As many New York Jets fans know, Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson have been splitting the total carries this season, but that is to likely change soon. Chris Johnson has led the Jets with 35 carries, but only for 123 yards. On the other hand, Ivory has 189 yards on 33 carries with two touchdowns. He is averaging 5.7 yards per carry.
Head coach Rex Ryan had this to say after the loss against the Chicago Bears, via the New York Daily News:
"Maybe Chris Ivory will get more time. He's running hard ... there's not a whole lot of guys who want to tackle him."
Ivory and Johnson had similar numbers on the ground Monday night. It was the passing game where the difference was noticed. Johnson did not have a catch, but Ivory gained 52 yards on four receptions.
They will need his production because those type of "safe throws" will really help out a young quarterback like Geno Smith.
The Jets are 1-2, third in the AFC East. They will face the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday. Detroit has the best defense statistically in the National Football League after the first three weeks allowing only 733 yards (244.3 per game). Ironically, the Jets are second in the league in total defense behind the Lions allowing 805 yards (268.3 per game).