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Breaking down Jets’ backfield usage in Week 8

We discuss the Jets’ backfield usage between James Robinson and Michael Carter.

Michael Carter #32 of the New York Jets runs with the ball for a first down against the Denver Broncos during the third quarter at Empower Field At Mile High on October 23, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Final Update: The Jets were down most of the game, which largely took the running backs out of it. Robinson finished with five carries for 17 yards but didn't bring in his lone reception. Carter had seven carries for 26 yards and brought in four receptions for 35 yards on seven targets.


Halftime Update: Robinson has three carries for 13 yards, while Carter has three for nine yards. Robinson still doesn't have a target, but Carter has brought in three of his five targets for 29 yards.


The New York Jets are playing an important divisional matchup against the New England Patriots in Week 8 of the NFL season. They lost RB Breece Hall for the year to a torn ACL last week and wasted little time in acquiring his replacement. New York picked up former Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson via trade at the beginning of the week. He is splitting carries with incumbent RB Michael Carter.

New York Jets RB usage in Week 8 vs. New England Patriots

Through the first quarter, Robinson has two carries for six yards, while Carter only has one carry for five yards. Robinson has yet to be targeted in the passing game, and Carter has brought in two of his four targets for 21 yards.