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Week 1 vs. MIA
Rushing: 22 / 101 / 1
Receiving: 3 / 2 / 0 on 3 targets
Jones got off to a great start as he carried 22 times for 101 yards and added two catches. He moved well behind the Jets offensive line and hit the hole with authority and decisiveness. He was also able to punch in his first touchdown of the season as he took a third quarter handoff six yards to pay dirt, which ultimately iced the game.
Week 2 vs. NE
Rushing: 17 / 70 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 5 / 0 on 4 targets
Jones looked quick at times when running with the ball. He made some very nice moves to break tackles and gain some extra yardage. Jones also lined-up as wideout on the first drive of the game. He failed to score on two carries from the three yard line and also took a nine yard run down to the one yard line late in the game to set up the team's only touchdown on the day.
Week 3 vs. SD
Rushing: 10 / 37 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 17 / 0 on 3 targets
Jones only had six carries for 22 yards as the Jets struggled to get into a rhythm on offense and sustain drives in the first half. Things did not get any better for Jones in the second half as the Jets fell behind and had to abandon the rushing game. Jones did run hard in limited action, but did have a costly fumble in the first half.
Week 4 vs. ARI
Rushing: 18 / 46 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 23 / 0 on 2 targets
Thomas Jones ran the ball 18 times for 46 yards on the ground and caught two passes for 23 yards on two targets in the passing game. His numbers suffered with an obvious emphasis on the passing attack, and the fact that Arizona showed some fight and made a comeback attempt in the second half, and New York kept going back to what got them the lead in the first place, their passing game.
Week 6 vs. CIN
Rushing: 17 / 65 / 2
Receiving: 3 / 13 / 1 on 3 targets
Jones was definitely the focal point of the offense against an outmatched Bengal defense as he had 20 touches, finding the end zone three times in total. Jones scored twice out on the ground as he was able to gain 65 yards on 17 carries, running hard and downhill with purpose. His other touchdown came on one of his three receptions as he took a quick pass out of the flat for the score.
Week 7 vs. OAK
Rushing: 24 / 159 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Jones was the workhorse again for the second straight week as he carried 24 times for 159 yards. He was relied on heavily as the Jets struggled to move the chains through the air. Running hard and making some nice moves in the open field Jones found a solid rhythm and broke off some big gains.
Week 8 vs. KC
Rushing: 14 / 54 / 1
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 1 targets
Thomas Jones had a productive day but not what we expected. He only carried the ball fourteen times. He was very productive on those carries but the Jets relied on passing the ball all day. He did get a short yardage TD. Jones was only used once in the passing game.
Week 9 vs. BUF
Rushing: 12 / 69 / 1
Receiving: 6 / 38 / 0 on 7 targets
Jones had a solid game as he went over 100 total yards rushing and receiving while punching in the Jets only offensive touchdown. He has continued his hard nosed running as he now has four touchdowns in his last four games. He also showed his dual threat ability out of the backfield and he was able to bring in six of his eight targets for 38 yards.
Week 10 vs. STL
Rushing: 26 / 149 / 3
Jones had a career day and tied the Jets record for three rushing touchdowns in a game. From the opening drive, Jones and the Jets offensive line began to impose their will on the hapless Rams. Throughout the day Jones showed determination by keeping his legs moving and he also had nice cutbacks. Every one of Jones carries was for positive yards and he seemed to be aided by some shoddy Rams tackling. The second touchdown of the game for Jones was very reminiscent of a rugby play. Jones nearly had his forward progress stopped by the Rams prior to both Tony Richardson and other Jet lineman arriving on the scene. They helped carry Jones the last two yards before breaking the goal line.
Week 11 vs. NE
Rushing: 30 / 104 / 1
Receiving: 2 / 15 / 0 on 2 targets
Jones ran hard and got plenty of opportunities in this game carrying the ball 30 times. He followed his blockers well and got the yards he should. Jones was not able to break off any longer runs as his biggest rush went for 13 yards. His lone touchdown came on a one yard dive late in the game to give the Jets the lead. Also of note, Jones did receive some red zone targets as well.
Week 12 vs. TEN
Rushing: 27 / 96 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 21 / 1 on 3 targets
Jones was the workhorse, grinding out yards on all 27 of his carries. He recorded 30 touches, compiling 117 yards in total while adding a receiving touchdown in the effort. Jones was leaned on heavily by Mangini and the Jets and was able to find just enough against the stout defensive front of Tennessee. He clearly benefited from the effectiveness of Leon Washington in the backup role as he ran hard downhill with authority.
Week 13 vs. DEN
Rushing: 16 / 138 / 2
Receiving: 2 / 21 / 0 on 3 targets
In the second quarter, Jones exploded through a hole on the right side, breaking down the wide open right side of the field for a 59 yard touchdown. In a bizarre play in the second quarter, Jones took a carry up the middle and got tripped up by a defender. However, Jones rolled over the back of the defender without his elbow or shoulder touching, and jumped back up and finished the run for a 29 yard score. Concluding the third quarter, Jones displayed his toughness and speed, breaking tackles on two consecutive runs for 13 and 14 yards. Jones finished with 159 total yards and two touchdowns, another great game for the Jets' running back.
Week 14 vs. SF
Rushing: 10 / 56 / 1
Receiving: 3 / 12 / 0 on 3 targets
Jones played well with the limited number of touches he had. He showed good burst through the line and excellent cutting ability on a few of his runs, making initial defenders miss him several times. Jones did score his 12th rushing touchdown of the season, which tied him for the franchise lead with Curtis Martin.
Week 15 vs. BUF
Rushing: 20 / 78 / 1
Receiving: 2 / 4 / 0 on 2 targets
Although Jones didn't have a monster game, he was once again productive, racking up 78 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Jones' lone score came in the first quarter, when he took a handoff and made it in the end zone for the two yard touchdown.
Week 16 vs. SEA
Rushing: 17 / 67 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 29 / 0 on 3 targets
Jones averaged 4.0 yards per carry, but saw his attempts limited in the second half with the Jets trailing for all of it. Jones did receive 85 percent of the tailback carries, with a 17 to 3 advantage in terms of carries. Additionally, Jones received all of the catches out of the backfield, averaging 9.7 yards per reception.
Week 17 vs. MIA
Rushing: 10 / 23 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 1 / 0 on 2 targets
Jones was keyed and shut down for most of the game, gaining only 23 yards on ten carries as well as being obsolete in the passing game. He found no room to run as the Jets were clearly more effective with Leon Washington working out of the backfield.