- Associated Press - Thursday, September 28, 2017

JACKSONVILLE (2-1) at NEW YORK JETS (1-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

OPENING LINE - Jacksonville by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 2-1, New York 1-2.

SERIES RECORD - Tied 6-6.

LAST MEETING - Jets beat Jaguars 28-23, Nov. 8, 2015.

LAST WEEK - Jaguars beat Ravens 44-7; Jets beat Dolphins 20-6

AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 15, Jets No. 29

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (5), PASS (23)

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (28), PASS (1)

JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (23), PASS (26)

JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (27), PASS (13)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Both teams coming off surprising wins, with Jacksonville back from trip to London last weekend. … Jets have won last three meetings. … Jaguars are road favorites after being underdogs for last 44 consecutive games away from home. … Jaguars above .500 entering Week 4 for first time since 2007. They enter week with NFL’s best point differential at plus-38. … Coach Doug Marrone was Jets’ offensive line coach from 2002-05 and was candidate for head coaching job that was given to Todd Bowles in 2015. … QB Blake Bortles threw for 244 yards with four TDs and no INTs with 128.2 rating vs. Ravens. … TE Marcedes Lewis had three TD catches vs. Ravens last week, tying Allen Robinson and Jimmy Smith for team’s single-game record. Lewis has 31 career TD receptions, second in franchise history to Smith (67). … RB Leonard Fournette had TD run last week, giving him one in each of first three career games. He joins Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt as first pair of rookies with rushing TD in each of first three games in same season since 1980. Fournette’s 199 yards are most by Jaguars rookie through three games. … Chris Ivory, Fournette’s backup, had 18 TDs in three seasons with Jets from 2013-15. … Jaguars’ NFL-leading 13 sacks through three games are most in franchise history. … Offensive line tied with Tennessee for least sacks allowed with two. … DE Calais Campbell, in first season with Jaguars, ranks third in NFL with 4 1/2 sacks. … Defense held Baltimore to 64 yards passing, including just 28 by Joe Flacco last week. It was second-lowest total given up in team history, topped only by 33 yards allowed vs. Cleveland in 2000. … Jets inducting former C Kevin Mawae into team’s Ring of Honor at halftime. Mawae, who played for New York from 1998-2005, is 18th player inducted. … QB Josh McCown was 18 of 23 for 249 yards with TD for 126.3 QB rating last week in victory over Dolphins. McCown ranks fifth in NFL with 69.8 completion percentage. … RB Matt Forte could miss game with turf toe. Bilal Powell, who ran for TD last week, would likely assume starting role with rookie Elijah McGuire behind him. Jets signed former Saints RB-KR Travaris Cadet earlier in week to add depth. … TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins returned from two-game suspension and tied for team lead with five catches, which matched career high, for 31 yards. … Defense held Miami to 1 of 12 on third downs and 0 for 3 on fourth downs last week. … LB Demario Davis has 32 tackles, tied for second most in NFL. … Rookie S Jamal Adams had first career sack last week. … S Terrence Brooks had two INTs last week and was selected AFC defensive player of week. … DLs Leonard Williams and Muhammad Wilkerson each looking for first sack this season. … Fantasy Tip: Powell could see lots of touches in this one with Forte unlikely to play, and could thrive against 28th-ranked run defense.

___

For more NFL coverage: https://www.pro32.ap.org and https://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide