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RB Bilal Powell - New York Jets

5-11, 207Born: 10-27-1988College: LouisvilleDrafted: Round 4

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17 at NE 30 13 46 0 2 1 10 0 0 5.6

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 17 vs NE (13 / 46 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

It was a long afternoon for New York's rushing attack. Powell was deployed in workhorse fashion, but did not find much room to work. Powell had a long run of 24 yards on a toss sweep. Otherwise, he was bottled up by an inspired New England defense that locked up the AFC's top seed. Powell enters 2018 on the final year of his 3-year contract.

2017 Week 16 vs LAC (19 / 145 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bilal Powell turned in one of his best performances to date. Powell ran with power and confidence as he took Los Angeles' rushing defense to task. In the second quarter, Powell ripped off a 45-yard off right tackle. A toss sweep was called-and an inside cut black opened, allowing Powell to cut back and run free for a long gain. In the third quarter, Powell ripped off a 57-yard touchdown run. A toss sweep to the left was called, Powell got to the corner, and sprinted into the end zone. Credit Kelvin Beachum and the center, Jonathan Harrison who made a great downfield block. In the fourth quarter, Powell picked up 20 yards on an impressive cutback run-a toss sweep right was called, but Powell cut back to an open field for a big gainer.

2017 Week 15 vs NO (13 / 44 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bilal Powell ran with patience and intensity against New Orleans' front seven. Powell capped off a 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive with 2-yard touchdown run off left tackle. A toss sweep was called, Powell stiff-armed Vonn Bell in the backfield, and broke into the end zone. Prior to the touchdown plunge, Powell had runs of 6, 2, and 11 to put his team in the red zone.

2017 Week 14 vs DEN (13 / 35 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bilal Powell was the lone 'bright spot' on offense. He had a long run of 12 yards on a stretch play.

2017 Week 13 vs KC (18 / 48 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 2 / 0 rec)

New York's offense totaled 49 rushing attempts, so all three running backs saw numerous opportunities. Powell, however, was utilized most frequently and was a staple in the red zone. In the first quarter, Powell took a toss-sweep off left tackle, bounced off one tackle, and skipped into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown. In the fourth quarter, Powell was given five touches inside the 7-yard line, but was unable to score. After a Kansas City penalty created a new set of downs, McCown called his own number and scored from 1-yard out. New York showed faith by feeding Powell, but he has to convert.

2017 Week 12 vs CAR (9 / 34 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

All three running backs were activeˇand were mixed in throughout the game. Powell had a long run of 14 yards on a stretch play and one 12-yard catch. Carolina has one of the better run defense in the NFL, so the running game suffered.

2017 Week 10 vs TB (10 / 30 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Matt Forte was inactive, so Bilal Powell started. New York's offensive line had trouble blocking Tampa's Front 7, limiting Powell's opportunities. Powell had one long run of 21 yards on a toss, but otherwise, was completely contained.

2017 Week 9 vs BUF (9 / 74 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Matt Forte was rewarded with two touchdown runs, but Powell was impressive in his own right. In the third quarter, Powell ripped off a 51-yard run, his second longest run of the season. A toss-right to the short side of the field was called, Powell was patient, set-up his blocks, before finding a tiny cutback lane to the inside. Once he made the cut, he ran through two arm tackles and one shoestring tackle before rumbling free into the open field. He was tackled at the 10-yard line, but the run was arguably his most impressive run of the year.

2017 Week 8 vs ATL (14 / 33 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

Once again, Bilal Powell and Matt Forte split snaps, but Powell out-touched his elder counterpart. Simply put, New York's running was completely stagnant against a rejuvenated Atlanta front. As a receiver, Powell served as a check down option and caught two designed screen passes.

2017 Week 7 vs MIA (9 / 43 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)

Bilal Powell started the game - and made an immediate impact. On the first play of the game, McCown and Powell connected for a 31-yard gain on a screen pass. Powell showed good patience and vision to set-up his blocks before accelerating into the second level. Bilal Powell split looks with Matt Forte, but Forte was given more opportunities as a receiver. Powell was given a goal-line carry, but was stuffed and unfortunately, didn't get another opportunity because McCown scored on a QB-sneak.

2017 Week 5 vs CLE (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)

Bilal Powell suffered a calf injury in the first half and did not return. Powell, however, was on the sidelines, but the coaching staff opted to hold him out. Prior to the injury, Powell did not find much room as a runner, but was effective as a pass catcher. Powell had four grabs for 28 yards, serving as McCown safety blanket on check downs.

2017 Week 4 vs JAX (21 / 163 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)

In the first quarter, Powell ripped off the longest touchdown run in 30 years. Taking a toss sweep, Powell ran untouched into the second level, slipped and fell. Jacksonville's defense gave up on the play, so Powell got up and sprinted away for a 75-yard touchdown. The touchdown was fluky, but it counts. Outside of this long touchdown run, Powell turned in a solid, workman-like performance. Working in tandem with rookie, Elijah McGuire, Powell ran hard between the tackles and served as a check down option. Powell did make one big mistake, slipping and falling on a designed screen pass that was intercepted, leading to Jacksonville's game-tying field goal. McGuire's play was impressive, but Powell finally saw volume like what he was given late last season.

2017 Week 3 vs MIA (15 / 37 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Due to positive game flow and an injury to Matt Forte, Bilal Powell saw his largest workload to date. The majority of Powell's workload came in the second half as New York nursed a double-digit lead. Powell was rewarded with a 1-yard touchdown plunge in the third quarter that capped off a 7-play, 49-yard drive, giving New York a 17-0 lead. Once again, Powell played like New York's best back, and depending upon Forte's injury, may get more in coming weeks.

2017 Week 2 vs OAK (6 / 13 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bilal Powell started the game, but did not receive starter touches. Matt Forte paced the backfield in yards, but rookie Elijah McGuire was surprisingly given more touches than Powell. Powell had a long-run of 5 yards, a run off left tackle where he waited for a hole to open before hitting and picking up the short gain.

2017 Week 1 vs BUF (7 / 22 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 17 / 0 rec)

Bilal Powell functioned as the clear back-up behind Matt Forte. In fact, Powell did not receive his first touch until four minutes before halftime. When his number was called, Powell showed decisiveness, finding the hole before putting his foot down and accelerating. As a receiver, Powell served a check down that was quickly met by Buffalo defenders. He had a scoring opportunity, but Powell was tackled on the 1-yard line after catching a quick dump off from McCown.

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