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Inside the numbers: Jets' running game

Running back Shonn Greene #23 of the New

Running back Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets is hit by Baltimore Ravens defenders. (Oct. 2, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Maybe it's the running backs. Maybe it's the offensive line. Maybe it's the play-calling. Or maybe it's about global warming and the diminished rain forest.

Whatever it is, the Jets' running game has been lackluster through the first four weeks of the season. This coming from a team and a coach that has played ground and pound the previous two seasons. Take a look at the numbers through the first four games in each of the past three seasons.

GAME 2009 2010 2011
Week 1
(HOU, BAL, DAL)
190  116 45
Week 2
(NE, NE, JAX)
117  136 101
Week 3
(TEN, MIA, OAK)
83  146 100
Week 4
(NO, BUF, BAL)
 132  273  38
TOTAL 522 671 284
AVG  130.5 167.8 71
RECORD 3-1 3-1 2-2

 

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