His two touchdown receptions are second-most on the team, yet his other numbers trail three different players; certainly not what was expected in what is a contract year. Defensively, the 31 points were tied for the most the Jets allowed in any game this season.
New York’s Matt Forte is fourth running back in National Football League history with 500 career receptions in 125 games.
How bad are the Jets against the pass?
But it hasn’t really worked on any sort of consistent basis thus far after five games. But through five weeks in 2016, both quarterbacks have failed to match their 2015 performance. NY brought back (QB) Ryan Fitzpatrick after a decent year in 2015, the opinions that Geno Smith should be starting are growing by the week, but with an offense ranked 18th overall, and a -9 turnover ratio, the Jets are staying with Fitzgerald for now.
What Arians does see are receivers dropping passes and quarterbacks underthrowing their targets. Instead, the win fed the anticipation of getting the season turned around, with a home win over the Jets another essential step in that process.
A win could be a slump buster for the Cardinals (2-3).
Because as it stands, Bowles has taken that 10 wins and reduced them to 1, while somehow reducing a top five defense to one of the worst in the NFL.
And their running game has slipped the last three games, but that is partly do to falling behind and having to abandon it.
Darrelle Revis has been the poster child of elite talent falling off a cliff in 2016. With Darrelle Revis looking like a shadow of his former self, the Jets defensive backs are ranked second worst in the National Football League going into this match up. But it’s not all his fault in the secondary.
But the Cardinals’ big-play approach has a chance to finally get going, considering the Jets can’t stop big plays.
When Revis was out of the lineup in Week 5 with a hamstring injury, Marcus Williams stepped in as a starter.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the game, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates, photos and video highlights in the comments section below. We definitely want to pick this thing up in the back end. Ryan Fitzpatrick had zero interceptions and got 255 yards through the air on 38 passing attempts. But almost a third of the way into the 2016 season, he already has an NFL-high 10 interceptions and just five touchdowns. More importantly, Palmer needs to avoid the costly turnover this week. Both John Wetzel and Earl Watford filled in adequately last week, Arians said, but the competition gets a lot tougher this week against the Jets’ ferocious defensive line. As David Harrison wrote at the Pewter Plank, three out of five quarterbacks that NY has faced have eclipsed the 300-yard mark. “That’s not saying much but I’ve always got to be optimistic”, he said, laughing, referring to the Jets Week 2 win over AFC East rival Buffalo. This year NY may finish eight and eight, with an extremely weak upcoming schedule.
Friendships will fall by the wayside Monday night, as Jets coach Todd Bowles faces the Arizona Cardinals and his former head coach, mentor and friend, Bruce Arians. Speaking of Palmer, he should return to action this week after missing last week with a concussion. Maybe 2-4. Hopeful for 3-3.
Stream the Jets-Cardinals on WatchESPN. It’s still a team that went 13-3 a year ago.
The Cardinals have lost three of their last four regular-season home games dating back to last season, and perhaps no other National Football League coach (other than Bruce Arians) knows the inner workings of the Cardinals better than Bowles does.