Here's a look at how Rex Ryan's 2009 Jets compare in several key stats and Quality Stats with their 2008 predecessors. Read the complete story of the Jets turnaround under Ryan here.
 
Jets Defense - 2008 vs. 2009

 Category

2008 (rank)

2009 (rank)

PPG allowed

22.2 (18)

14.8 (1)

YPG allowed

329.4 (16)

252.3 (1)

PPGA vs. Quality Oppts

22.7 (13)

13.7 (1)

Bendability

14.8 (9)

17.1 (7)

Defensive Passer Rating

88.1 (22)

58.8 (1)

TD passes allowed

23 (23t)

8 (1)

Passing YPG Allowed

234.5 (29)

153.7 (1)

Passing YPA Allowed

7.0 (18)

5.4 (1)

Interceptions

14 (15t)

17 (13t)

Defensive Hog Index

11.0 (8)

7.0 (4)

Rushing YPA allowed

3.73 (6)

3.76 (4)

Negative Pass Play Pct.

9.0 (12)

9.2 (16)

Third-down defense

61.4 (15)

68.5 (1)