RB Lex Hilliard - New York Jets
|5-11, 231||Born: 7-30-1984||College: Montana||Drafted: Round 6|
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Week 9: at Kansas City Chiefs
Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. The Jets will send Michael Vick into the grinder this week as their new starting quarterback, but he has shown little to inspire confidence in the way of an instant upgrade for New York (46.4% completions this year, with zero TDs and one interception thrown). This may mean a healthy dose of carries for lead back Chris Ivory (34/150/3 rushing and 4/18/0 receiving over the past two games). Change of pace options Bilal Powell (6/35/1 rushing and 1/12/0 receiving) and Chris Johnson (15/68/0 rushing and 4/32/0 receiving during the past two contests) may seen an uptick in their touches as well.
However, this weekend the Jets' offense has to operate within deafening Arrowhead Stadium - and the Chiefs know they can stack the box and rush Vick effectively at home. There may be very little in the way of running room (St. Louis managed 19/84/0 rushing last week while Austin Davis took seven sacks for -44 yards at Arrowhead).
Advantage, Kansas City.
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