New York Jets 2013 Season Preview: Numbers at the Bye Give Hope

By Jeremy Goldstein
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Well, here we are. We have made it through the first nine games of the season, and the New York Jets are looking colder than beyond the wall (yes, I just made a Game of Thrones reference — deal with it). According to my predictions, Gang Green will be 3-6 at their bye and coming off three-straight losses. But not all will be unwell with the Jets camp, for new opportunities will have arisen, ready to showcase what could be in store for 2014. More of that later.

For now, let’s break down my predicted stats for some key players on the Jets at the bye.


Mark Sanchez: Sanchez will be ousted by game seven, and not a moment too soon.
Yards – 1,100
TD – 11
INT – Six

Geno Smith: Smith will have only played three full games by now, but making it count.
Yards – 700
Rushing Yards – 150
TD – Five
Rush TD – Two
INT – One

Wide Receiver

Jeremy Kerley: Kerley will continue his consistent play this season, and after nine games, might take it to the next level.

Yards – 700
Yards per catch – 10
TD – Five

Stephen Hill: Hill will take big steps forward, and will erase his reputation for bad hands.

Yards – 550
Yards per catch – 15
TD – Six

Santonio Holmes: When Holmes will actually play is a big question mark, but I have him back in Week 5.

Yards – 250
Yards per catch – Eight
TD – Two

Running back

Billal Powell: The first of the rotating backfield, Powell should have a decent year.

Yards – 500
Yards per attempt – 4.5
TD – Two

Joe Mcknight: I believe Mcknight will impress this year.

Yards – 650
Yards per attempt – Five
TD – Two

Chris Ivory: The last of the rotating backfield, Ivory will get the touchdowns.

Yards – 250
Yards per attempt – Four
TD – Four


Muhammad Wilkerson: There have been many hopping onto the Wilkerson bandwagon, and I am proud to be one of them. Remember this is after only nine games!

Combined Tackles – 60
Sacks – 9
Stuffs – 4
Forced Fumbles – 4

Next Up: The Jets will finally be moving into the relatively easier part of their schedule after the bye, starting with the Buffalo Bills. The Bills will want revenge from their first match-up, and I will be excited to see the two battle it out.

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