McCown completed 17 of 27 passes for 209 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 31-28 loss to Miami. He added a yard and a touchdown on three carries. McCown was leading what appeared to be a rout through the third quarter. Despite the team's choke job, McCown was actually better than his stats indicate, with his interception not coming until the team's final desperation drive. The Jets, even with the loss, continue to outperform what they looked like on paper to start the year. McCown has been a big part of that, accounting for multiple touchdowns in three consecutive games.
McCown completed 31 of 47 passes for 354 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Patriots. He added three carries for 21 yards and had a third touchdown pass overturned on a dubious call. McCown entered play with fewer than 250 passing yards in every game this season, but took advantage of a Patriots secondary that came into this one allowing the most passing yards per game in the league. He capped the opening drive with a one-yard touchdown pass to tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and added a 31-yard score to Jeremy Kerley early in the second quarter. It looked like McCown connected with Seferian-Jenkins for a four-yard score in the fourth, but officials ruled that the tight end fumbled the ball out of the end zone upon review.
McCown completed 23 of 30 passes for 194 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Browns. He also lost three yards on three rushes. Even with a non-existent running attack partly hampered by the in-game loss of Bilal Powell (calf), McCown managed to remain reasonably effective and make just enough plays to help lead the Jets to their third straight victory. The 38-year-old now has a pair of multi-touchdown days through the first five weeks and continues to spread the ball effectively, hitting Jermaine Kearse and the surging Austin Seferian-Jenkins for scores Sunday. McCown will look to keep his surprising team heading in the right direction when they tangle with the Patriots at home in Week 6.
McCown was listed on Wednesday's injury report as a full practice participant with a right shoulder injury, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. While McCown's ability to log a full practice suggests his availability for the Week 5 game against the Browns isn't in peril, it's still not ideal for a quarterback to have soreness in his throwing shoulder. McCown took five sacks in last Sunday's 23-20 win over the Jaguars, but he should have an easier time staying upright against a less-imposing Browns pass rush.
McCown completed 22 of 31 passes for 224 yards and an interception in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Jaguars. He also fumbled the ball three times, losing one. McCown has avoided disaster thus far this season, fumbling the ball five times, but he finally coughed one up to the opponent Sunday. He's also thrown three picks versus just three touchdowns. The Jets' surprising two-game winning streak has been predicated on suffocating defense and big plays in the running game. Meanwhile, McCown's job is to keep the Jets on schedule and take care of the football. With limited weapons at receiver, there's little reason to have McCown on the radar as the reward simply doesn't make up for the risk.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||30||23.67|
|13||12/03||Kansas City Chiefs||28||22.71|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||20||20.00|
|16||12/24||Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.29|
|17||12/31||@New England Patriots||32||27.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||58.6||1805||10||8||82||1||130|