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Postgame Notes: Jets-Bengals

Top Notes from the Season Opener Against the Bengals


Captains:#14 Ryan Fitzpatrick, #15 Brandon Marshall, #24 Darrelle Revis, #45 Rontez Miles, #52 David Harris

NFL Debut:Jets 2016 first-round draft pick LB Darron Lee made his NFL debut finishing with six total tackles (three solo)…First-year WR Charone Peake saw time on special teams…Undrafted rookie WR Robby Anderson saw time on offense…Undrafted rookie DL Lawrence Thomas made his NFL debut along with the first start of his career, while registering two total tackles and a special teams stop…2016 seventh-round pick P Lachlan Edwards averaged 51.3 yards on three punts with one inside the 20…Jets 2015 undrafted FB Julian Howsare contributed on special teams, while 2015 seventh-round pick Jets DL Deon Simon saw action on defense.

New York Jets Debut:TE Brandon Bostick saw time on offense…T Ryan Clady made his first start for the Jets at LT helping the Jets amass 152 rushing yards…RB Matt Forte started at running back, producing 155 total yards...DL Jarvis Jenkins saw action on defense...LB Julian Stanford, a member of the team's practice squad last season, saw time on special teams.

Eric Decker:WR Eric Decker caught his first touchdown of the season on a 15-yard pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, marking his eighth-consecutive touchdown reception in a home game dating back to 2015. Decker now has 14 touchdown receptions in his last 17 games dating back to Week 17 of 2014. He is now tied with Jets WR Brandon Marshall in red zone touchdown receptions since 2012 (32). Decker finished with two receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Quincy Enunwa:WR Quincy Enunwa caught the first touchdown of his career on a three-yard pass from Fitzpatrick to cap the Jets 10-play, 78-yard drive opening drive. The third-year wide receiver finished with a single-game best seven receptions for 37 yards.

Ryan Fitzpatrick:QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns, his ninth-consecutive home game with two-or-more touchdown passes. He has now thrown at least two touchdowns in all nine of his home games with the Jets.

Matt Forté:RB Matt Forté finished with 155 total yards (96 yards rushing and team-leading 59 receiving), increasing his total to 67 games with 100-or more scrimmage yards since 2008 (most in the NFL). The Jets RB now has 1,256 yards from scrimmage in his nine Week-One games, the most in the NFL. With his five receptions, he passed RB Tony Galbreath (490) and tied RB Walter Patyon (492) for most receptions by a running back all time.

Ben Ijalana & Brent Qvale:Fifth-year offensive lineman Ben Ijalana made the first start of his career today at right tackle, splitting time with OL Brent Qvale.

Brandon Marshall:Jets WR Brandon Marshall recorded three receptions for 32 yards increasing his total to 885 career receptions, surpassing passing WR Keenan McCardell (883) for 21st all time.

Sacks:The Jets recorded 5.0 sacks in the first half of the contest, their most in a half since they also posted 5.0 vs. PHI (10/26/03). The team's 7.0 total sacks ties for the most on an opening day since 1966, while the last time the team recorded more sacks in a game was in 2013 when they logged 8.0 vs. BUF (09/22/13). The 7.0 sacks on Bengals QB Andy Dalton are the most he has taken in his career.

Defense:The Jets defense held Cincinnati to 57 total yards rushing, their lowest total since holding JAX to 29 rushing yards (11/08/15). New York recorded nine tackles for a loss, their most since vs. BUF (09/22/13).

David Harris:LB David Harris made his 117th consecutive regular-season start at linebacker, the longest streak among active players at his position. Harris finished with four tackles and one pass defensed.

Lorenzo Mauldin:Second-year LB Lorenzo Mauldin recorded the fifth sack of his career on third down when he took down Andy Dalton for a one yard loss to force a punt on the Bengals opening possession. Mauldin finished with three tackles and one tackle for a loss.

Steve McLendon:Jets DL Steve McLendon recorded the sixth and seventh sacks of his career, matching his season-high from 2012. McLendon's two sacks are a single-game career best and his five tackles (three for a loss) are the most since he recorded six at BLT (09/11/14).

Muhammad Wilkerson:Jets DL Muhammad Wilkersonrecorded his first full sack of the season bringing down Andy Dalton on a seven-yard loss in the third quarter. In addition, he also teamed up with DL Leonard Williams for a one-yard sack, finishing with 1.5 sacks, seven total tackles (team high), one tackle for a loss and two quarterback hurries. Wilkerson has recorded a sack on opening weekend in three of his five seasons.

Leonard Williams:DL Leonard Williams posted 2.5 sacks, a career single-game high, for a total loss of 19.5 yards. His 11-yard sack in the third quarter is the most yards lost on a sack in his career. Williams finished with six total tackles (three solo), two tackles for a loss and five quarterback hurries (team-high).

Marcus Williams:Jets CB Marcus Williams recorded his eighth-career interception in the first quarter to halt the Bengals second drive of the game. The third-year defensive back now has eight interceptions in 22 career games played after leading all Jets last season with six.

Special Teams:Undrafted rookie WR Jalin Marshall made his NFL debut at punt returner, kick returner and saw time on offense. Marshall broke free on a 65-yard kick return in the second quarter to set up the Jets second touchdown. He finished with an average of 36.7 yards on three kick returns. The 65-yard return is the longest kick return for the team since 2014 when Chris Owusu recorded an 87-yarder at MIA (12/28/14). On offense, Marshall drew key penalties to extend both touchdown drives - a pass interference penalty in the first quarter and then an unnecessary roughness penalty in the second period.

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