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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Revisiting Lewis-Woods connection

By Mike Rodak

When Thad Lewis started three games earlier this season in place of EJ Manuel, there was a noticeable drop-off in production by receiver Robert Woods.

The second-round pick had come out strong in the early going and was among the nominees for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in September. Through the first four games, Woods caught 11 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns.

But once Lewis took the helm, Woods' numbers dipped. It's a topic we explored back in October, and one that's worth revisiting now that Lewis has been named the starter for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Here's a look at Woods' production in the nine games with either Manuel or backup Jeff Tuel as his quarterback:

Targets per game: 6.6
Receptions per game: 3.3
Yards per catch: 15.0
Total touchdowns: 3

And here's Woods' statistics in Lewis' three games as the starter:

Targets per game: 4.7
Receptions per game: 2.0
Yards per catch: 6.7
Total touchdowns: 0