Tuesday, December 18, 2012
By the numbers: Jets' ugly offense
By James Walker
You don't need eyes to see how ugly the New York Jets’ offense has been this season. That was certainly on display in New York’s embarrassing 14-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans on “Monday Night Football.”
But ESPN Stats and Information crunched the numbers to put things further in perspective.
Here is a look at the Jets' offense by the numbers.
- After 14 games, the Jets are ranked 30th in total offense (302.1), turnovers (33) and Total Quarterback Rating (27.1). New York also is 28th in the NFL in points per game (18.2).
- The Jets have 67 turnovers in the past two seasons. That is the second-highest total in that span behind the Philadelphia Eagles (72).
- New York quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was benched Tuesday in favor of Greg McElroy, has accounted for 50 of those 67 turnovers. That is a huge percentage (75 percent) from one player. Sanchez has single-handedly cost New York a lot of games.
- Sanchez leads all quarterbacks with 24 turnovers. He had five turnovers (four interceptions, one fumble) Monday against Tennessee.
- All of Sanchez’s interceptions Monday were considered “off-target passes,” according to ESPN Stats and Info. Sanchez is tied with Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick with 12 off-target interceptions this season.
It’s not pretty for the Jets. New York must now focus on getting better offensively in these final two games and getting momentum into the offseason.