New York Jets 2017 Game Notes: Week 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 13: Receiver Jerricho Cotchery #89 of the New York Jets cannot bring in this pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

The New York Jets have a chance to even their record at 5-5 this season when they travel to Florida and face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

New York Jets (4-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6)


  • Jets own 10-1 lifetime record in series dating back to 1976 and have won eight straight meetings dating back to ’85.
  • Jets posted 18-17 win at MetLife Stadium in 2013 in teams’ last meeting.
  • Jets own 3-1 road record in series dating back to ’84.

Jets By The Numbers

  • Defeated Bills 34-21 in Week 9.
  • Allowed 61 points in four wins, 146 points in five losses in ’17.
  • Outscored 90-33 in the fourth quarter and OT in nine games in ’17.
  • 29 takeaways in 25 games dating back to ‘16 (30 takeaways in ‘15).
  • 44 takeaways in 18 wins, 15 takeaways in 23 losses dating back to ’15.
  • Scored 191 points, 21 offensive TD in nine games in ‘17 (scored 275 points, 26 offensive TD in ’16)
  • Allowed 49 TD passes, totaled 17 INT in 25 games dating back to ’16

Bucs By The Numbers

  • Lost to Saints, 30-10, in Week 9.
  • QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: 16 TD passes, 19 INT in 17 games with Jets (14 games, 11 starts) and Buccaneers (three games) dating back to ’16 (31 TD passes, 15 INT in 16 games with Jets in ’15).
  • 39 takeaways in last 20 games (10-10) dating back to ‘16; two takeaways in first four games (1-3) in ’16.
  • 4-4 record vs. NFC South rivals, 7-9 record vs. rest of NFL dating back to ‘16.
  • Allowed 30 points in two wins, allowed 30-plus points in four-of-six losses in ’17.

Things To Look For

Talk about irony? Who would have thought that these Jets would have an opportunity to equal their win total of a year ago just 10 weeks into the season and do it by defeating the quarterback who led their team the past two seasons? New York has been a disappointing 1-3 on the road this season and in those three setbacks have allowed a combined 94 points in those setbacks. But one-time Bucs-turned Jets’ quarterback Josh McCown should be able to exploit a defense that has allowed the fifth-most total yards per game in the league.