In games that Chris Ivory has a rushing touchdown, the Jets are 4-0. In games that Chris Ivory averages over 4.0 yards per carry, the Jets are 4-1. You see the theme. When Chris Ivory is going, the Jets are going. In this losing stretch, Ivory has had games of 17 carries for 41 yards (New England), 15 carries for 17 yards (Oakland), 23 carries for 26 yards and (Jacksonville). This is no coincidence. The Jets need him to take more carries than ever as Bilal Powell is still shaken up, Zac Stacy is out of the year, and Stevan Ridley has had no impact. There is no reason Ivory shouldn't get at least 20 carries this weekend against the Texans. Fitzpatrick is coming off of surgery, and Houston does not have a stout rushing defense.
Ivory has his chance to dominate over the next stretch of games. He will get the touches and he is going up against some of the weaker rushing defenses in the NFL. Houston ranks 24th, Miami is 30th, Giants are 27th, and Tennessee is 20th. If he manages to stay healthy, I could see Ivory finishing with over 1,300 yards considering the opponents.
The Jets need to start winning and need to start relying on Chris Ivory. He is a beast out of the backfield and can give the Jets a major spark. The team controls their own destiny in terms of the playoffs, so get there on the back of number 33.