Exceptional stats from Week 8 win over Bengals
After a rather disastrous start to the season, the Jets clinched a huge victory over the Bengals in Week 8.
The offense clicked behind White White and Michael Carter’s play and the defense did enough to contain the Bengals’ offense in the top 10 before a late-game interception set the Jets up for a touchdown.
The victory produced insane numbers for the underdog Jets. White established a few early franchises in his NFL debut and the team also broke a few bad streaks in the process.
Here are five remarkable stats from the Week 8 win.
Mike White’s 405-yard passing performance set some marks for him and the franchise. It was the first time a Jets quarterback has thrown at least 300 yards since Sam Darnold did so in Week 12 of the 2019 season. It was the first time that a Jets QB had at least 400 yards since Vinny Testaverde on Dec. 24, 2000.
White also joined Cam Newton as the only quarterback since 1950 to throw more than 400 yards in his first career start in the NFL. White is the only quarterback since then to throw for 400 yards and three touchdowns on his first NFL start, according to ESPN.
At the start of Week 8, Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase had totaled at least 54 receiving yards or at least four receptions in every game this season. He’s already made 35 receptions for 754 yards and six touchdowns. The stellar rookie scored a touchdown against the Jets, but was limited to three catches for 32 yards.
Not only did the Jets’ 511 offensive yards set a season high for the team, but it was also their most rushing since Week 3 of the 2013 season. Geno Smith led the Jets to a victory of 27-20 over the Bills under Rex Ryan with 331 passing yards and two touchdowns that day. This time it was White, a first-time starter, and rookie Carter leading the way.
White crushed the “boring” side of being an NFL quarterback. He constantly checked his lower passes and made 24-28 passes on less than 10 yards for 263 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. This distance is the second on short passes in a game since 2016, according to NextGen Statistics.