Seattle Times staff reporter Bob Condotta breaks down the Seahawks’ Week 4 opponent — the New York Jets.
Time: 10 a.m. Sunday. TV: Ch. 13.
2016 record: 1-2.
Coach: Todd Bowles (11-8 in second season with Jets).
By the numbers
The Jets’ turnover ratio this season, which ranks last in the NFL. The Jets have lost 10 turnovers while getting just two on defense
The number of turnovers the Jets had Sunday against Kansas City, the most for the team since 1976.
The number of times the Jets drove inside Kansas City’s 10-yard-line Sunday without scoring a touchdown, throwing two interceptions and held to a field goal
Series record: The Seahawks lead a streak-filled series 10-8. Seattle won the first seven games, lost eight of the next nine and then won the next two. The teams have played just once in the Pete Carroll era, a 28-7 Seattle win at CenturyLink Field in 2012.
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Early line: Seahawks by 1½ points.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: The 33-year-old is coming off perhaps one of the worst performances for a quarterback in NFL history. He threw six interceptions without a touchdown against the Chiefs in a 24-3 loss Sunday. Fitzpatrick has bounced around the NFL since 2005 with a 44-63-1 overall record in his career starts. He had his best season last year with the Jets with 31 touchdowns and 3,905 yards passing. But he has thrown seven interceptions in three games this year — almost half his total of 15 in 16 games last season — against just three touchdowns.
RB Matt Forte: The 30-year-old signed as a free agent with the Jets in the offseason after entering the NFL in 2008 with the Bears. Forte missed some practice time last week because of a sore knee but recovered to rush for 65 yards on 15 carries against the Chiefs.
WR Brandon Marshall: The 32-year-old is coming off his best statistical season (109 catches, 1,502 yards). But like Forte, Marshall battled a sore knee last week and was held to three receptions for 27 yards in the disaster against the Chiefs. He had six catches for 101 yards in a win over the Bills the previous Thursday.
CB Darrelle Revis: The 31-year-old is the second-highest-paid cornerback in the NFL this year at just over $14 million. (Richard Sherman is fourth at $14 million.) He missed some plays in the first half Sunday because of an eye injury but returned in the second half. His play has led to lots of whispers about whether he has seen his best days. The Jets have a stout defensive front, but they rank 30th in pass defense in the NFL in terms of quarterback rating, with opponents completing 71.3 percent of their passes.
The Jets’ keys to success
The Jets are built to win now, with a number of aging vets taking up huge chunks of cap space (Revis and Marshall account for a combined $26.5 million this year) and a stopgap quarterback situation with the re-signing for one year of Fitzpatrick. But the Jets are off to a stumbling start, blowing a late lead in the opener against the Bengals and then after beating Buffalo turning in a disaster against Kansas City on Sunday with eight turnovers, two of which were returned for touchdowns. The Jets’ strength lies in a defensive line that Pro Football Focus wrote Monday is “arguably the best’’ in the NFL. The line is led by ends Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams, all first-round draft picks. Williams, who played at USC from 2012-14, was named to the All-Rookie team last season. The Jets rank third in the NFL in rushing defense at 71.7 yards per game and 3.3 per carry and held the Chiefs, considered a solid rushing team, to 72 yards on 27 carries Sunday. The Jets also rank sixth in rushing offense at 130.7 per game, with Forte fifth in the NFL with 261 yards.