|Last 3 Games||0-3||-3.2||1-2||2-1||17.7||13.3||297.7||(4.7)||2.3||28.3||17.0||368.3||(5.8)||2.7|
|Offense (All Games)||16.4||9.1||17.5||30:39||23-82||(3.6)||22-39||56.9%||210||(5.3)||62-292||(4.7)||(17.9)|
|Opponents Defensive Avg.||21.7||10.9||20.2||30:25||27-111||(4.2)||22-35||61.4%||233||(6.6)||62-344||(5.5)||(15.9)|
|Offense Road Games||14.6||7.8||16.0||30:19||24-93||(3.9)||20-37||54.8%||187||(5)||61-280||(4.6)||(19.2)|
|Defense (All Games)||20.6||11.2||17.5||30:18||30-125||(4.2)||17-31||55.6%||203||(6.5)||61-328||(5.4)||(15.9)|
|Opponents Offensive Avg.||22.8||11.6||20.2||30:15||28-127||(4.5)||21-33||63.1%||224||(6.8)||61-351||(5.7)||(15.4)|
|Defense Road Games||22.0||13.4||17.8||29:41||30-120||(4)||17-32||53.1%||195||(6.1)||62-315||(5.1)||(14.3)|
|Stats For (All Games)||1.1||0.6||1.7||0.4||15-4||28.4%||2-1||38.9%||2-45||(24.5)||4-31||(8.5)||7-59|
|Opponents Avg. Stats Against||0.9||0.5||1.5||1.7||13-5||39.0%||1-0||49.6%||3-62||(24.2)||23-2||(10.5)||6-55|
|Stats For (Road Games)||0.4||1.2||1.6||0.6||16-4||28.2%||1-0||14.3%||2-50||(24.9)||3-24||(7.6)||6-51|
|Stats Against (All Games)||1.4||0.7||2.1|| ||14-5||34.2%||0-0||50.0%||2-58||(27.9)||3-28||(9.5)||7-54|
|Opponents Avg. Stats For||0.9||0.7||1.6|| ||13-5||39.1%||1-0||53.6%||3-62||(24.6)||22-2||(10.2)||6-53|
|Stats Against (Road Games)||2.0||0.2||2.2|| ||14-5||32.9%||0-0||100.0%||2-54||(27.2)||3-30||(10.8)||6-39|
|Last 3 Games||1-2||-0.6||1-2||2-1||17.7||7.7||293.0||(5.1)||2.7||30.0||18.7||373.0||(5.8)||2.0|
|Offense (All Games)||20.1||9.2||18.6||29:38||29-109||(3.7)||18-32||56.0%||202||(6.2)||62-311||(5)||(15.5)|
|Opponents Defensive Avg.||21||10.3||19.8||30:45||26-105||(4.1)||22-36||60.4%||235||(6.6)||61-340||(5.6)||(16.2)|
|Offense Home Games||21.3||9.7||19.0||29:04||28-118||(4.2)||19-33||57.1%||204||(6.2)||61-322||(5.3)||(15.1)|
|Defense (All Games)||26.4||14.1||20.8||31:52||33-143||(4.4)||18-32||56.7%||211||(6.6)||65-354||(5.5)||(13.4)|
|Opponents Offensive Avg.||24.5||12.9||21.3||31:11||30-129||(4.3)||21-34||62.2%||234||(7)||64-363||(5.7)||(14.8)|
|Defense Home Games||28.8||15.8||20.7||30:56||32-150||(4.6)||16-30||54.5%||209||(7.1)||62-359||(5.8)||(12.5)|
|Stats For (All Games)||0.9||1.1||2.0||-0.3||14-5||38.0%||1-1||58.3%||3-91||(27.1)||1-16||(11.1)||6-51|
|Opponents Avg. Stats Against||0.9||0.7||1.5||1.7||13-5||37.8%||1-1||56.5%||3-71||(23.9)||24-2||(11.1)||6-57|
|Stats For (Home Games)||1.0||1.3||2.3||-0.5||13-5||37.5%||1-1||66.7%||4-98||(26.8)||0-11||(34.5)||5-46|
|Stats Against (All Games)||0.7||1.0||1.7|| ||14-6||45.8%||1-1||75.0%||3-74||(22.1)||2-21||(11)||7-48|
|Opponents Avg. Stats For||0.8||0.6||1.5|| ||13-6||41.8%||1-0||55.3%||3-62||(24.1)||26-2||(11.4)||6-54|
|Stats Against (Home Games)||1.0||0.8||1.8|| ||12-6||45.3%||0-0||100.0%||3-53||(18.6)||2-21||(11.6)||6-41|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ARIZONA 21.4, NY JETS 23.3|
|10/4/2012||@ ST LOUIS||3-17||L||-1.5||L||37.5||U||17-45||28-50-237||1||32-111||7-21-131||1|
|11/4/2012||@ GREEN BAY||17-31||L||10.5||L||43||O||18-54||23-46-286||2||39-176||14-30-208||1|
|12/2/2012||@ NY JETS|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/9/2012||@ SEATTLE|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/16/2012||DETROIT|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/23/2012||CHICAGO|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/30/2012||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|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||27-13||W||3.5||W||39||O||41-124||16-21-165||0||20-114||23-44-167||3|
|12/2/2012||ARIZONA|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/9/2012||@ JACKSONVILLE|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/17/2012||@ TENNESSEE|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/23/2012||SAN DIEGO|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/30/2012||@ BUFFALO|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|ARIZONA: The Cards have largely given up on establishing the run because of their tendency to fall behind early in games. But their power running game, featuring a man-blocking scheme and between-the-tackles pounding, still remains. Beanie Wells was moderately effective last year, though they'd rather have Ryan Williams taking a large portion of the carries as long as he's recovered from knee surgery. Arizona largely runs out of its two-receiver sets, with an even split between two tight ends and fullback Anthony Sherman. The Cards get conservative in the red zone, where Wells gets a heavy workload and should continue to for as long as he's able to remain healthy. Kevin Kolb will get another shot in the desert. The Cardinals got much more aggressive throwing downfield last season, especially letting Larry Fitzgerald battle for the 50/50 ball. They can do the same thing on the other side once rookie Michael Floyd is ready. They usually throw out of three-receiver sets, and while the No. 2 (Floyd or Andre Roberts) gets more reps, the Cards throw to the slot (Roberts or Early Doucet) underneath just as often. Even after the addition of Todd Heap, the tight ends were used sparingly. When they throw in the red zone, Fitzgerald is almost always the first look, and they'll often force it to him even in double-coverage. The slot receiver over the middle is usually the second option down near the goal line. Partly because its subpar offense kept its defense on the field for the third-most minutes in the NFL, Arizona's yardage allowed was mediocre. Although the points and sacks improved significantly, the defense did not score in 2011. DL Calais Campbell has put together four strong seasons since becoming a starter for the Cardinals. He does a nice job picking up blocking schemes and knows how to use his hands in traffic. Darnell Dockett remains one of the NFL's better defensive linemen despite the fact that his sack numbers continue to decline. Daryl Washington is a bit undersized for an inside linebacker, but he moves like a defensive back. It could be argued that Patrick Peterson's contributions on special teams last season (four return touchdowns) were more than offset by his inability to cover. Opposing quarterbacks will likely continue to attack him until he improves: He was targeted 112 times last season, a total that ranked third in the NFL. |
|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. |
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO FOOTBALL PREVIEW (ARIZONA-NY JETS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Cardinals-Jets Preview* ========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Things may be terrible for the Arizona Cardinals, but Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets are the butt of jokes nationally.
Coach Rex Ryan still thinks his beleaguered team has a chance at the playoffs.
Sanchez and the Jets will try to rebound from an embarrassing performance by beginning to capitalize on a seemingly favorable season-ending stretch of schedule Sunday against the Cardinals.
Arizona (4-7) opened the season 4-0 before its current seven-game tailspin put it practically out of playoff contention.
While New York (4-7) owns the same record, it feels it still has a chance to make a run at a postseason spot. However, the Jets resembled anything but a playoff team on national television on Thanksgiving, losing 49-19 to AFC East-leading New England. They surrendered 35 points in the second quarter with three touchdowns coming in a span of 52 seconds, including a fiasco of a play by Sanchez that typified their season to date.
The embattled quarterback tried to run the ball on a broken play, but ran into guard Brandon Moore's rear end and fell backwards to the turf while his fumble ended up being returned for Patriots TD.
"It's embarrassing," Sanchez said. "You screw up the play and I'm trying to do the right thing. It's not like I'm trying to force something. I start to slide and I slide right in the worst spot I possibly could: right into Brandon Moore.
"I guess (I was) more stunned than anything. Just like a car accident. I was like, 'Whoa. What just happened?' Then, the ball's gone. It was weird."
Even stranger is the notion Ryan thinks New York can run the table in order to make the playoffs. While he's not willing to guarantee it, he did note the Jets' remaining five games come against teams with losing records.
After facing the Cardinals, New York is at Jacksonville (2-9), at Tennessee (4-7), home for San Diego (4-7) and at Buffalo (4-7).
"I'm saying right now that I'm not going to make a guarantee that we're going to make the playoffs or that deal," Ryan said. "We have to get better. It has to start right now."
Improvement from Sanchez would surely help. He's thrown four touchdowns and four interceptions while completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 1,214 yards with an 80.5 passer rating while the Jets have lost four of five.
Sanchez, who also has lost five fumbles this season, is facing a Cardinals' defense that ranks fourth in the league against the pass (203.7 yards pas game) and in interceptions (15). The unit has picked off seven passes in three games.
While the Jets continue to see their quarterback situation debated nationally as Tim Tebow continues to recover from two cracked ribs, the Cardinals are sticking with rookie Ryan Lindley over the ineffective John Skelton while Kevin Kolb heals from a rib injury.
"He isn't going to get in the game until we are sure that he can take a hit," coach Ken Whisenhunt said of Kolb. "With what happened with him, you just have to make sure that he's cleared to do that."
Until then, Whisenhunt will call upon Lindley, a sixth-round pick out of San Diego State. His inexperience showed in his first NFL start last weekend, tossing four interceptions - with two returned for scores - while completing 31 of 52 passes for 312 yards in a 31-17 loss to St. Louis.
For this game, he won't have Lyle Sendlein snapping him the ball after the ironman center was ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn left MCL, snapping his string of 80 consecutive starts. He's expected to be replaced by Rich Ohrnberger, who started twice this year at right guard in place of an injured Adam Snyder.
"As a backup guy you've got to be ready no matter what the circumstances," Ohrnberger said. "It's just another one of those situations where you get put in there and have got to keep the thing running."
Arizona is trying to avoid its first eight-game losing streak since Sept. 17-Nov. 12, 2006.
The Jets have won five in a row against the Cardinals since a loss on Nov. 23, 1975. They took the most recent meeting 56-35 at home on Sept. 28, 2008.
|Last Updated: 1/19/2017 5:24:17 PM EST|