Jets vs. Jaguars Game Report

RB CURTIS MARTIN has 3 100-yard rush games in past 4.<BR><BR>

GAME FEATURES 2 Marshall QBs: Jaguars' BYRON LEFTWICH & Jets' CHAD PENNINGTON. Both drafted in 1st round (Leftwich, No. 7, 2003 & Pennington, No. 18, 2000).....JAGUARS: Both of Jets' 1995 1st round draft picks are member of Jags – TE KYLE BRADY (No. 9) & DE HUGH DOUGLAS (No. 16)......QB Leftwich has TD (pass or rush) in 8 of 9 career games. Ranks 5th in AFC in yards per attempt (7.05) & ranks 2nd in AFC 4th-quarter passer rating (94.8)......RB FRED TAYLOR rushed for 142 yards & 1 TD with 95 receiving yards in only meeting vs. NYJ. Ranks 3rd among AFC RBs with 38 receptions......WR JIMMY SMITH had 1st career 100-yard game vs. NYJ (10/13/96). Had 5 receptions for 135 yards & 1 TD. TE Brady has 185 catches since 1999, 5th-most among TEs......Defense held Jets to 6 points, 230 total yards & posted 4 sacks & 2 turnovers in last meeting. LB AKIN AYODELE leads AFC defensive players w/ 3 fumble recoveries. Defense limiting opposing starting RBs to 58.5 yards per game over past 9......JETS: Are 8-2 (.800) in Nov. under head coach HERMAN EDWARDS, outscoring opponents 272-159. QB Pennington threw for 281 yards vs. Jags last year in relief. Since named starter, has 9-6 (.600) record, completing 305 of 438 (69.6 pct.) for 3,537 yards & 31 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 111.6 passer rating, 2nd-best mark since 1970 for QB's 1st 15 starts (KURT WARNER, 111.7). Jets own 26.3 points/game avg. in his starts (vs. 14.6) since '02. Has 22 TDs vs. 0 INTs in redzone......RB CURTIS MARTIN has 3 100-yard rush games in past 4......WR SANTANA MOSS aims for 7th game in row with TD (8 TDs in past 6) & leads AFC with 9 rec. TDs. WR-KR JONATHAN CARTER last week became 1st Jets player in history to record 300+ combined yds (242 KR, 62 rec), including 90-yd KR-TD.......DE SHAUN ELLIS has 13.0 sacks in past 13 & leads AFC with 10.5. Has at least 0.5 sacks in 12 of past 13. LB SAM COWART born & raised in Jacksonville & still resides there. Attended Mandarin High. CB AARON BEASLEY leads Jets w/2 INTs & is Jax (‘96-‘01) all-time leader in INTs (15), takeaways (18) & def. TDs (4).


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