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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Inside the Jets' trends

By Rich Cimini

Some interesting numbers here on both sides of the ball, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information:

YARDS AFTER THE CATCH

LaDainian Tomlinson ... 20 catches ... 230 YAC (16th in the NFL) ... 11.5 avg.
Dustin Keller ... 25 catches ... 134 YAC (46th) ... 5.4 avg.
Santonio Holmes ... 22 catches ... 89 YAC (103rd) ... 4.0 avg.
Shonn Greene ... 14 catches ... 81 YAC (117th) ... 5.8 avg.
Plaxico Burress ... 18 catches ... 64 yAC (140th) ... 3.6 avg

Analysis: Tomlinson gained 74 on one play. Even so, he'd still have an impressive average. Holmes' numbers are surprisingly low.

PASS DEFENSE: 4 OR FEWER RUSHERS

87-for-149 ... 58.4% comp ... 1,109 yards ... 4 TDs ... 8 INT ... 11 sacks ... 68.3 rating

Analysis: Jets proving they can get it done without having to send the house.

PASS DEFENSE: 5+ RUSHERS

31-for-68 ... 45.6% comp ... 367 yards ... 0 TDs ... 3 INTs ... 7 sacks ... 44.4 rating

Analysis: The Jets aren't sending extra pressure nearly as much as past seasons under Rex Ryan, but they're still very effective when they do. They're the only team that hasn't allowed a TD pass.

YARDS AFTER CONTACT

Shonn Greene -- 113 carries ... 426 yards ... 211 YAC (31st) ... 1.9 avg.
LaDainian Tomlinson -- 34 carries ... 111 yards ... 40 YAC (54th) ... 1.2 avg.

Analysis: For a big back, Greene should have better production. Interestingly, Tomlinson and ex-Jet Thomas Jones (Chiefs, 0.9) have the lowest averages in the league. The Jets replaced Jones with Tomlinson.