Following their 34-16 beating of the Denver Broncos on Sunday ,it should come as no surprise to see that the Jets have garnered some high praise from around the league.
First, running back Isaiah Crowell was named the AFC’s offensive player of the week after racking up 219 yards on the ground, part of which came on a 77-yard touchdown run.
Offensive Players of the Week (Week 5):
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In addition to Crowell’s recognition, the big guys up front doing all of the blocking were recognized by NFL.com’s Shaun O’Hara, who dubbed the Jets starting five as his pick for “offensive line of the week“.
Fueled by a stellar offensive line effort, the Jets proved there’s no reason to fly when you can drive. And did they ever. Pushing a ground attack that earned 323 rushing yards was Isaiah Crowell. He set a Jets franchise record for individual rushing yards in a single game with 219 on 15 carries — that’s a whopping 14.6 yards per carry. Powell bounced back from the poor start to finish with 20 carries for 99 yards (5.0 yards per carry). The offensive line provided enormous help, as the unit led the league with 184 rushing yards before contact in Week 5, per Pro Football Focus.
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With the Indianapolis Colts up next, the Jets will look to keep things moving in the right direction.