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3 interesting stats from the NY Jets Week 12 win over the Texans

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2. The NY Jets cut back on missed tackles

In positive news, the Jets have become a much more efficient tackling team on defense. Despite the unit continuing to suffer from injuries, the Jets have somehow gotten significantly better at avoiding missed tackles.

That trend continued in Week 12 when they totaled just three missed tackles throughout the entire game. Michael Carter II, Sheldon Rankins, and C.J. Mosley were the only ones to record a missed tackle.

That marks the Jets' lowest total of the season, one week after they finished with just four missed tackles which was, at the time, a season-low.

Over the first seven weeks of the season, the Jets' defense missed an average of 9.5 tackles each game. That figure was worst in the NFL from Weeks 1-7.

But since then, the Jets have been much more proficient in that area. From Weeks 8-12, the Jets have averaged just 4.8 missed tackles per game and haven't missed more than six in a single game over that timeframe.

For as many issues as the Jets' defense has had, they have become much more patient and disciplined tacklers. And considering how many injuries the unit has been forced to endure, that has to be considered a very promising development.

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