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October 28, 2008

Week 9 Tidbits for Jets @ Bills


NEW YORK JETS (4-3) @ BUFFALO BILLS (5-2)

JETS: In 5 meetings against Bills (w/Packers), QB BRETT FAVRE has 9 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 81.6 passer rating. Favre’s teams are 85-8 (.914) when he posts 100+ passer rating…RB THOMAS JONES has 3 TDs in past 3 games. Jones teams are 26-14 (.650) when he records 20+ att & avgs 130 rush yards per game when has 20 or more att. in ’08. RB LEON WASHINGTON posted 274 total yards last week (67 rushing, 34 receiving, 71 PR, 102 KR) with 2 TDs (1 rushing, 1 receiving)…WR LAVERANUES COLES (598) needs 3 receptions to surpass 600 for career…WR JERRICHO COTCHERY posted 1st 100-yard receiving game of season last week (102 yards on 9 receptions). Cotchery totaled 8 receptions for 107 yards (13.4 avg.) in last game at Buffalo…S KERRY RHODES posted 1st sack of season last week…DE SHAUN ELLIS has sack in 6 of past 7 games & aims for 5th game in row with sack…Since ’01, Jets lead NFL with 10 KR-TDs…

BILLS: Club is 3-0 at home in ’08 & averages 27 points per game…QB TRENT EDWARDS is 2-0 against Jets with 84.1 passer rating. In 4th quarter this season, Edwards has completed 35 of 51 passes (68.6 pct.) for 458 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 108.1 passer rating. Team is 8-1 (.889) when Edwards has 80+ passer rating…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH aims for 3rd consecutive game with rush TD & team has rush TD in all 7 games in ’08. Lynch averages 79.5 rush yards per game against Jets…WR LEE EVANS averages 20.5 yards per catch in ’08 (31 receptions, 637 yards). In past 4 against NYJ, Evans is averaging 102 receiving yards per game (408 total). With 116 yards last week, Evans posted 3rd 100-yard receiving game of season & 12th of career…Club is 12-2 (.857) under head coach DICK JAURON when holding opponents to 300 yards or fewer…Since ’03, DE AARON SCHOBEL ranks 2nd in NFL with 53 sacks (JASON TAYLOR, 60)…DT MARCUS STROUD (w/Jax.) has sack in 2 of past 3 against Jets.

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