mark Sanchez has the feet and athleticism to make the play-action part work, he's never been an accurate downfield passer. Santonio Holmes is by far their best receiver, but rookie Stephen Hill, who's expected to start, is a better fit in this scheme. TE Dustin Keller is Sanchez's safety blanket; he and slot man Jeremy Kerley would normally be his favorite targets, but in this offense they're likely to be secondary targets. With Plaxico Burress gone, the Jets are unlikely to throw in the red zone as often as they did last season. Say what you will about their antics and propensity to run their mouths, but the Jets defense continue to back up its talk. The one exception last year was the pass rush, where Gang Green is hoping rookie first-rounder Quinton Coples will help. If he does, it will allow David Harris to blitz less and commit to the run more often, which will improve a Jets rushing defense that was inconsistent at times in 2011. Darrelle Revis continues to be the best shutdown corner in the game, and the team is hoping that LaRon Landry will make an impact at the safety position after coming over from Washington. Landry's health is a question mark again as he's coming off a major Achilles injury and opted against surgery. |
|ST LOUIS: New offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer comes from the Jets, where he often abandoned the run and prefers to get cute with a lot of play-action trickery. New offensive line coach Paul Boudreau figures to keep transitioning to more man blocking, a transition they started in 2011 with little success. Steven Jackson will still be relied on heavily as long as he remains healthy; rookie Isaiah Pead will be more of a return specialist and straight backup as Jackson's heir. Jackson will continue to take third down reps, and he figures to stay on the field to handle red zone carries. There's a lot of crossing and dragging in Schottenheimer's complicated offense, which is one that could be tough for the Rams' young WRs to pick up. Rookie Brian Quick and slot guys Danny Amendola and TE Lance Kendricks are likely the biggest beneficiaries from a targets standpoint, while outside guys like Chris Givens and Austin Pettis figure to see fewer balls. Quick is the guy St. Louis is counting on to be quarterback Sam Bradford's go-to receiver. While Quick's skills are certainly impressive, he's got a big adjustment to make coming from Appalachian State's spread offense. Schottenheimer always got pass-happy in the red zone, frequently using play-action even before he had a goal line weapon in Plaxico Burress in 2011. Only three teams forced fewer turnovers than the Rams did in 2011, and their horrible offense helped contribute to the rise in points and yards allowed. St. Louis did improve in the offseason with the signings of CB Cortland Finnegan and LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar, but those two guys aren't enough to make this an above-average unit. Chris Long's switch to left end after Leonard Little retired paid immediate dividends in 2010, and he then had a career-high 13 sacks last season with then-rookie RDE Robert Quinn drawing attention to the opposite side. James Laurinaitis has more tackles than any NFL player over the past three seasons, and he has yet to miss a game in his career. The question is whether he'll be as productive in what's expected to be a more aggressive scheme under new head coach Jeff Fisher. Meanwhile, the team seems ready to go into the season without a defensive coordinator'the coordinator work has been handled at various times over the past few months by assistant head coach Dave McGinnis, secondary coach Chuck Cecil and linebackers coach Blake Williams, the son of suspended Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who was exiled indefinitely for his role in the Saints bounty scandal. |
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO FOOTBALL PREVIEW (NY JETS-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(Adds Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer facing former team)
*Jets-Rams Preview* ===================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
There's a strong possibility many NFL teams will be starting backup quarterbacks in Week 11 for one reason or another, though the New York Jets won't be one of them.
That seems to be just fine with a few unidentified teammates of Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.
Coach Rex Ryan's task of helping the slumping Jets remain positive is becoming increasingly difficult as they prepare for their road matchup with the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
New York (3-6) is on the verge of losing four consecutive games for the first time since dropping six straight in 2007, and much of the blame has fallen on the right arm of the struggling Sanchez.
He finished 9 of 22 for 124 yards and an interception while losing a fumble for the third straight week in last Sunday's 28-7 loss at Seattle. Sanchez, who has completed an NFL-worst 52.0 percent of his passes, isn't making excuses for his spotty play.
"I have got to make better decisions," said Sanchez, whose 70.9 passer rating ranks 30th. "Careless mistakes. Totally on me."
Sanchez has received plenty of criticism, but Ryan has decided to stick with him as the starter despite some calls for Tebow to take over and questions of Ryan's own job security.
"With me, I will never waver," Ryan said. "I am not going to make a decision to save my job. I am in it to win games. I'm not sitting back concentrating on how do I save my job. I am concentrating on how do we win."
Ryan's decision regarding the quarterback situation seems to be backed in the locker room, but how he's heard of that support doesn't exactly make him happy.
According to a report Wednesday, multiple players and members of the organization spoke anonymously in support of Sanchez while bashing Tebow, with one player allegedly calling Tebow "terrible."
It's yet another drama-filled controversy surrounding the Jets that Ryan believes is unacceptable.
"If you're not going to put your name to it, I think that's about as cowardly of a thing there is," Ryan said. "I don't want to get into specifics of what I said, but I did address it with our football team. If you're searching for things to try to drive a wedge through the team, my thing is, I believe in this team.
"I believe this team is (together), will continue to be and maybe even become tighter. I'm confident that will be the case."
Tebow, in his typical fashion, brushed off the alleged comments and pledged to do whatever is necessary to help the team.
"I always find the good and the positive in every situation," Tebow said. "The positive of this is to go and work a little harder and build better relationships with your teammates."
Sanchez had similar thoughts.
"I've been in those shoes," Sanchez said. "I feel for Tim. You wake up the next day and you keep playing."
Combined with the internal issues, New York must now contend with a Rams team that played NFC West-leading San Francisco to a 24-all tie last Sunday on the road.
St. Louis (3-5-1) went winless through a three-game stretch facing Green Bay, New England and the 49ers and was on the verge of a victory last week before blowing a 10-point second-half lead.
"Shoot, you know, we can be proud of the way we gave the effort, and like I said we went toe-to-toe with a team we have great respect for," defensive end Chris Long said.
Sam Bradford had another strong game, finishing 26 of 39 for 275 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He completed a long pass to Danny Amendola in overtime that would have set up the potential winning touchdown, but it was called back due to a penalty.
Amendola finished with 11 catches for 102 yards after missing the last three games with a shoulder injury.
"I think our offense as a whole has really made a lot of strides in the past couple weeks," said Bradford, who has completed 66.9 percent of his passes over the last four games. "I think last week was evidence of what we're capable of when we don't shoot ourselves in the foot. We still made mistakes but for the most part I think that was our most complete game as an offense. We put up a lot of yards and a fair amount of points against a really good defense."
He'll face a Jets team that is sixth in the NFL against the pass allowing 203.8 yards per game but also ranks 30th giving up an average of 145.0 rushing yards.
New York allowed 174 yards rushing last week, and that's good news for Rams running back Steven Jackson, who finished with season highs of 29 carries and 101 yards with a touchdown against the 49ers.
These teams have never met during Ryan's tenure, and the Jets' 47-3 rout in the most recent matchup Nov. 9, 2008, ended a seven-game losing streak in the series.
Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will be facing his former team for the first time. He spent the last six seasons with the Jets before a mutual parting of ways following the 2011 campaign, and he's downplaying the reunion.
"I enjoyed my time in New York," he said. "I had great experiences, won a lot of football games. I'm looking forward to seeing those guys."
|Last Updated: 8/29/2014 7:19:28 AM EST|