New York Jets vs. Carolina Panthers: Tale of the Tape

Aug 1, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace (97) during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

The “Road to MetLife Stadium” continues. The Jets travel to Carolina to face the 9-4 Carolina Panthers. The Jets are coming off a win over the Oakland Raiders last week at MetLife Stadium, but they have a tough task coming up against the now number one rushing defense in the league in Carolina. That’s not to forget Cam Newton, the dual threat quarterback that is never easy to beat.

Let’s take a look at the history between these two teams:

It’s a short history, as the Jets lead the series 3-2. The last time these two teams played was November of 2009 at Giants Stadium. In that one, Darrelle Revis picked off two passes, and Kerry Rhodes added two more, leading the Jets to a 17-6 win over the Panthers. These two teams battled in 2005 in Carolina, and the Panthers won an easy one, 30-3.

With all the attention that Mo Wilkerson gets, Calvin Pace has quietly had an excellent rebound season, tying his career high in sacks with eight. Ed Reed’s interception, his career 62nd, in the most amongst active players.

The Jets’ offense had better have an eye out for safety Mike Mitchell, as he is the only player in the league with four INTs or more, two sacks or more, and two or more forced fumbles. He has four interceptions, two and a half sacks, and two forced fumbles.

Topics: Calvin Pace, Mike Mitchell, Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets

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