GAINING EXPERIENCE: The Jets, whose Kickoff Weekend roster averaged 25.13 years of age (tied for the youngest in the league) leads the NFL over the first two weeks in snaps taken by rookie first-year players • On offense, four different rookies have taken a league-leading 438 snaps, including 100+ snaps by quarterback Zach Wilson, guard Alijah Vera-Tucker and wide receiver Elijah Moore • On defense, four different rookies have taken a league-leading 213 snaps, 100 snaps more than the NFL average, while rookie cornerbacks Michael Carter II and Brandin Echols have both taken at least 75 snaps.
BACKFIELD PRESSURE: The defense is one of just nine teams in the league with at least 10 quarterback hits and 10 tackles for loss • Defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers, the team’s leader in sacks (2.0) and quarterback hits (three), has recorded sacks in consecutive games and is one of just five players since Week 15 of the 2020 season to post a sack in four of his last five games played.
DEFENSE: Over the first two weeks, the Jets defense has ranked in the top three in both opponent’s red zone touchdown percentage (allowing touchdowns on two of seven possessions) and opponent’s third-down conversion percentage, the only team in the league in the top three in both.
RUSHING OFFENSE: Last week vs. NE (9/19), the Jets produced 152 yards rushing on 31 carries (4.9 average), including seven carries of 10+ yards • Those seven 10+ yard runs are tied for the second most in a game this season and only the ninth time in the last 10 seasons they have produced at least seven carries of 10+ yards in a game • Running backs Michael Carter (three) and Ty Johnson (two) each have multiple carries of 10+ yards, while Carter is tied for second among all rookies in carries of 10+ yards this season.
PASSING OFFENSE: Through the first two games, the Jets offense and quarterback Zach Wilson have eight completions of 20+ yards and at least three in each of the first two games • Additionally, five different players have caught a pass of at least 20 yards, including multiple receptions by wide receivers Corey Davis (three) and Braxton Berrios (two).
GAME AT A GLANCE
All-Time Record vs. DEN: 16-20-1 (0-1 Postseason)
All-Time ROAD Record vs. DEN: 8-11 (0-1 Postseason)
Last Time vs. DEN: L, 28-37 vs. DEN (10/01/20)
First Time vs. NE: W, 28-24 vs. DEN (09/23/60)
Current Streak: Lost One
Most Points Scored: 46 at DEN (11/22/62)
Fewest Points Allowed: 6 vs. DEN (09/12/64)
Largest Margin of Victory: 35 vs. DEN (10/31/65)
Coach Exp. W/L Post W/L
Robert Saleh 1st Season 0-2 0-0
Vic Fangio 3rd Season 14-20 0-0
OVERALL: HOME: AWAY:
16-20-1 (Postseason 0-1) 8-9-1 8-11 (Postseason 0-1)
12/10/17 at DENVER L 0-23
10/07/18 DENVER W 34-16
10/01/20 DENVER L 28-37