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Week 2 vs. NE
Receiving: 1 / 19 / 0 on 1 targets
Keller was not much of a factor for the Jets in the loss.
Week 3 vs. SD
Receiving: 4 / 41 / 1 on 8 targets
Keller led the Jets with two catches for 22 yards in the first half. Early in the second half, QB Brett Favre tried to hit Keller deep in the end zone, but he was doubled covered and the pass was broken up. Keller would get his first career touchdown on a 13 yard completion later on in the game. Only Coles and Cotchery were targeted more then Keller in the game.
Week 4 vs. ARI
Receiving: 1 / 24 / 1 on 3 targets
Dustin Keller was targeted three times, and was able to make one big play for his club, catching a 24 yard touchdown on his only reception of the game.
Week 7 vs. OAK
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 3 targets
Keller saw three looks come his way from Favre, catching only one of them for six yards. He saw one deep ball come his way in the overtime period, however was not able to come up with the catch.
Week 8 vs. KC
Receiving: 4 / 38 / 0 on 5 targets
Dustin Keller was a target on a consistent basis throughout the game. He wasn't used as the check down receiver but the primary target on three receptions. His long reception was a mid-range target that he was able to get some yards after the catch. It wasn't phenomenal but it was an effective day from the tight end.
Week 9 vs. BUF
Receiving: 2 / 19 / 0 on 4 targets
Keller saw an increased number of looks on the day but was only able to come away with two grabs for 19 yards. He was targeted more than recent games and did receive a red zone target from Favre on a second down play early in the first half.
Week 10 vs. STL
Receiving: 6 / 107 / 1 on 6 targets
Aside from Thomas Jones, he was the next most effective player. It was obvious that the Jets had game planned to send Keller on deeper routes to take advantage of various match ups. The strategy worked throughout the game and Favre found him a couple of times for big gains. This was Keller's first career 100 yard game.
Week 11 vs. NE
Receiving: 8 / 87 / 0 on 10 targets
He and Brett Favre certainly have a rapport with other. He was the most targeted Jets receiver. Many of his plays were seam routes as well as simple stop routes where he found the soft spots in the Patriots zone coverage. Of note, Keller dropped a sure TD that was thrown slightly behind him, although he should have made the catch. He was targeted often in red zone situations and was impressive by catching many balls over the middle and in heavy traffic.
Week 12 vs. TEN
Receiving: 6 / 42 / 0 on 7 targets
Keller had his third consecutive productive outing as he saw ten targets his way, catching six balls for 42 yards and again being used as a catalyst to move the chains and get first downs. Favre clearly looks his way early and often in his progressions, relying on him heavily when he needs a quick five to ten yards
Week 13 vs. DEN
Receiving: 7 / 77 / 0 on 11 targets
Keller hauled in a 14 yard catch near the end of the first quarter slanting across the middle of the field. Keller had some big receptions in the fourth quarter as well, hauling in receptions for 10, 13, and 20 yards all in the same drive. Keller finished the game as Favre's favorite target, bringing in seven receptions for 77 yards.
Week 14 vs. SF
Receiving: 2 / 14 / 0 on 6 targets
Keller was targeted on the opening drive, and not again until there were under three minutes remaining in the game. He dropped a pass on a third down play that ended the Jets' opening drive, and three of his targets were thrown out of his reach.
Week 15 vs. BUF
Receiving: 3 / 35 / 0 on 5 targets
Keller saw a bit more action than last week, bringing in three receptions for 35 yards. Keller had a chance to catch a touchdown pass, but had the ball knocked out of his hands by the defender in the end zone.
Week 16 vs. SEA
Receiving: 1 / 2 / 0 on 1 targets
Keller had a quiet day, and actually saw Chris Baker outgain him from the tight end position, though both tight ends only caught one pass. Both targets came in the first quarter, as the tight ends spent much of the time trying to slow down the Seahawks pass rush in the slippery snow.
Week 17 vs. MIA
Receiving: 2 / 24 / 0 on 8 targets
Keller's eight looks led New York but he was only able to grab two balls for 24 yards against a Miami defense who was very physical off the line of scrimmage. He was used on intermediate routes however was defended well and had a few balls thrown off the mark his way.