Part of the reason for that: Ivory battled left hamstring tightness throughout Sunday's first half. For a stretch of drives, the Jets rotated Ivory and Zac Stacy, their only other active running back, every other series.
Ivory finished with 17 carries for 41 yards (2.4 per carry), with a long of 7 yards. He did have a 9-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter that put the Jets up 17-16. But Sunday was nothing like the previous two games, when Ivory ran for 146 and 166 yards, the third-most and most of his six-year career.
Ivory said he felt fine before Sunday's game. He had no issues in pregame warmups. But then, Ivory was stopped for a loss of 4 yards on the game's first play. And his hamstring began to bother him, the story said. Bilal Powell was inactive. Ivory played through it, but this is something owners need to pay attention to.