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Pre-Sunday AFC East Team Facts – Jets

Pre-Sunday AFC East Team Facts – Jets
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New York Jets



Jeff Cumberland

  • Fourth-year TE Cumberland, who started 12 games in 2012, looks to expand his role after establishing career highs in receptions (29), yards (359) and touchdowns (3).
  • Cumberland had a career night on Monday Night Football at Atlanta, posting personal bests in receiving yards (79) and longest reception (47). He also scored his second touchdown in consecutive weeks on a 20-yard reception from QB Geno Smith, which gave him a touchdown catch in all three Monday Night Football games he has played in.

Stephen Hill

  • Hill leads the team in catches and receiving yards with 18 receptions for 300 yards. The second-year receiver is averaging 16.7 yards per catch. Earlier this season Hill recorded his first 100-yard receiving game against Buffalo, reeling in three receptions for 108 yards, including a personal- best 51-yard touchdown catch.

Chris Ivory

  • Ivory, a draft-day acquisition, displayed his downhill running in Week Two against New England. He registered a game-high 52 rushing yards on 12 carries (4.3 avg.), including a long of 11 yards. Before leaving the game with a hamstring injury, Ivory made his first start as a Jet in the win against the Bills.
  • On a fourth-quarter touchdown drive to give the Jets a 27-14 lead in Week Five in Atlanta, Ivory carried the ball twice for 20 yards, including his season-long rush of 19 yards. Ivory earned the start in the victory and would finish the game with 27 yards on four rushes (7.0 avg.)

Santonio Holmes

  • Following a summer rehabbing, Holmes returned after suffering a sea- son-ending Lisfranc injury in Week Four in 2012. Before his injury last season, Holmes was on pace to set a career-high of 80 catches, while recording his second 1,000-yard receiving season. It also marked the first time in his career he failed to play in at least 12 games.
  • In Week Three vs. BUF (9/22), Holmes had a career outing as he posted a single-game high 154 yards. Holmes also set a new personal best, record- ing his longest receiving touchdown on a 69-yard catch. The reception broke a fourth-quarter tie and gave New York the final points in a 27-20 win. Holmes currently leads the team in receiving yards with 243.
  • Holmes has also been a clutch target throughout his career when the game is on the line. Since entering the league in 2007, Holmes leads the NFL in overtime receiving yards (161) and yards after catch (92) and is tied for first with six receptions and one touchdown. His 92 overtime yards after the catch are 40 yards more than the next closest player.

Geno Smith

  • Smith became the first rookie drafted in the second round or later to pass for 250+ yards and win on Kickoff Weekend since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger. Smith also became the first Jets QB to lead the team in both pass- ing yards (256) and rushing yards (47) since Ray Lucas accomplished the feat at NYG (12/05/99). Down 14-5 in the second quarter, Smith, twice, brought the Jets back to take the lead becoming the first QB to overcome a deficit of at least nine points in his NFL debut since Ryan Fitzpatrick did it for the Rams at Houston on 11/27/05.
  • Directed the first Jets offense to register a 100-yard rusher (Powell 27- 149), two 100-yard receivers (Hill 3-108-1 & Holmes 5-154-1) and a 300- yard passer when he completed 16-of-29 passes for 331 yards, 2 touch- downs and 2 interceptions vs. BUF (9/22), as he became the first Jets rookie quarterback to throw for 300 yards. Also established a career-long pass with a 69-yard touchdown throw to Holmes in the fourth quarter to give the Jets the final score in a 27-20 victory, marking the third-longest go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter in Jets history. Finished the BUF game with four passes of 40+ yards, the first time a Jets offense has registered four plays of 40+ yards in a game since 1991.
  • Became only the second rookie quarterback to win on the road on Mon- day Night Football after posting a 147.7 rating in the win at ATL (10/7). Trailing 28-27 with 1:54 to play, Smith led his league-leading third fourth- quarter go-ahead drive, leading the team 55 yards in eight plays to set up a K Nick Folk 43-yard field goal as time expired.
  • Smith is tied for the second-most passes of 25-plus yards (15) in the NFL.


Antonio Cromartie

  • Since joining the Jets in 2010, Cromartie has picked off 10 passes, an amount that is tied for most in the AFC amongst cornerbacks.

Quinton Coples

  • Eager to return to the field after undergoing a procedure on an injured ankle during the preseason, second-year LB/DE Coples made his pres- ence felt in his season debut in Week Three against Buffalo. He started the game, played 60 plays and finished with four tackles and six quarter- back hurries.
  • Last season, Coples recorded 5.5 sacks and 28 QB pressures. His sack to- tal was the second-most by a defensive lineman since Head Coach Rex Ryan joined the club in 2009 and the most by a Jets rookie since 2000, when Shaun Ellis logged 8.5.

Demario Davis

  • Davis, now in his second season, opens the 2013 season alongside veter- an LB David Harris as the Green & White’s inside linebackers. As a rookie in 2012, Davis appeared in all 16 games, racking up 33 tackles (21 solo) and a fumble recovery and quickly became a voice in the locker room. “He felt in his heart that it was appropriate (to lead). I’ll tell you what, guys listened,” said Head Coach Rex Ryan of Davis.
  • Davis ranks second on the team with 48 tackles and logged the first sack of his career vs. BUF (09/22), after he took down QB EJ Manuel for a three-yard loss.

David Harris

  • Since being drafted by the Jets in 2007, Harris has led the team in tackles five times with 100+ tackles in each campaign, and finished second with 87 tackles in 2008, despite missing five games.
  • His 781 career tackles rank fourth in Jets history. He is 66 tackles away from passing Victor Greene for third on the Jets all-time list.
  • Harris also has a knack for taking down quarterbacks. Since 2009, Harris has the most sacks (18.5) of any inside linebacker in the NFL.

Calvin Pace

  • Since 2008, Pace has produced as a pass rusher, leading the Jets in sacks (31.0) and forced fumbles (11). He has also recorded two interceptions and 12 passes defensed since joining the team. In his career, he has 45.0 sacks, 17 forced fumbles and three interceptions.
  • Pace has logged three sacks this season, matching his total from last year. He has notched at least a half sack in four-of-six games.

*pre-week 7


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