New York Jets (4-4)
What they’ve done well: This team appeared elite when it opened the season 3-0 behind the bluster of rookie coach Rex Ryan and apparent maturity of rookie quarterback Matt Sanchez. That didn't last, but what has remained is the running game. The Jets rank first in the league with 1,421 rushing yards, averaging a powerful 4.7 yards per carry and 12 rushing touchdowns. Thomas Jones continues to carry this team.
Needs improvement: Sanchez began the season like the next glamour quarterback in New York, but he has much to learn about reading defenses and understanding coverages. This has manifested itself in the Jets’ inability to convert third downs. They’ve converted only 34.8 of their third-down attempts, 23rd in the league. The loss of stud defensive tackle Kris Jenkins (torn ACL) means that Sione Pouha, Mike DeVito and Howard Green have to fill in, and that’s a significant dropoff.http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/sport ... 32172.html