NFL Week 8 CBS New York Jets @ Chicago Bears Preview
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New York Jets @ Chicago Bears – CBS, 1:00 PM
Anderson Darnold’s deep threat
Sam Darnold has not been afraid to air it out when targeting Robby Anderson. Anderson’s 19.7 average depth of target trails only Ravens John Brown (20.6). His three deep passing touchdowns are tied for second-most in the league.
Crowell a breakaway threat
Isaiah Crowell’s 57.7 breakaway percentage currently ranks second in the NFL, trailing only rookie standout Saquon Barkley (64.2%).
Jets defense limiting mistakes in the run game
The Jets have done an excellent job limiting chunk plays in the run game this season. Their 7.9 missed tackled percentage on rushes is the third-best mark in the NFL, and is nearly twice as good as the NFL average (14.3).
Jamal Adams continues to impress
A large reason why the Jets defense has performed so well against the run has been the play of second-year player Jamal Adams. Adams has been a force, totaling 16 run stops, the most among safeties this year.
Trubisky emerging as a dual threat
Mitchell Trubisky has been among the league’s elite when it comes to rushing as a quarterback. Among quarterbacks with at least 10 rush attempts, Trubisky ranks second in overall run grade (79.4), third in forced missed tackles (6) and has a whopping 132 yards after contact (second-most).
Trubisky loves to scramble
Part of the reason Trubisky dominates in the volume rushing stats? He’s one of the most-likely quarterbacks in the NFL to scramble when pressured. Trubisky has scrambled on 16.4% of his pressured dropbacks, the second-highest rate in the league.
Mack clearly bothered by injury
Since suffering an ankle injury in Week 6, it’s been apparent Khalil Mack isn’t performing at the same level. He earned the lowest grade of his career (47.8) in Week 6, then followed that performance with an overall grade of 55.0 in Week 7. Mack has recorded only three pressures the past two games combined, after averaging six a game to start the season.
Bears don’t blitz in the red zone
Out of 24 total dropbacks, the Chicago Bears have blitzed on just a single passing play in the red zone. Their 4.2 blitz percentage in the red zone is the lowest in the NFL, and over 16% below league average.