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Breaking Down the New York Jets’ Red-Zone Struggles



Michael Vick's insertion into the starting lineup has been more refreshing than a Fresca on a hot summer day. The New York Jets are sustaining drives, not turning the ball over and becoming competitive enough to actually win one of their games against an opponent not named the Oakland Raiders.
Still, there is one area of the Jets offense that hasn't been corrected by a change at quarterback: the red zone.
On the season, Team Rankings indicates that the Jets rank 29th in the NFL in touchdown conversion rate in the red zone, converting just 46.67 percent of their opportunities. Last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Vick-led offense converted on just one of three red-zone trips.
They were able to be dominant enough in other areas of the game—particularly on defense—to secure the win, but this is an area the Jets must be more consistent in if they plan on going on any type of win streak.
 
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