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Jets Dl Wilkerson enjoying strong three-game stretch

New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) leaves the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • After a three-game slump where his highest-graded game was 48.5, New York Jets interior defender Muhammad Wilkerson has put together a solid three-game stretch, posting an overall grade above 80.0 in each contest.
  • In Weeks 4, 5, and 6, Wilkerson struggled against the run, posting a run stop percentage of 4.3, tied for 69th among 85 qualifying interior defenders. He recorded three total stops (constitutes a ‘win' for the defense) in that period, tied for the 42nd-most among 85 qualifying interior defenders.
  • However, in Weeks 7 and 8, Wilkerson ranks 19th among 86 qualifying interior defenders with a run stop percentage of 12.2. His six stops are tied for the third-most among interior defenders in that stretch.
  • Wilkerson had success rushing the passer against the Bills in Week 9, notching five total pressures (one sack), awarding him with a pass-rush productivity (measures pressure created on a per snap basis with weighting toward sacks) of 11.4, the highest of all interior defenders.

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