RB Bilal Powell - Free Agent
|5-11, 207||Born: 10-27-1988||College: Louisville||Drafted: Round 4, pick 126 (2011)|
2019 Week 5 vs PHI (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell was dressed - that's the best you can say about him, as he saw just two snaps on offense and carried the ball only once in the fourth quarter.
2019 Week 6 vs DAL (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell saw the field more than Ty Montgomery (a dozen offensive snaps compared to six for Montgomery) but didn't see much action from it. He's obviously a distant third for actual touches with Le'Veon bell getting the most carries and Montgomery getting targets.
2019 Week 7 vs NE (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
If Ty Montgomery is barely an afterthought, Bilal Powell must only get on the field by accident. Powell saw just four snaps on offense and had no luck on his single carry.
2019 Week 8 vs JAX (4 / 11 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell just did some cleanup work for Bell. He continues to not be a factor.
2019 Week 9 vs MIA (2 / 16 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell once again saw almost no work, though he did have a nice ten yard run in the second quarter, where both of his carries took place.
2019 Week 10 vs NYG (7 / 15 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell didn't fare much better then starter LeVeon Bell, and didn't have the fallback of being targeted in the pass game.
2019 Week 11 vs WAS (7 / 42 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Powell got more carries than normal in part because the game was so lopsided and he actually looks a little more confident than LeVeon Bell does, hitting the holes more quickly and getting through them more swiftly. As a result Powell was very effective in this game, particularly in the late first quarter when he did most of his damage, including hitting on runs of 14 and 17 yards. As the game progressed, though, Powell saw less and less work and by the end was non-factor.
2019 Week 12 vs OAK (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Powell saw the field for about snaps this weekend, with most of them and his touches coming in the first half. While LeVeon Bell continues to get the lions share of the carries, the rsst of te day was split almost evenly between Powell, Josh Adams and Ty Montgomery.
2019 Week 13 vs CIN (4 / 14 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
Powell saw most of his carries in the first half, and was not a factor in the offense, especially as the Jets abandoned the run.
2019 Week 14 vs MIA (19 / 74 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
With LeVeon Bell out, Bilal Powell got the bulk of the carries, accounting for 19 or the Jets 29 called runs, but like Bell. Couldn't crack the 4 yards per carry mark, topping out at 3.9. While Powell hits the holes quicker than Bell has lately, he is still running behind a poor offensive line and in this game, was the focal point of the defense's attention. He struggled against stacked boxes and constant hits behind the line of scrimmage. His best run was his longest, near the end of the first quarter, when he touched the ball on five out of seven plays to close the quarter. The Dolphins blitzed, and the one defender who got into the backfield missed his shot at the running back, who had a little Bell-like stutter-step, then jumped through the hole into open space. Powell, who saw few targets in the passing game, left the game late in the fourth, and had X-Ray's done, but results have not surfaced as of yet.
2019 Week 16 vs PIT (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Powell is battling an ankle injury, so it's not shocking he did very little and was on the field for just four snaps.
2019 Week 17 vs BUF (7 / 27 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell had one big 14-yard run in the second quarter where he flashed some decent speed and elusiveness, but he mostly struggled as much as starter LeVeon Bell did behind an offensive line that is a mess.
2018 Week 1 vs DET (12 / 60 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Powell started the game on six straight plays but had to leave with an eye issue. While Isaiah Crowell's numbers might make it tough to notice, Powell had a good day as well, averaging 5 yards per carry. He showed some good burst and the ability to run for tough yards as well. Powell and Crowell look like they are going to split carries, even when one has the hot hand, which Crowell seemed to.
2018 Week 2 vs MIA (5 / 6 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 74 / 1 rec)
Powell got the start but made very little headway against a tough defensive front. He was heavily used in the passing game, however, and was the sole player who found the end zone for the Jets with a 28-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Sam Darnold. Powell ran an intermediate route up the middle where Powell made the grab and then carried the ball the last ten yards for a score.
2018 Week 3 vs CLE (14 / 73 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Every season it seems Bilal Powell gets notched as the number two running back but then finds ways to perform like he's the lead. Thursday night was another example of this, as Powell did more than Isaiah Crowell with two fewer carries, showing good vision to find the lanes, decent speed and the grit to push for a couple of extra yards when needed. Crowell got the two scores, but Powell saw more green to run on. Interestingly, Powell saw only one target compared to Crowell's three and didn't catch it.
2018 Week 4 vs JAX (8 / 26 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)
The Jets ran fourteen times all day, and just six times in the first half. Powell got twice as many carries as Isaiah Crowell, but that amounted to almost nothing on the day. Aside from a complete lack of commitment to the run even when the game was close, the offensive line did a poor job of run-blocking and Powell struggled as much as anyone with the situation. What he was able to contribute was several nice catches. Powell's ability to snag a throw -- even though rookie quarterback Sam Darnold overthrew him a couple of times -- makes him a more consistent tool than Crowell, which might be why the team is starting Powell the last two weeks.
2018 Week 5 vs DEN (20 / 99 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
With a franchise record day set by another member of the backfield, it's easy to overlook Powell's efforts, especially as his day began with a fumble on the Jets' 19 yard line which led to a Broncos touchdown. Powell got back on the field though, and actually had more carries than Isaiah Crowell, along with a very respectable 5 yards per carry average. Powell showed some nice speed at times, and the ability to run hard to gain some extra yards.
2018 Week 6 vs IND (16 / 59 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Indianapolis Colts were determined to stop the Jets on the ground, and make the Jets beat them in the air. That didn't work out so well for them on a macro level, but they were able to bottle up the Jets backfield. Powell was once again the back with more carries, but he was often met at or behind the line of scrimmage and had a hard time gaining forward progress. He fought hard, though, and continues to show the ability to fighting for tough yards as well as breaking off the occasional long run, as he did early in the third quarter on a 16-yard run. Powell seemed to have more success going inside, as just about all of his longer runs came through the middle of the field, while he had more problems turning the corner.
2018 Week 7 vs MIN (5 / 20 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Powell was actually fairly effective before he left with a neck injury in the second quarter. There has been no further information on the injury as of press time, so whether Powell will be out or not going forward -- and for how long -- is up in the air. Check Dr. Jene Bramel's columns for more this week.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
2016 Week 1 vs CIN (4 / 41 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Fans that were expecting to see more opportunities came away disappointed, but when given touches, he produced. Powell was the clear back-up to Forte and only received six touches compared to 28 touches for Forte. When given the ball, however, Powell made plays. In the third quarter, Powell took designed handoff on a draw play for 16 yards and a first down. Powell was also utilized as a receiver, catching two short dump off passes for minimal gains.
2016 Week 2 vs BUF (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Given Forte's workload, Powell only saw three opportunities as a ball carrier/receiver. Powell was used sparingly as a receiver on third downs, but when asked to pass block, he was able to pick up blitzing defenders.ć Forte's sizeable workload is unsustainable over a 16-game season, so expect Powell to receive more work in the following weeks.
2016 Week 3 vs KC (4 / 30 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)
After two relatively non-existent weeks of game action, Bilal Powell led the team in catches and receiving yards in Week 3. With New York in 'catch-up mode' for the majority of the second half, Powell caught check down passes, set-up screens, and generated yards after the catch. Powell also uncharacteristically fumbled in the first half, which has been a rarity in his career. Matt Forte was the clear lead back, but Powell had a role as New York tried to move the ball downfield late in the game.
2016 Week 4 vs SEA (4 / 26 / 0 rush, 9 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)
Taking advantage of Seattle's zone coverage on third downs, Bilal Powell found success on short dump-off passes out of the backfield. New York's offensive found itself in a lot of 3rd and long situations, which backed up Seattle's linebackers and gave Powell run after the catch opportunities. Powell's final stat line looks better than Forte's, but he was able to take advantage of relaxed defensive fronts as Seattle did not view him as a dynamic play-making threat.
2016 Week 5 vs PIT (4 / 10 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)
Taking advantage of Pittsburgh's zone coverage on third downs, Bilal Powell found success on short dump-off passes out of the backfield. New York's offensive found itself in a lot of 3rd and long situations, which backed up Pittsburgh's linebackers and gave Powell run after the catch opportunities. Powell's final state line once again looks a little better than Forte's, but negative game script gave him more opportunities.
2016 Week 7 vs BAL (4 / 18 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Matt Forte was utilized in true workhorse fashion as a runner and as a receiver, leaving few opportunities for Powell. When given opportunities, Powell produced. Powell had a long run of nine yards, running hard off of left tackle for a first down. The score was fairly close for the majority of the game, which negated his role as a pass catcher.
2016 Week 8 vs CLE (6 / 76 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
As the season progresses, Bilal Powell has been given more opportunities to produce. In the first half, Powell proved that he is deserving of more touches. Fitzpatrick audibled out a designed pass play to Brandon Marshall and handed it off to Powell, who rumbled 35 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown. Cleveland was showing a two-deep safety look and Fitzpatrick made the right decision to audible. Powell received a few great blocks on the outside, namely from Quincy Enunwa, and rumbled down the left sideline for the long touchdown run. Outside of the touchdown run, Powell saw opportunities on third down and made several key runs. On a 3rd-and-14 play, Powell took a delayed handoff off left tackle and picked up 15 yards to preserve the drive. Powell is running with a lot of toughness and determination whenever he gets the ball.
2016 Week 9 vs MIA (6 / 22 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Another week, another sold performance by Bilal Powell. Spelling Forte throughout the game, Powell was featured as a runner off-tackle and as a receiver in the flats. Powell had a long catch-and-run of 15 yards on a designed screen in the middle of the field. As a runner, Powell did not find much room to run inside, but when he got to the edge, he made linebackers miss for three, four yard gains.
2016 Week 10 vs LA (4 / 37 / 0 rush, 7 / 7 / 52 / 1 rec)
Another week, another sold performance by Bilal Powell. Spelling Forte throughout the game, Powell was featured as a runner off-tackle and as a receiver in the flats. As a runner, Powell showed some burst and explosiveness on designed draw plays. Of note, Powell had a long run of 17 yards where he showed patience by stepping up his blocks before putting his foot in the ground and exploding into the second level. Given the conservative gameplan called with Petty under center, Powell was featured as a receiver on throws into the flats and wheel routes. Powell was involved on New York's only touchdown play, a hook-and-ladder play where Brandon Marshall made the initial reception and flipped the ball to Powell who ran it into the end zone from five yards out.
2016 Week 12 vs NE (8 / 36 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell looked more explosive than his backfield counterpart, Matt Forte, but neither back found much room to run. Powell had a long run of seven yards off left tackle.
2016 Week 13 vs IND (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell only had one carry for three yards. He wasn't involved in the gameplan at all, yet castoff, CJ Spiller received four touches in the game and played on special teams.
2016 Week 14 vs SF (29 / 145 / 2 rush, 5 / 5 / 34 / 0 rec)
Matt Forte suffered a knee injury in the first quarter, allowing Powell to assume lead back duties. Throughout the season, Powell has shown good burst and vision in limited plays, but when given a full complement of snaps, Powell looked like the best back in New York. Granted, San Francisco's run defense has been terrible, but Powell was dynamic as a runner and as a receiver. Throughout the game, Powell displayed speed, power and above average burst when asked to run outside of the tackles. Of note, Powell repeatedly punished San Francisco when running off left tackle. When met by enemy defenders, Powell would drive through arm tackles with power and determination. In fact, Powell, at times would 'pinball' off enemy defenders to gain extra yardage. Powell scored two touchdowns, a 5-yard scamper late in the fourth quarter and 19-yard game winner in overtime. On both runs, Powell simply wanted it more than the defenders did. On the five-yard run, Powell displayed low pad level to drive through three arm tackles before corkscrewing his body into the end zone. In overtime, Powell saw a big gap off left tackle, hit it yard and drove through a gang of tacklers and into the end zone. The severity of Forte's injury is unknown, but New York's backfield will be in good hands with Powell.
2016 Week 15 vs MIA (16 / 84 / 0 rush, 12 / 11 / 78 / 0 rec)
Prior to the game, the New York Jets named Bilal Powell their starting running backˇand he delivered a career-best performance. Powell continued to show good burst and great vision for the second straight week. Powell ran angry and found soft spots in zone coverage when deployed as a receiver. As a ball carrier, Powell ran hard between the tackles and showed good leg churn when met by enemy tacklers. When cutback lane appeared, Powell would hit them yardage and run unimpeded into Miami's second level. As we saw last week in San Francisco, Powell continued to gain chunk yardage on designed runs to the left side of the formation. Granted, Miami and San Francisco have two of the worst run defenses in the NFL, but Powell's effort and production cannot be understated. As a receiver, Powell was peppered with check-downs from a seemingly overmatched Bryce Petty. Powell hauled in eight of his 11 catches in the first half, showing that a negative game script did not boost his receiving output. While New York's season is clearly over, these games mean a lot to Powell, so expect him to give an elite effort in Weeks 16 and 17.
2016 Week 16 vs NE (15 / 60 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell was given his second straight start and played well, but another negative game script limited his upside as a runner. When given carries, Powell ran with a low pad level, ran through arm tackles, and displayed good vision to find cutback lanes when needed. Matt Forte was deemed inactive, so Khiry Robinson functioned as his back-up and spelled him in throughout the game.
2016 Week 17 vs BUF (22 / 122 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 15 / 1 rec)
With Matt Forte on injured reserve, Bilal Powell was once again the 'bellcow' running back and delivered a strong performance for the fourth straight week. Powell displayed great vision and routinely found cutback lanes for chunk yardage. Powell had a long run of 25 yards where he found a cutback lane and run unimpeded into the second level. As a receiver, Powell caught the first touchdown pass of the game, a short two-yard strike. Powell ran into the flat and caught a quick strike from Fitzpatrick and ran unimpeded into the end zone. Both Powell and Forte have two years remaining on their contracts.
2015 Week 1 vs CLE (12 / 62 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Powell played on some third downs during the first three quarters, but didn't receive early down work until late in the fourth quarter. Powell had a few impressive runs against Cleveland's second stringers, which included a 21-yard burst off right tackle. Ivory is the clear 'early down' bellcow for this offense, but Powell is a good pass blocker and e respective pass catcher.
2015 Week 2 vs IND (12 / 38 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 16 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell saw 16 touches in this game as he split duties with Chris Ivory against the underrated Colts front seven. The screen passes were largely ineffective all night though Powell did have 4 catches for 16 yards. Powell was stuffed at the line of scrimmage by Vonte Davis, who was injured on the play, in the first half on one of these screen passes. Powell boasted a meager 3.16 yards per carry in this game but was dependable for the Jets. He nearly lost his first fumble of his Jets career in the 4th quarter but they would recover. The very next play Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Powell for a 9-yard gain and first down in the slot. Later on the drive he would break his longest run of the night breaking a few tackles for 23 yards to the left side of the field.
2015 Week 3 vs PHI (10 / 31 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 44 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell started in place of the injured Chris Ivory and was utilized as a true 'bell cow' running back. New York, however, fell into an early double digit hole, relegating Powell to a one-dimension, passing game role. Powell primarily served as a check down option for Fitzpatrick, catching short dump off passes for minimal gains. Powell was able to get what was blocked, but does not possess open field moves to rip off big gains. New York's offensive line had some trouble against Philadelphia's front seven which didn't make matters easier for him.
2015 Week 4 vs MIA (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
With Ivory back from injury, Bilal Powell was relegated to third-down work. Powell caught one pass for twelve yards, but left during the second quarter with a groin injury.
2015 Week 6 vs WAS (4 / -2 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell played limited snaps during the first quarter and left during the second quarter with an ankle injury. Zac Stacy assumed Powell's role after Powell left the game.
2015 Week 11 vs HOU (4 / 22 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec)
Playing in his first game since Week 6, Bilal Powell re-took his role as New York's passing down running back. Powell, however, racked up the majority of his yardage during garbage time. Powell served as Fitzpatrick's preferred check down option and found some room to run against Houston's zone coverage. Powell had an impressive 25-yard catch-and-run where he evaded the first defender, cut across the field, and accelerated into the open field.
2015 Week 12 vs MIA (6 / 28 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell spelled Chris Ivory throughout the game and caught a few passes on third downs. New York's controlled the clock and the game flow for nearly the entire game, so his opportunities were somewhat limited.
2015 Week 13 vs NYG (6 / 17 / 0 rush, 13 / 8 / 91 / 1 rec)
While Fitzpatrick, Marshall, and Decker stole the headlines, Bilal Powell was the unsung hero of this victory. The Giants were able to generate a pass rush throughout the game, so Powell was asked to step in and chip defenders while also serve as Fitzpatrick's safety valve. Powell, not Ivory, was Fitzpatrick's check down option, sneaking out into the flat and making plays when given opportunities. During the second quarter, a screen in the middle of the field was set-up for Powell--and he turned it into a 25-yard touchdown scamper. Credit the offense line for a few key blocks, but Powell's open field moves helped propel him into the end zone. While his pass catching ability is a nice bonus, Powell's passing blocking ability cannot be undermined--it was one of the contributing factor's to the Jets' victory.
2015 Week 14 vs TEN (3 / 36 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 46 / 1 rec)
Bilal Powell turned in another strong performance, compiling 82 total yards and a touchdown. Powell saw nearly all of the third down work and had problem beating linebackers in one-on-one coverage. During the second quarter, Fitzpatrick set-up a quick screen in the red zone and Powell turned it into a 16-yard touchdown scrambler. Credit Powell for finding running room, but acknowledge he benefitted from some atrocious tackling Tennessee defenders. As a ball carrier, Powell was able to find running room against Tennessee's generous run defense. Powell provides the lightning to Ivory's thunder, which gives New York's offense a valuable ingredient.
2015 Week 15 vs DAL (6 / 25 / 1 rush, 7 / 7 / 54 / 0 rec)
Week after week, Bilal Powell is getting stronger and more decisive as a runner and pass catcher. New York's offensive line had trouble in power running plays, giving Powell opportunities to make plays on the perimeter. Powell caught a season-high seven passes as he had no problem beating line backers in coverage. Powell also some early down and red zone work as Chan Gailey opted to rotate his two top backs. Powell re-affirmed Gailey's decision by exploding off right tackle for a 12-yard touchdown during the first quarter. This was one play where New York had success running power to the right side of the formation. Powell displayed his vision and decisiveness by making one cut before accelerating into the end zone.
2015 Week 16 vs NE (7 / 56 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 34 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell has been a fixture in this offense since the 2011 season---and he's playing arguably his best football of his career. Known for his solid pass blocking ability and pedestrian receiving ability, Powell has totally transformed his skill set and redefined himself as a runner. Powell started the game and looked explosive on his first few runs. Powell showed patience and discipline behind his blockers, allowing holes to open before accelerating through them. On a few designed draw plays, Powell looked like he was shot out of a cannon, accelerating through arm tackles before racing into the secondary. As a pass catcher, Powell displayed impressive pass game chops, setting up his blocks before running for first downs. As an impending free agent, Powell may have played his last home game at MetLife Stadium--and it's a performance that fans will not forget.
2014 Week 1 vs OAK (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell only had one carry for four yards. He is clearly the third running back on the depth chart.
2014 Week 2 vs GB (4 / 16 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell's snaps were limited during the first half, but he played more frequently during the second half. Chris Johnson looked completely uninterested in playing and Powell took advantage of his opportunities on third downs. Early in the second quarter, Powell ran a wheel route and hauled in a 12-yard pass to prolong a drive that led to Ivory's short touchdown run. During the second half, Powell looked motivated as he was Smith's main pass protector on third downs. Smith was only sacked once, which is a testament to Powell's abilities as a blocker. Powell is clearly the third running back, but his effort led to more playing time.
2014 Week 3 vs CHI (2 / 13 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell is still the third running back. Powell received two fourth quarter carries, one of which went for seven yards off right tackle. With Ivory assuming more work as the passing game, Powell's opportunities were limited.
2014 Week 5 vs SD (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell received two carries during the second half, but was unable to do much. His carries both went off right tackle for small gains. Powell did not receive any targets in the passing game.
2014 Week 6 vs DEN (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell is a non-factor on offense. He received two third quarter carries when his team was trailing 24-6. Powell ran off left tackle on his both of carries.
2014 Week 7 vs NE (1 / 7 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell was New York's designated Wildcat quarterback, but only totaled seven yards on two play calls. Powell occasionally appeared on third downs as the pass blocker, but his role is minimal.
2014 Week 8 vs BUF (4 / 28 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell played during fourth quarter garbage time. Powell's had a lot of room to operate as Buffalo's coverage sat in zone for the majority of the fourth quarter. Powell cashed in a three-yard touchdown run during the late fourth quarter. Powell was untouched as he ran up the middle for the score.
2014 Week 9 vs KC (5 / 20 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell was once again featured as New York's Wildcat quarterback. Powell handled one Wildcat snap in each quarter, but Powell was unable to generate any big plays. Powell had a long run of 12 yards were he ran behind a Nick Mangold block for a first down.
2014 Week 10 vs PIT (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Once again, Powell played a secondary role in the offense. Powell was New York's Wildcat quarterback and handed the ball off to Johnson on his plays.
2014 Week 15 vs TEN (1 / 8 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell continued to see time as New York's 3rd down running back. Powell did a nice job as a pass blocker, giving Smith extra time to target his receivers. Powell also caught two passes on designed screens, but was unable to generate any meaningful yardage.
2014 Week 16 vs NE (5 / 21 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell received a season-high seven touches as New York opted to mix-in Powell on third-downs. Chris Johnson was completely ineffective as both a runner and receiver, but Powell looked a little more explosive between the tackles and on the edges. Powell was also effective as a blocker on a third-and-long passing situations, a role he has always excelled in.
2013 Week 1 vs TB (12 / 29 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell did not have much success against Tampa Bay's stout run defense. The Jet primarily ran one-back formations, but without the aid of a lead blocker, running lanes were quickly closed. Powell was the lead 'Wildcat' running back, but this formation failed to consistently produce positive plays. Towards the end of the game, Powell fumbled after taking a big hit from Dashon Goldson. Luckily, Stephen Hill recovered the fumble. While Powell wasn't successful as an interior runner, he found some success on the edges as a receiver. Marty Mornhinweg called several designed screen passes to help Smith develop some rhythm and Powell was the main beneficiary. Powell displayed good vision and wiggle in the open field as he made defenders miss. During the fourth quarter, Powell showcased his talent by picking up 15 yards on a screen pass during a critical drive that led to the go-ahead field goal. The Jets set-up screen plays for both Powell and Chris Ivory, but Powell has superior hands and proved he is more skilled as a check-down target.
2013 Week 2 vs NE (13 / 48 / 1 rush, 5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell isn't flashy or exciting to watch, but his multi-faceted skill set and pass blocking ability makes him a valuable asset for a rookie quarterback. Powell won't rip off any huge runs, but his vision is good enough to consistently pick up three or four yards per play. Powell served as Smith's check down and was the beneficiary of a short, three-yard touchdown run. During the third quarter, Powell caught a quick screen pass, made Aqib Talib miss on an open field tackle, and propelled himself forward for a 12-yard gain. Three plays later, Powell's number was called again and he converted a short three-yard touchdown run. Vladimir Ducasse absolutely mauled Vince Wilfork on the play and Powell waltzed into the end zone behind his block. Ducasse has done an excellent job against tough opponents on Tampa Bay (Gerald McCoy) and New England (Wilfork). If Ducasse and his fellow offensive linemen continue to run block with power and tenacity instead of fighting with opposing players, more rushing touchdowns will come. It's worth watching the news to see whether Nick Mangold or D'Brickashaw Ferguson is suspended for Week 3 due to their fight at the end of the game.
2013 Week 4 vs TEN (14 / 66 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
With both Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson nursing injuries, Bilal Powell was New York's featured running back. During the first half, Powell was very effective between the tackles and was utilized as Smith's check down. New York's offensive line did not turn in its best performance, but Powell was shifty enough to pick-up extra yardage as holes closed quickly. Powell's longest run went for 12 yards so he spent the majority of the game grinding between the tackles for three or four yard gains. Early on, New York intended to set offensive tempo by leaning on Powell, but after Smith threw his first interception, Powell became a secondary option as Tennessee jumped out to a big lead. Powell has great hands and exceptional open field vision, so the Jets opted to feature him more on the edges as a receiver. Midway through the second quarter, Powell turned in his best catch and run of the season; a 36-yard gain on a screen pass. After catching a short dump off from Smith, Powell showed some open field wiggle by making the first tackler miss. Powell showed impressive field awareness by cutting across the field into open space for the large gain. Powell delivered a nasty stiff arm to Griffin as he finished off the run. New York's offense did not make any trips into the red zone, so Powell did not have any scoring chances.
2013 Week 5 vs ATL (12 / 38 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell's stat line seems disappointing, but his performance was once again solid. Both Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson were active and saw touches, but Powell played nearly every snap during the 4th quarter. New York opted to utilize Wildcat packages early in the game and Powell took a few snaps as the read option, Wildcat quarterback. Mornhinweg also deployed a 'Full House' backfield looks where all three running backs were in the backfield at once. Powell ran hard between the tackles and played during critical 4th quarter snaps. During the game winning drive, Powell picked up 10 yards on two carries to firmly put Nick Folk in field goal range. Powell was not as active in the screen game, but that was a product of game planning rather than opportunity.
2013 Week 6 vs PIT (9 / 30 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Powell started the game and earned most of his touches during the first quarter, amassing 38 of his 50 total yards. Powell took two direct snaps in the Wildcat formation, but had trouble generating positive yardage. Midway through the first quarter, Powell earned two carries inside Pittsburgh's 7-yard line, but failed to hit pay dirt. Powell was stuffed on a 3rd-and-1 carry from Pittsburgh's 2-yard line for no gain. Even though he didn't convert the scoring attempts, it was encouraging to see him receive the opportunities. Marty Mornhinweg opted to use Powell on the edges as a receiver and had some early success, but stopped throwing screen passes as New York attempted to mount a second half comeback. Powell left midway through the third quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. After the game, Powell stated that the injury was minor and he should play next week against New England.
2013 Week 7 vs NE (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell started the game, but was quickly replaced by a rejuvenated Chris Ivory. Powell did not look explosive and was quickly bottled up by New England's defenders. After the game, Rex Ryan stated that Powell was not injured and the team simply rode Ivory's hot hand, which may lead to frustration on a weekly basis.
2013 Week 8 vs CIN (10 / 19 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell started the game, but found little success running against Cincinnati's stout front Seven 7. Powell was quickly bottled up at the line of scrimmage and was quickly tracked down when he got to the edges. Powell resumed his role as Smith's check down and was able to earn a few small gains. Powell was an afterthought during last week's win against New England, but it was encouraging to see some carries this week. Overall, the offensive line struggled and the large early deficit made it nearly impossible to establish the run.
2013 Week 9 vs NO (9 / 29 / 0 rush, 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory was clearly the focal point of the offense, so Powell was relegated to a secondary role. Powell did not take his first carry until the second quarter and played as Ivory's backup. New York's game plan was centered on a physical ground game against New Orleans' generous Front 7, so Powell's opportunities were very limited. Early in the fourth quarter, Powell ripped off an impressive 20-yard run off left tackle, but the play was called due to holding. New York's game plan was extremely conservative and Powell did not record a reception for the first time all season.
2013 Week 11 vs BUF (5 / 27 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell has settled into a change of pace, third down back role within New York's offense. Powell only received three first half touches, including a 10-yard run off right tackle. The Jets trailed by at least 13 points during the second half, but surprisingly, Powell was used sparingly. Geno Smith threw a quick shovel pass to Powell inside Buffalo's 5-yard line, but Powell was unable to find the end zone. New York called Ivory's number on the next play and he scored from 1-yard out.
2013 Week 12 vs BAL (11 / 41 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell had a team high three catches for 24 yards, which isn't an encouraging sign for the passing attack. Early in the game, Powell and Chris Ivory alternated snaps, but found little success against Baltimore's front seven. Powell had just five total yards in the first half. Chris Ivory injured his ankle early in the third quarter, so Powell assumed full-time duties for the reminder of the game. Midway through the third quarter, D'Brickashaw Ferguson's block sprung Powell for a game-high 17-yard rush. As a receiver, Powell did his damage late in the fourth quarter, securing three passes for 22 yards.
2013 Week 13 vs MIA (7 / 34 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Alike Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell was used sparingly during the first, taking just two carries for five yards. With Matt Simms in the game, New York called Powell's number more frequently. In the third quarter, Powell turned three straight carries into 22 yards. However, Powell and Simms did not successfully exchange the ball on Powell's fourth carry and he fumbled the ball away. This turnover killed the drive's momentum and effectively ended any hopes of a comeback. Powell was used as a check down option during the fourth quarter and amassed three catches for 25 yards.
2013 Week 14 vs OAK (8 / 14 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell was primarily used on third downs and in change of pace situations. Oakland did a nice job of stuffing Powell's inside runs. Late in the third quarter, New York called Powell's number on a 3rd-and-9 and he picked up 24 yards on a designed screen play. Powell displayed his vision and burst into the open field as he made the first defender miss. Powell's big play led to a Nick Folk field goal.
2013 Week 15 vs CAR (8 / 37 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 19 / 0 rec)
Alike his backfield teammate, Bilal Powell had a lot of success against Carolina's tough run defense. Powell ran tough between the tackles and mid-way through the second quarter, Powell took a shotgun snap and ran up the middle for 15 yards. Outside of this run, Powell was mainly utilized in third down situations where he would catch check down passes. Mid-way through the third quarter, Powell caught a designed screen pass and accelerated into Carolina territory for a 13-yard gain.
2013 Week 16 vs CLE (7 / 54 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell started the game, but he was once again primarily used as a third-down back. On the first play on the game, Powell set-up a designed screen play and ran untouched for a 27-yard gain. However, the play was called back due to a Kellen Winslow holding penalty. Powell was utilized as New York's Wildcat running back, but the package was once again highly ineffective as Powell took two direct snaps for a loss of 13 yards. Before halftime, Powell delivered his longest play in recent memory, busting a 39-yard gain on a trap play. This play put his team in Cleveland's territory and two Geno Smith runs set-up Nick Folk's field goal right before halftime. After halftime, Powell was used exclusively on passing downs, catching short dump offs for minimal gains.
2013 Week 17 vs MIA (21 / 76 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / -4 / 0 rec)
Bilal Powell became New York's featured runner after Chris Ivory left early in the second quarter with broken ribs and a hip pointer injury. During the first half, Powell did not have any big runs and was replaced by defensive tackle, Sheldon Richardson in goal line situations. Richardson vultured a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Powell amassed 17 touches in the second half, which included a 30-yard completion to Jeff Cumberland in the Wildcat package. Powell had a long run of 13 yards where he ran off Nick Mangold's block for the first down. New York led for the majority of the game so Powell did not receive his normal dose of check down passes. Powell finished the season with approximately 900 total yards and one touchdown.
2012 Week 1 vs BUF (3 / 10 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Powell was named the team's 3rd down back going into the season but 3 of his four touches this week came on 1st downs. He finished the game with 3 carries and 1 reception, but all of them came in the first half. With Tebow around and running the ball regularly, there probably won't be many opportunities for backups like Powell or Joe McKnight in most weeks.
2012 Week 2 vs PIT (9 / 33 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Once Greene left with his head injury, Powell carried the ball on four of the next five plays. He looked good in limited action, gaining 21 yards on those four carries. Powell runs in a determined fashion like Greene, but he has more bounce and can move laterally more effectively to gain more yardage than is originally presented. If Powell would get an extended look, the team might be surprised with his ability to balance the offense. If pass blocking is the reason for his limited playing time, perhaps the team should reconsider because Greene wasn't stellar in that department himself.
2012 Week 3 vs MIA (10 / 45 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
While Greene looked uninspiring as a runner, Powell showed some nice burst and elusiveness. Powell appeared on the Jets' third drive and immediately received touches. Powell received three consecutive touches (two carries and one reception), picking up 17 total yards. On his first run, Powell pushed the pile for four extra yards, which was a common trend throughout the afternoon. It's worth noting the Powell came out on the Jets' first overtime series and picked up 19 yards on his first three carries. Going forward, the Jets may want to consider giving Powell more touches. His pass blocking ability must improve, but he has demonstrated that he is the most dynamic Jet running back.
2012 Week 4 vs SF (4 / 11 / 0 rush, 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell came out with the first team offense, but was immediately subbed out for Greene. Powell and Greene rotated each series, but Powell was a mainstay on third downs. Powell did not pass block, but slipped out as a safety outlet for Sanchez. Despite only taking four carries, Powell demonstrated some nice wiggle in space. Overall, the 49ers quickly closed running lanes and forced Sanchez to throw the ball.
2012 Week 5 vs HOU (4 / 18 / 0 rush, 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After starting last week, Powell did not appear until the third drive. When he did play, Powell was largely unimpressive. On his first play, Powell slipped as he ran out into the flat on a pass route. Given Shonn Greene's limitations as a receiver, the Jets were hoping Powell could offer more production, but he hasn't been able to take advantage of his chances. The Jets gave Joe McKnight some opportunities, but he too was unable to make any plays on offense. Powell did have one nice eight-yard run where he cut back into the middle of the field and drove his legs for additional yardage after contact. On passing downs, the Jets left Powell in and he did a nice job of picking up free rushers.
2012 Week 6 vs IND (4 / 14 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
After Greene's fast start, Powell was relegated to a back-up role. Powell took his first carry on his team's second drive. Powell spelled Greene and took the red zone carry five yards for a first down. Two plays later, the Jets attempted to set-up a short, red zone screen pass to Powell, but Sanchez threw the ball into the ground. On his team's fourth drive, Powell was able to catch a screen pass, but was unable to make the first tackler miss and settled for a one-yard gain. During the third quarter, Powell left the game with an apparent shoulder injury and did not return.
2012 Week 10 vs SEA (1 / 7 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
After missing the last two games with a shoulder injury, Powell returned in a backup role. During his team's third drive, Powell took his sole handoff up the middle for a seven yard gain. Unlike his backfield counterpart Shonn Greene, Powell showed some burst. During his team's sixth drive, Powell caught a quick dump off pass and turned up field for a four yard gain. Powell left the game after suffering a concussion in the third quarter.
2012 Week 11 vs STL (11 / 42 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Powell operated as the third down back, as well as taking over as the lead back later in the game. He outsnapped Greene 28-26 and was the beneficiary of both of the Jets rushing touchdowns, both coming on third down runs in the redzone. Before being nicked up over the last few weeks, Powell had been outsnapping Greene, but it had never translated to better overall numbers. On Sunday though, he gained four fewer yards than Green on five less touches, as well as picking up those two touchdowns. With some plum matchups down the stretch, if Powell has secured the fulltime third-down/redzone back for the Jets, he might have a few good games down the stretch.
2012 Week 12 vs NE (12 / 40 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
For the second straight week, Powell delivered an impressive performance. During his team's third drive, Powell amassed 32 of his 54 total yards. To start this drive, Powell received six straight touches, five runs and one reception, as he led the Jets into New England territory. Powell put a nice open field move on Devin McCourty as he accelerated up the left sideline for a 14-yard gain. On a 4th-and-1 play from New England's 31-yard line, Greene replaced Powell and fumbled the ball away. During the second half, Powell took his first carry up the middle for a 14-yard gain. Powell showed some nice wiggle as he ran to left, cut back to the middle of the field, and lowered his shoulder to run over a New England defender. Three plays later, Powell ran off left tackle for a four-yard touchdown. Powell demonstrated that his burst and open field moves are much better than Greene's. The Jets still seem devoted to Greene as their featured runner, but Powell's impressive play has not gone unnoticed.
2012 Week 13 vs ARI (12 / 58 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
For the third straight week, Powell turned in an impressive performance. Powell demonstrated nice burst and balance as he attacked Arizona's defense. Powell started the game, but ceded carries to Greene throughout the game. After the Jets made the change at quarterback, Powell ran with a renewed sense of urgency. With McElroy under center, Powell amassed 42 of his 58 yards and displayed a variety of open field moves. To develop some rhythm on offense, McElroy fed the ball to Powell and he responded by making his longest run of the day. Powell took McElroy's first handoff up the middle, cut to the right, and accelerated into the secondary for a 17 yard gain. Powell showed some nice wiggle by fitting through the tight crease and getting into the open field. The Jets continued to call Powell's number and he rewarded them with strong, inside runs of four or five yards. On a 1st-and-10 carry from Arizona's 14-yard line, Powell made an impressive jump cut to the right and accelerated for a 10-yard gain. Powell's slashing style complimented Greene's hard-nosed running style.
2012 Week 14 vs JAX (19 / 78 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
This was Powell's best performance to date. Given Tony Sparano's reluctance to throw the ball, Powell and Shonn Greene nearly split carries as offensive line gashed Jacksonville's interior defense. Powell was dynamic, displaying an array of shifty moves in space coupled with good burst and acceleration as he made second level defenders miss. Powell scored his fourth touchdown in the last four weeks by taking a carry off left tackle for a four-yard touchdown plunge. Powell's longest run of the game, a 13-yard run off left tackle, was a thing of beauty as he accelerated around Jason Babin into the open field. Given Mark Sanchez's inefficiencies as a passer, Powell and Greene should continue to handle the majority of touches.
2012 Week 15 vs TEN (6 / 28 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Powell spelled Shonn Greene throughout the game. Powell displayed his slashing running style as he took a carry off left tackle, made a shift move, and earned a 15-yard gain. Compared to his last few games, Powell was underutilized as Tony Sparano called more passing plays.
2012 Week 16 vs SD (3 / -3 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Powell had just 3 of the Jets 23 rushing attempts in the game, and was bottled up at or behind the line of scrimmage each time. He had a bit more success in the passing game, actually leading all players in the game with four receptions. On one catch he showed a nice shake to elude the first tackler but wasn't able to gain much more. Late in the contest, he was on the field to pick up some of the "garbage time" receiving yardage
2012 Week 17 vs BUF (12 / 56 / 0 rush, 6 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Nearly averaging five yards a carry on 12 carries, Powell looked like the Jets best RB on Sunday. Clearly the quicker back, Powell's longest run went for 18 yards on a stretch play to the left that took the Jets inside the Buffalo 10-yard line. Powell took the hand off and was able to explode through the hole on the left side before using one quick cut to escape the initial tackle five yards down the field. Powell wasn't just limited to outside runs; however, as he showed elusiveness in traffic and power through the middle, including an 11-yard run through the (baby) teeth of the Bills' defense on the Jets' opening drive. Powell's best play, however, was called back due a holding penalty. Showing a burst that Greene just doesn't possess, Powell was able to make tacklers miss without losing speed and turn the short toss into a 33-yard gain. Powell received six targets in all, catching two for 12 yards.
2011 Week 11 vs DEN (7 / 11 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
While Powell actually saw a fair amount of action, he was unable to make much headway against the Broncos front seven. Powell showed good effort, but as much of his runs were up the gut he was met by defenders at the line nearly every one of his carries. As that was the case, he was unable to get very far on most of his carries. He also fumbled the ball on a goal line carry, though lucky for him the football was recovered--for a touchdown no less--by OG Matt Slausen. It was his first game, but Powell needs to do a far better job of protecting the ball if he's to be a part of this backfield.
2011 Week 14 vs KC (6 / 10 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
With fellow running back Joe McKnight out, Bilal Powell was active for the second time this season. Powell came in during the second half to spell Shonn Greene and then take over for most of the last few drives. Powell failed to really find any room to work, though his runs were pretty much just off tackle and into the guts of the defense. Still, he struggled against a tired and overall mediocre defense. Powell has ability, but he is still pretty raw and clearly not quite ready for a larger role.