Jets’ Geno Smith Records Franchise’s 3rd-Best Single-Game Completion Percentage

September 10, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In completing 82.1 percent of his pass attempts in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Oakland Raiders, Geno Smith of the New York Jets recorded the third-best single-game completion percentage (min. 20 attempts) in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Smith completed 23 of his 28 pass attempts for 221 yards and a touchdown, with one interception, one lost fumble and another 38 yards on 10 carries. He largely relied on short passes, as the Jets' longest gain through the air came on a 26-yard reception by tight end Jeff Cumberland.
Though Smith posted a strong passer rating of 96.6, ESPN's QBR stat looked upon his performance far less favorably, with the Gang Green signal-caller recording a 32.3.
QBR accounts for factors such as game situation, dropped passes and running performance, while passer rating is merely based on a player's throwing stats, meaning that, among other things, it doesn't differentiate between a nine-yard completion on 3rd-and-12 and a nine-yard comp...

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