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Jets struggle with third-down conversions, hitting 30-year low


Nov 20, 2023

The Jets had a poor performance on third downs in their loss to the Bills on Sunday, going 0 for 11 in those situations. This has been a struggle for them this season as they are currently 30 for 131 on third downs in their first 10 games.

According to Pro Football Reference data dating back to 1991, the Jets’ conversion rate of just 22.9% on third downs is the lowest of any team over that period. To avoid having the worst conversion rate in history by the end of the season, they will need to improve and reach at least a 24% success rate, which was achieved by both the 2005 49ers and the 2002 Cowboys.

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

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