Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets Quick Hits

Find out what's on the line statistically for the Jaguars in Week 9.

From NFL Media:

 

SERIES-LY SPEAKING: Dating back to 1995, the Jaguars have posted a 6-4 (.600) record against the Jets, winning three of the last five matchups (since 2005) in the all-time series. Jacksonville’s .600 winning percentage vs. New York is tied for the second-best figure against any club faced in franchise history, trailing only their .688 (11-5) mark vs. Cleveland (min. 10 games).

• On the road, the Jaguars have registered a 3-3 (.500) record against the Jets. The last time Jacksonville defeated New York away from home was on Nov. 15, 2009 (W, 24-22).

 

SOUTHERN COMFORT: Entering Week 9, the Jaguars (2-5) are only 0.5 games out of first place in the AFC South, trailing the Colts (3-5) and Texans (3-5). The last time Jacksonville was 1.0 game or less out of first place in the division was in 2004, when it led the AFC South with a 5-3 record.

• The Jaguars’ opponents from Weeks 1-7 have combined for a 29-22 (.569) record in 2015, including two undefeated teams: New England (7-0) and Carolina (7-0). Of their five losses this season, two have come against unbeaten clubs. In two of the other three defeats, Jacksonville held a fourth-quarter lead (up 14-10 vs. HOU in Week 6, up 13-10 at IND in Week 4).

• Looking ahead, the Jaguars’ final nine games of the season are against teams that have combined for a 25-43 (.368) record in 2015.

 

NOVEMBER NUMBERS: During the Gus Bradley Era (2013-15), Jacksonville has gone 3-4 (.429) in the month of November, including 1-1 in games following the team’s bye.

 

THIRTY-THIRTY VISION: In Week 7 vs. Buffalo (W, 34-31), the Jaguars scored the most points in a single game during the Gus BradleyEra (2013-15). Jacksonville’s 34 points were its most in a single game since 11/18/2012 at Houston (L, 37-43 (OT)), and their most as the home team since 12/11/2011 vs. Tampa Bay (W, 41-14).

• The Jaguars have scored 30-plus points twice in 2015 (W, 34-31 vs. Buffalo in Week 7; L, 31-38 at Tampa Bay in Week 5), the most such games in a single season under Bradley and the third such game overall (also W, 32-28 at Cleveland on 12/1/2013). The last time Jacksonville had multiple 30-plus-point games in a single season was in 2010 (five times), when it went 5-0 in such outings during an 8-8 (.500) campaign.

• Including their 31-20 loss vs. Houston in Week 6, the Jaguars have scored at least 20 points in three straight games for the first time since 12/1-15/13.

 

SIXES THROUGH SEVEN: QB Blake Bortles is one of only nine NFL QBs with 15-plus passing TDs in 2015, joining NE’s Tom Brady(20), SD’s Philip Rivers (18), OAK’s Derek Carr (15) and CIN’s Andy Dalton (15) in the AFC. Bortles and Carr are tied for the most passing TDs by an NFL QB age 26 or younger this season.

• Bortles is the first QB in franchise history to record at least 15 passing TDs in the first seven games of the season. The 23-year-old is the NFL’s youngest player to throw for 15-plus TDs in the season’s first seven games since a 23-year-old Matthew Stafford (16) with DET in 2011, as well as the youngest AFC QB to do so since a 22-year-old Dan Marino (20) with MIA in 1984.

 

BORTLES BUILDING: QB Blake Bortles ranks second among all NFL QBs age 26 or younger with 1,812 passing yards in 2015, placing ninth in the AFC (15th in the NFL). Bortles has also completed 29 passes for 20-plus yards this season, tied for the third-most in the AFC (tied-fifth in the NFL).

• Bortles’ 1,812 passing yards are the most by a Jaguars QB in the season’s first seven games since a 25-year-old Mark Brunell (1,875) in 1996. Since 2000, only four other NFL QBs age 23 or younger have posted more than 1,800 passing yards in the first seven games of the season: WAS’ Robert Griffin III (1,878) in 2013, IND’s Andrew Luck (1,971) in 2012, CAR’s Cam Newton (2,103) in 2011 and DET’sMatthew Stafford (1,912) in 2011.

 

SOPHOMORE SLINGER: Since the 1970 NFL merger, only three NFL QBs age 23 or younger have totaled 1,800-plus passing yards and 15-plus passing TDs in the first seven games of the season: Blake Bortles (1,812-15) in 2015, Matthew Stafford (1,912-16) with DET in 2011 and Dan Marino (2,074-20) with MIA in 1984. Bortles is the only QB among that group to rush for at least 100 yards in that span.

• Additionally, Bortles is also one of only three second-year QBs since the 1970 NFL merger to post 1,800-plus passing yards and 15-plus passing TDs in the season’s first seven games, also joining a 28-year-old Kurt Warner (1,859-21) with STL in 1999 and a 22-year-old Dan Marino (2,074-20) with MIA in 1984.

 

IN GOOD COMPANY: Since the 1970 NFL merger, only four NFL QBs have registered 1,812-plus passing yards, 15-plus passing TDs and 146-plus rushing yards in the season’s first seven games: a 23-year-old Blake Bortles (1,812-15-146) in 2015, a 29-year-old Donovan McNabb (2,151-16-163) with PHI in 2006, a 27-year-old Daunte Culpepper (2,180-20-158) with MIN in 2004 and a 36-year-old Steve Young (2,249-20-205) with SF in 1998.

• Bortles (Weeks 5-6) joins NE’s Tom Brady (three), IND’s Andrew Luck and SD’s Philip Rivers (both two) as the only NFL QBs to throw for at least 300 yards and three TDs in consecutive games this season.

 

RACING THE CLOCK: QB Blake Bortles is tied with ARI’s Carson Palmer for the most passing TDs (six) in the last five minutes of a half (second and fourth quarters) this season. The 23-year-old signal caller owns the NFL’s second-best total quarterback rating (84.0) in those situations (CIN’s Andy Dalton, 86.2).

THE ALLEN BROTHERS: Below is a breakdown of where WRs Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson stand among all NFL wideouts during their historic start to the 2015 campaign:

• Robinson (six) and Hurns (five) have combined for 11 receiving TDs, the most by any NFL WR tandem in 2015. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (seven) and WR Julian Edelman (six) are the only pair of teammates, regardless of position, to combine for more receiving TDs (13) than Robinson and Hurns this season.

• Since the 1970 NFL merger, the Jaguars are the only team to produce an age 23-or-younger 1,800-plus-yard passer (QB Blake Bortles, 1,812) and two age 23-or-younger 500-plus-yard receivers (WR Allen Robinson, 586; WR Allen Hurns, 513) in the first seven games of the season.

• Among all NFL players with 30-plus catches in 2015, Robinson (17.24) and Hurns (16.55) rank first and second, respectively, in yards per reception.

• Robinson (586-6), 22, and Hurns (513-5), 23, are the youngest WR duo since the 1970 NFL merger to record 500-plus receiving yards and five-plus receiving TDs each in the season’s first seven games. They are also the first pair of second-year teammates to do so in that span.

 

CATCHING ON EARLY: At 22 years, 71 days old, WR Allen Robinson is the NFL’s youngest player to have at least 575 receiving yards and six receiving TDs in the season’s first seven games since the 1970 NFL merger.

 

SCORING STREAK: WR Allen Hurns has caught a TD pass in each of his last five games (five overall in 2015), the longest such streak in franchise history.

• Robinson and Hurns are the NFL’s only duo to each have a TD reception in the last three games. Their shared three-game TD streak is also the longest such stretch by any NFL tandem this season. In 2014, only GB’s Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson (four) and DAL’s Dez Bryantand Terrance Williams (three) each recorded TD receptions in streaks of three or more consecutive games.

 

YELDON’S WORKLOAD: Among all NFL rookies in 2015, RB T.J. Yeldon ranks second in rushing attempts (101) and rushing yards (406). Yeldon’s 406 rushing yards are the most by a Jaguars rookie in the season’s first seven games since Fred Taylor (406) in 1998. The 22-year-old has also recorded 82 receiving yards on 16 catches, totaling 488 scrimmage yards on the season. Yeldon’s 488 scrimmage yards rank fourth among all NFL rookies.

 

SECONDARY SACKS: CB Aaron Colvin, who entered the 2015 season with no career sacks, leads the Jaguars and ranks first among all NFL DBs with three QB takedowns. Colvin’s three sacks are the most by a Jaguars DB since Kiwaukee Thomas in 2001 (also three). Aaron Beasley (five) set the record for most sacks by a Jaguars DB in 2000.


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