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


Nov 20, 2023

The Jets had a disappointing performance on third downs in Sunday’s loss to the Bills, going 0 for 11 in those situations. This contributes to their historical struggles on third downs this season as they are just 30 for 131 on third downs in their first 10 games. According to Pro Football Reference data dating back to 1991, the Jets’ 22.9 percent conversion rate on third downs is the lowest for any team over that span.

The Jets will have to reach a conversion rate of at least 24 percent in order to avoid having the worst third down conversion rate in history by the end of the season. They have struggled with converting third downs throughout the season and head coach Robert Saleh made a change during Sunday’s game when Tim Boyle relieved Zach Wilson in the third quarter. After the game, Saleh said that they will make a decision on Monday about who will start against the Dolphins in the NFL’s inaugural Black Friday game.

Despite having one of the lowest conversion rates on third downs, there is still hope for improvement for the struggling Jets team. With a few more successful attempts, they could climb out of their current slump and turn things around before it’s too late.

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