Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterbackGeno Smith
(7) throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
As we know by now, the New York Jets take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau field. Let’s take our weekly look at the history between these two teams.
The Jets and the Packers have faced off eleven times, with the Jets leading the series with an 8-3 record. Also, the Jets have won three out of the last four. Rex Ryan has never beaten the Packers as the Jets’ coach, and Mike McCarthy is 1-1 against the Jets as Packers’ head coach. The last time these two teams met was in October of 2010, when the Packers beat the Jets 9-0 on the back of three Mason Crosby field goals. Yesterday, we talked about the last time these two teams played at Lambeau, which was the 38-10 win in December of 2006.
Geno Smith has been great of late, winning four out of his last five starts for the Jets, dating back to 2013. During that period, Geno accounted for eight TD’s, five through the air and three on the ground. In his past six games against NFC opponents, Chris Johnson has posted 431 rushing yards on 84 rushes, and three touchdowns. Chris averaged 5.1 yards per carry.
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The one time that the Jets’ Eric Decker played against the Packers, he posted 56 yards through the air and scored two touchdowns.
On defense, Muhammad Wilkerson has posted a sack in five out of the last six games against opponents from the NFC. One of the most recent Jets’ acquisitions, Jason Babin has racked up a sack in four of his last six games against NFC opponents. Calvin Pace posted 2.5 sacks in the last four games.
In his last thirty home games, Aaron Rodgers has racked up a 28-2 record. Eddie Lacy has run for over 95 yards per game against teams from the AFC. Jordy Nelson has posted a touchdown in each of his last five games against the AFC.
Clay Matthews has fared well against the AFC, with 12 sacks in his last fifteen games against the AFC, he is looking for his fourth in a row with a sack against the AFC, and recorded a sack the last time these two teams played. Julius Peppers has accumulated two sacks and two forced fumbles in three games against the Jets.
Let’s hope the Jets can continue their good fortunes in this series.