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Jets vs Cardinals: Inside the numbers for Week 6 matchup

Oct 9, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) rushes the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter of their game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) rushes the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter of their game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
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Taking a look at the numbers for the Jets vs Cardinals Week 6 matchup, it doesn’t bode well for Gang Green.

While it’s real easy to look at the New York Jets overall scenario this season and beyond and get depressed, let’s pause for a second. Here is a breakdown of some of the numbers heading into the Jets vs Cardinals Week 6 matchup.

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Whether you are a gambler playing Vegas style NFL, a Draft King that combines fantasy football and betting or someone who just likes to crunch numbers when looking at previews, here are a few examples to chew on.

Jets Playing in Prime Time

37-50 all-time

0-1 all-time vs Arizona/Phoenix/St. Louis Cardinals (lost 17-10 on September 27, 1971, at St. Louis)

17-31 on road

21-29 on Monday Night Football

9-17 on road on Monday Night Football

9-9 vs NFC

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5-5 vs NFC on Monday Night Football

5-6 vs NFC on road

3-4 vs NFC on road on Monday Night Football

Against NFC Opponents

Have lost 8 straight and 12 of last 13 games vs teams .500 or better at time of game or when season ended (Cardinals are 2-3 entering game, but should finish this season with winning record)

Won 6 straight games vs Arizona Cardinals (last loss was November 23, 1975)

Won both games on road last season (Beat Giants and Cowboys)

Lost 4 of last 5 road games vs NFC West Opponents

Fantasy Player NOT to play

Matt Forte

In three career games vs the Cardinals, Forte has never had more than 15 carries and 88 yards rushing.

Matt Forte – Career vs Arizona Cardinals

After averaging 33 rushing attempts per game in their first two games, Jets have averaged just 20 rushing attempts per game in their last three games. (4th fewest rushing attempts in NFL over that span).

The Jets have only run the football on 31 percent on their offensive plays their last three games, which ranks as the second lowest percentage over that span.

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jets vs cardinals

Oct 9, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs the ball against Pittsburgh Steelers safety Sean Davis (28) and safety Jordan Dangerfield (37) during the second half of their game at Heinz Field. The Steelers won, 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Fitzpatrick saves his worst for last

So far this season, the Jets have been in games in the first half only to have things fall apart in the second half. No one better identifies this than Fitzpatrick, who has been night and day in the first and second half.

More Numbers that don’t look good for Jets

The Jets enter Week 6 having thrown 10 interceptions, which equals to over 5 percent of their plays resulting in interceptions, which both rank as the worst in the NFL.

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On the flip side, the Cardinals rank second in the NFL in Interception percentage as a defense.

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