Week 8: Position-By-Position Breakdown: Bengals v Jets

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Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) eludes the tackle of Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Shamarko Thomas (29) during a punt return during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Steelers won the game 19-6. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receivers:
AJ Green alone is better than all of the Jets WRs combined. The Jets top 2 WRs (Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill) have combined for 43 receptions, 636 yards and 3 TDs. AJ Green alone has 43 receptions, 619 yards and 5 TDs. The Jets top 3 WRs (Kerley, Hill and Holmes) have combined for 53 receptions, 879 yards and just 4 TDs – and Holmes is unlikely to play. The Bengals top 3 WRs (Green, Jones, Sanu) are fairly healthy (Jones shoulder) have combined for 83 receptions, 1,096 yards and 8 TDs.
Advantage: Bengals
Tight Ends:
Kellen Winslow was having a pretty good comeback year (17 receptions, 169 yards and 2 TDs)…until he got busted for PE drugs. Note to Winslow, cheating is not very “SOLDIER” like. In his absence, Jeff Cumberland has stepped in and performed well (14 receptions, 239 yards, 17.1 ypc and 2 TDs). Cumberland is the Jets only TE threat – the other TE on the Jets roster (Reuland) has 1 catch for 7 yards. The Bengals on the other hand, feature 2 big TEs that can catch the ball (Eifert and Gresham) and have combined for 50 receptions, 544 yards, and 1 TD. Outside of the lack of TDs from the TE position, the Bengals TEs are having an outstanding year.
Advantage: Bengals
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