Re: Kareem Jackson allowing only 2.5 receptions and 35 yards per game
And here was the rest of KJ's performance in the Skins game, which we won 30-27.
On the first drive KJax read the screen pass to Moss well to stop him for no gain on third and nine at the Texans 23, limiting the Skins to a FG.
The Skins then have the ball at the Texans 42.
They threw a pass to a wide open Cooley who advanced to the Texans 9.
On second and goal, KJax set the edge, turned the runner inside to help stop him cold for no gain to force third and a long nine.
An incomplete pass on third down once again forced the Skins to kick a FG.
KJax played a part in this stop.
Both stops were important since the Texans ended up winning 30-27.
In the second quarter, the Skins scored a TD after that long bom to Galloway.
A 10yd fade route allowed by KJ to Galloway was after the long bomb. (He was right there, but couldn't jar the ball out of Galloway's hands.
On the Skins fourth drive, KJax broke up a pass to Galloway on third and 3 to stop the drive, forcing the Skins to punt.
On the next drive, McNabb attempted another deep pass similar to the one to Cooley early in the game, this time to the FB Sellers.
KJax was running with his receiver on a post route; he broke off his man quickly and came back to the sideline ready to break off the pass; McNabb overthrew Seller, however.
They would try it again on the next play to the same side, this time to the TE Davis.
Wilson was blown off by the FB Sellers; once again, KJax broke off his man on a post route to come back to the sideline to cut down Davis at the one.
Too bad, the Skins went on to score a TD.
Still, KJax did everything he could to make it hard for the opponent.
In the fourth quarter, on another third and goal, KJax jumped on his receiver quickly on a quick out route.
With the other receiver bracketed by McCain and Pollard, McNabb had to go to his third read, giving Wilson time to read and break up the pass in the middle.
The Texans blocked the FG attempt which was critical.
In OT, KJax had good coverage on his man, McNabb looked that way, but decided not to pull the trigger; Mario and Okoye came in to combine for a sack.
KJax also made a few more tackles or assists in run support.
If only there was a FS on that long pass to Galloway, one would have to conclude that KJax had a very solid game. He only allowed another 7yd catch in front of the short zone, like I had mentioned in a previous post.
He also had a very solid game the week before against the Colts (week 1).
Nobody could say that Manning picked on the rookie in his first NFL game.
In fact, KJax also had a solid game against Indy the second time around (Week 7).