NY Jets: Fitz-magic plus Air-Marshall equals victory


The high octane passing attack of the NY Jets led them to victory over the Washington Redskins in Week 6 action.

This is a new NY Jets team in 2015; a team that is no longer self-reliant on the running game for their offensive success. The Jets made a few key additions in the off-season that have totally changed the dynamic of this football team from trading a late round pick for their starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to even acquiring their new star wide receiver for a 5th round pick in Brandon Marshall.

With seven receptions for 111 yards, WR Brandon Marshall joins Don Maynard (1968) and George Sauer (1966) as the only Jets players with four consecutive 100-yard receiving games. This 100+ receiving yard performance is the 37th of his career. Marshall converted a 35 yard pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick into a score. Marshall has scored in four out of five games as a Jet.

via the Jets’ Media Relations Department

Marshall continues to prove that the Jets new front office made the right choice in the offseason by bringing in the mercurial receiver. For the starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick he hasn’t been perfect, but he’s brought a sense of stability to this football team. Here are a few fun-facts provided once again by the Media Relations Department of the Jets:

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick recorded an 18-yard scramble for a touchdown, registering his longest rushing touchdown since he rushed 31 yards for a touchdown in BUF vs. MIA (11/29/09). Fitzpatrick’s touchdown run was the longest by a Jets quarterback since Richard Todd’s 30 yard run vs. NO in 1980. This rushing touchdown is his first rushing touchdown since HST at JAX (12/07/14). Fitzpatrick finished 19-of-26 for 253 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, posting his first 100+ passer rating as a Jet with 113.1. In the second half, he was 9-for-12 for 117 yards and two touchdown with no interceptions for a passer rating of 144.8. Fitzpatrick recorded four rushing attempts for 31 yards and one touchdown, including three carries for 16 yards and touchdown in the second half.

Fitzpatrick will never be confused for a mobile quarterback, but he’s got a lot more athleticism than opponents give him credit for, as he’s shown through the first 5 games. What he does need to do better is use that Harvard brain of his to slide a little bit more to protect not only himself but the team.

Never thought I’d see this quote from an opposing coach. Jay Gruden on Jets offense: “That’s where we’d like to get to.” #nyj

— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) October 18, 2015

Oct 18, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws the ball in the second half against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Beyond the defense that everyone figured was going to be elite this season, the Jets’ offense is the reason analysts and future opponents should take this team seriously as a contender in 2015. Not only do the Jets have a versatile running back in Chris Ivory, but they have an offense that can score more than enough points to win football games.

The next several opponents of the Jets have weaknesses in the secondary which could lead to Jets fans seeing a lot more of this Fitz-magic to Air-Marshall connection.

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