Turnovers Hold the Jets’ Key to Victory vs. Patriots

October 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Jets are 2-0 after suffering a loss in 2013. If they want to make it 3-0, they'll have to fix their problems with turnovers on both sides of the ball.
The offense has put the team in holes with 14 turnovers, the fifth most in the NFL through six games. The defense, however, hasn't helped matters with just three turnovers of its own. That's the fourth fewest in the NFL. A turnover differential of minus-11 is the third worst in the league at this point.
Coincidentally, minus-11 is also the Jets' turnover differential in their past five games against the Patriots—all losses. Rex's Jets are 3-1 against the Patriots when they win the turnover battle or finish in an even split, but they are 0-6 when losing the turnover battle.
"We made too many mistakes to beat them," an exasperated Rex Ryan said, via NewYorkJets.com, after a 29-26 loss in overtime in 2012, where the Jets turned the ball over twice, including on the final play of the game.
"We help...

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