New York Jets (1-4)
Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets’ offense are ranked #8 in the league in third down conversions. That’s typically a stat that indicates success, but the team can’t put together strong performances on both sides of the ball to close out games. They enter the Arizona desert riding a three-game losing streak.
The Jets have lost four games this season and they’ve been outscored by a combined 47-13 in the second half of those losses. Head coach Todd Bowles discussed the second half struggles and there was only one theme from breaking down the film.
“They’re all different in certain ways,” he said about each defeat. “They’re all different in certain games and they have all have their own identity. The common thread is we’re not finishing games. Not for lack of effort or trying, but critical mistakes at different times.”
Arizona Cardinals (2-3)
This was a Cardinals team that most expected to make a deep run in the playoffs and possibly get to the Super Bowl this season. But injuries have taken a huge toll, including QB Carson Palmer and several members along the offensive line.
They have also struggled protecting the football, surrendering 10 turnovers between the two games against the Bills and Rams. Last week was a good step in the right direction as they defeated division rival San Francisco 49ers.
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