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30-Year Low: Jets Struggle with Third-Down Conversions


Nov 20, 2023

The Jets had a poor performance on third downs in Sunday’s loss to the Bills, going 0 for 11 in those situations. This was just the latest in a string of struggles for the team this season, as they are currently 30 for 131 on third downs after ten games.

According to Pro Football Reference data dating back to 1991, the Jets’ conversion rate on third downs is currently at 22.9%, making them the team with the lowest conversion rate over that span. If they fail to improve their performance, they will have the worst third down conversion rate in history by the end of the season.

Despite Zach Wilson being the quarterback for most of those third down attempts, head coach Robert Saleh made a change during Sunday’s game. Tim Boyle relieved Wilson in the third quarter and Saleh said after the game that they would make a decision about who will start against the Dolphins in the NFL’s inaugural Black Friday game.

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