I’m a stats hound and I have reviewed some of the numbers that jumped out at me after the Jets / Steelers game in week 2.
45 Yards – Jeremy Kerley’s longest reception of his short career.
66.6%- The Devil is in the details. Mark Sanchez’s QB Rating for week 2 against the Steelers. Could you imagine if this was Tebow’s rating, headlines.
1 Run for Tebow for 22 Yards
Mark Sanchez was 7-18 for 99 yards when there was not pressure. He completed 38.9%. Droppsies by his receivers?
The Jets defense hurried Ben 11 times but only sacked him 2 times, both by McIntyre.
Running the wrong route does not count as a dropped pass. The receivers only recorded officially 1 dropped pass.
Jets 3rd Down Efficiency 4-12 33%
Around the AFC East
Buffalo running back C.J. SPILLER rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills’ 35- 17 win over Kansas City. This season, Spiller has rushed for 292 yards on 29 attempts and is averaging 10.1 yards per carry. He is the first player to average at least 10.0 yards per carry through his team’s first two games of a season (minimum 25 attempts) since Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN in 1963 (35 carries for 394 yards; 11.3 average). The Jets are responsible for the season opener where he torched the defense despite losing in a rout.
The ARIZONA CARDINALS defeated the New England Patriots 20-18. The Cardinals are the first team to beat the Patriots in a home opener at Gillette Stadium, which opened in 2002. Entering today, New England had never lost a home opener at Gillette Stadium (10-0)and had the league’s longest active such streak.
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