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  1. Hosts Dylan Tereman and Glenn Naughton break down the Jets’ dominant win over the Miami Dolphins, including standout players from the game. They will also preview the upcoming matchup with a struggling Packers team. In the end, both will give a few names that have caught their eye in college football. Special thanks go out to our long-time sponsor, MILE Social a NJ Digital Marketing Agency. They help us with our online presence and social media. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post Jets Beat Dolphins, Packers Up Next; JetNation Live appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  2. With Alijah Vera-Tucker wowing onlookers as he bounces from one offensive line spot to another, we reached out to former Jets right tackle, left tackle and Redskins guard Jason Fabini for his thoughts. We also asked Fabini what it is like bouncing around on the offensive line. Our host Glenn Naughton also asks for his initial impressions on rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner and the current state of the team. Listen to our NY Jets Podcast and any reviews are appreciated. Special thanks go out to our long-time sponsor, MILE Social a NJ Digital Marketing Agency. They help us with our online presence and social media. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post Jason Fabini Talks AVT & Sauce on JN Radio appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  3. Reviewing the preseason win totals for an upcoming NFL season is one of the most enjoyable things to do for any fan. Reviewing them roughly a third of the way into the season can be painful though as things rarely go according to plan. Injuries take their toll on the sport, and the unexpected becomes the norm. Five games into the season, it’s a good time to check progress on our season win totals. Team Total Pick Current Record Comment Projection Bills 11.5 Over 4-1 Should blow through 11 wins barring injury to Josh Allen Win Buccaneers 11.5 Under 3-2 Don’t see them getting to 12 Win Packers 11 Over 3-2 Missing Adams more than they thought Loss Cowboys 10.5 Over 4-1 Surviving Dak’s injury nicely Win Rams 10.5 Over 2-3 Much less motivated after winning it all Loss Chiefs 10.5 Over 3-1 Still a top contender Win Chargers 10 Over 3-2 Looks tight for 10 Push Broncos 10 Over 2-3 What happened to Russell Wilson? Loss 49ers 10 Over 3-2 Looking like 10 might be right Push Ravens 9.5 Over 3-2 On target, need to be more consistent Win Bengals 9.5 Over 2-3 Big game loser’s hangover in effect Loss Browns 9.5 Over 2-3 What was I drinking? Loss Colts 9.5 Over 2-2-1 The league’s biggest disappointment Loss Titans 9.5 Under 3-2 Brutal schedule tilts a close one our way Win Eagles 9 Over 5-0 No stopping the Birds from 10 wins Win Cardinals 9 Under 2-3 Eight seems like the top possible from AZ Win Vikings 9 Over 4-1 Favorites for division crown Win Dolphins 8.5 Over 3-2 Injuries an issue, but should get to 9 Win Patriots 8.5 Under 2-3 Difficult slate keeps them to 8 or less Win Raiders 8.5 Over 1-3 AFC West life is hard Loss Saints 7.5 Under 2-3 On target, unsettled QB play will help Win Steelers 7.5 Over 1-4 Thought defense would carry them. Not. Loss Commanders 7.5 Over 1-4 Competitive play not adding up to wins Loss Giants 7 Over 4-1 Healthy Barkley help Giants blow past 8 Win Seahawks 6 Under 2-3 Will be tight, probably find 7 Loss Panthers 6 Under 1-4 Top five pick in 2023 draft Win Jaguars 6.5 Under 2-3 Will be close, Sunday’s loss was a bonus Win Bears 6.5 Under 2-3 Five more wins will be tough to find Win Lions 6 Over 1-4 Showing heart but not winning Loss Falcons 5.5 Under 2-3 Playing tough against better teams Win Jets 5.5 Over 3-2 Should blow through 5 wins Win Texans 4.5 Over 1-3-1 Tie might doom this pick Loss At the 1/3 pole, we stand at a respectable 18-12-2. More importantly, let’s look at how our best bets are doing: Buffalo over 11.5 The Bills will push for the top seed in the AFC barring an injury to Josh Allen. Looking at the remaining schedule, it would be a surprise if Buffalo doesn’t blow this total away. We think 14 wins is a lock. Tennessee over 9.5 The Titans have been disappointing so far, yet 10 wins is still very possible. The Titans have been better late than they have been in the early part of the last few seasons. They need someone to step up in the passing game, and the defense needs to be better overall. As for hitting 10 wins, it will be close. Atlanta under 5.5 The Falcons have been feisty through the first five games. Despite dealing with a talent deficit, they have been in every game thus far. The dirty birds have surprised us if we are being honest. The question is can they can sustain that effort for the next two thirds of the season. I think there may very well be four more wins on their calendar, so as of now, we have to expect to lose this one. It would be cool if the books would post a new set of totals mid-season. Now that we have had a chance to see how things are going, it would be fun to look to how the rest of the season will play out. I am going to drop a hint in the suggestion box at Casino 777. If enough of us do the same, maybe we get them to oblige. Play some casino 777 roulette in your spare time in between watching the next Jets football game. Just don’t get so into it that you miss the game highlights! The post Season Totals Progress Review appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  4. JetNation NFL Power Rankings Week Six Philadelphia Eagles 5-0 (Last Week: 1) The top dogs notched a nice road win in Arizona Sunday. The win sets up an early season divisional battle with the surprising 4-1 Cowboys. Buffalo Bills 4-1 (Last Week: 2) The Bills spent zero minutes not dominating the Steelers. It was over quick for Pittsburgh. This week we get a preview of the likely AFC Championship game as Buffalo draws a trip to KC. Kansas City Chiefs 3-1 (Last Week: 3) The Chiefs seem capable of turning it on when and where they wish. It’s not an historically proven method for success, but it works for KC. The Raiders were game and needed the win to save their season. This week’s game is must-see TV as the Bills come to town. Dallas Cowboys 4-1 (Last Week: Unranked) Written off by many, including yours truly, after Dak went down, the Cowboys are playing as well as anyone in the NFC. They get to prove it in a division showdown with undefeated Eagles this week. Los Angeles Chargers 3-2 (Last Week: 6) The Chargers did just enough in Cleveland. Road wins in the NFL don’t need to be pretty. LA gets a desperate Denver team this week who are wondering if they made the right move at QB. Minnesota Vikings 4-1 (Last Week: 8) The Vikings needed a late drive to come from behind on the bottom-dwelling Bears despite dominating the stat sheet. The Vikings travel to Miami this week at an opportune time given Miami’s injury issues. The Dolphins will battle, and the Vikings will need to show their shiny win-loss record is for real. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-2 (Last Week: 10) The Bucs got some home cooking on Sunday as the league decided sacking Tom Brady is a personal foul. The Bucs have not played as well as they did in week one, but the next two weeks set them up to be 5-2 when they play a top-level team again. New York Giants 4-1 (Last week: Unranked) Welcome to the top ten, New York. The Giants got off the mat in London and scored an impressive win against solid opponent Sunday. We’ll see if the Giants have any staying power as they host a talented Baltimore Ravens team this Sunday. San Francisco 49ers 3-2 (Last Week: Unranked) The Niners took out the Panthers who then fired their coach. The victory gave the Niners the top spot in the NFC West. Not trading Jimmy G in the offseason looks like the Niners best offseason personnel move. Green Bay Packers 3-2 (Last Week: 5) The Packers fell in London after building a nice lead on the undermanned Giants. Green Bay usually responds well after disappointing efforts. That bodes poorly for the Jets who visit this week. The post JetNation NFL Power Rankings appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  5. Week Six Thoughts… Brett Favre and the miserable excuses for human beings with which he collaborated to steal money from poor people need to do real time. Not just fines, not country club jail for thirty days, not community service…real time at a real jail. Ok, fine. I was wrong on the Giants. I still don’t think they are an elite team, but 4-1 is 4-1. Hats off, G-Men. So, Matt Rhule was the problem in Carolina? OK, I’m looking forward to that juggernaut of a roster ripping off a nice win streak since they addressed the issue holding them back. Where was this version of Geno Smith when he was with the Jets? The rumors of the death of the Cowboy’s season have been greatly exaggerated. Now that’s how Monday night games should be. Thanks, KC and Las Vegas. I am rooting for Sam Darnold. Who’s with me? Not sure anything can stop the collision between KC and Buffalo in the AFC Championship game. Not sure if there’s ever been a more disrespected 5-0 team than this year’s version of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Birds can run it, throw it, and play defense. There are few teams that can say the same thing. Not in love with all the two-point conversion tries of late. I get the attraction, just doesn’t always make sense. The personal foul for that Brady sack was atrocious. One or more officials need to miss a game or two and some money for that mess. Saw a flash about the Bills checking in with Carolina about Christian McCaffrey. Please Carolina, trade him to anybody but Buffalo. I am enjoying not having a fantasy football team for the first year in quite a while. It’s official…I can’t give up the 9:30 a.m. start time for football on Sunday. More, please. Our Heroes in Green That’s what I’m talking about. It was just the kind of game the old Jets would find a way to drop. Not the 2022 Jets. Nope. The Dolphins were down, and we kicked them just like we needed to. Gang Green was 5-6 in the red zone and didn’t turn the ball over. A +2 turnover margin will win a lot of games in this league. Zach was efficient and Breece Hall was in beast mode all day long. Next week’s game is the Jet’s toughest of the young season. Green Bay will be ready after dropping a very winnable game to the Giants in London. Green Bay doesn’t usually play poorly in back-to-back weeks. It will take the best game the Jets have played all year to leave Wisconsin with a win. The good news is that the Jets confidence is high, and the cross-town Giants put a blueprint on film for the Jets to emulate. The Giants found soft spots in the Green Bay run defense and a less talented receiving core was effective against the Green Bay secondary. The Jets receivers are more talented by far than the group filling in for the Giants last week. The Jets secondary can cover this group of Green Bay receivers. The Jets can get pressure on Rodgers. My concern is the Green Bay running game. When the Packers are down, they go back to basics. Green Bay ran for 203 yards in week two after dropping their opener. If the Jets are hyper focused on Rodgers, Aaron Jones will hurt them. If the Jets can stop the run, they will be in the game with a chance to win it late. The post Week 6 NFL Thoughts appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  6. Have the New York Jets finally arrived? This is the question Jets fans find themselves asking after the team’s 40-17 blowout win against the floundering Miami Dolphins. While Dolphins fans will be quick to point out (and rightfully so), that their team was without their top cornerback, their starting left tackle and their top two quarterbacks, you’ll have to excuse Jets fans for not caring. Not even a little bit. Ravaged by injuries for much of the past few seasons, the Jets have grown accustomed to going to battle undermanned in terms of sheer talent and an alarmingly high number of players held out due to injury. Nobody cared about the Jets then. So nobody should expect the Jets or their fans to care about anyone else now. Already without starting quarterback Tua Tagovaiola, the fins lost second-string quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the day after just one pass attempt. On Miami’s opening drive, Bridgewater dropped back to throw and was far too late in realizing that Jets rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner was streaking in to the backfield on a corner blitz. Before he could set to throw, Gardner had a helmet planted in Bridgewater’s rib cage, leading to an intentional grounding call that resulted in a safety. It was 2-0 Jets and they led the rest of the way. Rookie running back Breece Hall led the way on offense, picking up a combined 197 yards (100 receiving, 97 rushing) to go along with a late touchdown. All behind an offensive line that saw second-year lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker play his first ever game at right tackle after swapping from right guard to left tackle last week. “STILL ON HIS FEET, DRAGGING DEFENDERS!!” Kevin Harlan’s call of @nyjets rookie RB Breece Hall’s HUGE 79-yard play CBS | Paramount+ pic.twitter.com/ZhUoGICd5a — NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) October 9, 2022 The Jets other touchdowns, all of the rushing variety, came from Michael Carter (2), Zach Wilson and Braxton Berrios. The game had an eerie feeling as the first half came to a close. Despite holding a 19-17 lead, the Jets were letting the beaten up Dolphins hang around and had allowed Miami to score 10 unanswered points. Largely a result of pass interference calls and poor tacking against the run for a long stretch, the Dolphins were able to climb back in the game before the Jets put up 21 consecutive points in the second half. Even with that defensive lapse, there were some impressive individual efforts throughout. Carl Lawson picked up a sack and fought his way in to the offensive backfield several times over, picking up multiple pressures to go along with his strip sack. John Franklin-Myers had a pressure that led to Sauce Gardner’s first career interception. Quinnen Williams also continued his monster season, picking up a sack and a fumble recovery. All in all a good day for the Jets who shouldn’t be getting too carried away over beating an undrafted rookie free agent at quarterback, but who should be plenty happy over hanging 40 points on a division rival at home. Next up? Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on the road. The post Jets Fillet the Fish; Ground Attack Leads Gang Green to 40-17 Blowout win Against Banged up Dolphins appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  7. No surprises for the Jets inactives today as the team released the list just over an hour before their 1pm kickoff with the Miami Dolphins. Inactives for #MIAvsNYJ — New York Jets (@nyjets) October 9, 2022 Quarterback Mike White, linebacker Quincy Williams, TE Lawrence Cager WR Denzel Mims, S Tony Adams and CB Bryce Hall will all be non-participants. The post Jets Announce Inactives for Meeting with Miami appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  8. Game Information Miami Dolphins (-3) @ New York Jets (45.5 O/U) Date/Time: October 9th, 2022, 1:00pm EST Announcers: CBS – Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins Location/Weather: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (61℉/10-15mph wind/2% chance of rain) Referee: Clay Martin 2022 Season Stat Leaders Passing: Tua Tagovailoa (80/115, 1,036 yards, 8 TDs, 3 INTs, 104.1 Rating) Rushing: Raheem Mostert (39 att, 147 yards, 0 TD) Receiving: Tyreek Hill (31 rec, 477 yards, 2 TDs) Tackles: Jerome Baker, Brandon Jones (27) Sacks: Melvin Ingram (2) Interceptions: Jevon Holland (1) Jets/Dolphins History MIA leads all-time series 57-55-1 Last Matchup: 2021 Wk 15, MIA win 31-24 NYJ has lost 8 of the last 9 meetings Matchups to Watch Jets DL vs Dolphins OL It may sound cliché, and possibly redundant, but this game needs to be dictated up front by the Jets, specifically on defense. Miami has the 10th best Offensive Grade by PFF at 71.4 and the 6th-highest Pass Grade at 74.6. For comparison, the Jets are dead last in Offense (60.1) and 29th in Pass Grade. New York’s front four needs to come out firing against a middle of the pack Miami offensive line. Get to Bridgewater early and make him uncomfortable in the pocket to neutralize the deep threat ability. Conversely, the Dolphins’ defensive line is only averaging 1.75 sacks/game, so the patchwork offensive line for the Jets should be able to hold their own. Miami is a blitz-heavy defense (33.3% blitz rate in Week 4 vs Bengals), so it will be another game of chip blocks from running backs and tight ends. CBs Sauce Gardner/D.J. Reed vs WRs Tyreek Hill/Jaylen Waddle I have probably highlighted this group in every preview so far, and justifiably so. This will be the hardest test for the cornerback duo so far, due to Hill and Waddle’s unique skill set. Limit the explosive opportunities for the Dolphins’ track stars at wide receiver. Using Sauce to shadow Hill or Waddle, as we have seen him do with other receivers (Andrews, Chase) this season, could be a viable option this week. Keys to Victory Protect the middle of the field. This season, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle combined for 282 yards and 2 TDs this season when targeted in the Intermediate Center (between 10-19 yards past LOS), via PFF. Funnel plays to the perimeter of the field where you have more speed to keep up. Activate Elijah Moore, arguably your most explosive receiver. Last week, with Zach Wilson’s return to the lineup, we saw a glimpse of what Moore is able to do. The connection was good 53 yards on 3 catches (4 targets), including a beautiful comeback pass down the right sideline for 19 yards on a crucial 3rd & 6, on a drive that later ended in a touchdown. He’s overdue to find the endzone, and this week, given the Dolphins injuries problems at cornerback, could be his week. Predictions Zach Wilson had 2 TD passes The Jets win the turnover battle Quinnen Williams will have 2 sacks The Jets enter their first divisional game of the season in good shape, finishing 2-2 against the AFC North to open the season. Miami has been on the winning side of a few comebacks already this season, which include erasing a 21-point deficit to the Baltimore Ravens. Despite the Dolphins having to lean on their backup quarterback, this team is still capable of making big plays on both sides of the ball. New York will have to play their best game to date in order to pick up the team’s first divisional win under GM Joe Douglas. Even though the Jets are home, and are the healthier team, I believe the Dolphins get the victory this week. Score: L, 23-21 The post Week 5 Miami Dolphins Game Info/Matchups to Watch appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  9. Jets left tackle Duane Brown could be ready for Sunday’s meeting with the Miami Dolphins and it couldn’t have come at a better time. While head coach Robert Saleh said Brown is a “game time decision”, the veteran left tackle said he’s “good to go” for Sunday. #Jets LT Duane Brown says “as of now, I’m good to go” to play Sunday vs. Dolphins. Feels good and looking forward to playing again. pic.twitter.com/e2UU7390bf — Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) October 7, 2022 Of course, team doctors will have to take a look at Brown to, as they say, protect him from himself. But as a veteran of fifteen seasons, one would hope Brown has it right. Obviously in desperate need for help at tackle, the Jets have bene ravaged by injuries at the position, losing Mekhi Becton for the season while Brown, George Fant and Max Mitchell have also had serious injuries. So thin at tackle were the Jets that right guard Alijah Vera-Tucker suited up at left tackle last week and filled in admirably but will slide back over if Brown can actually go on Sunday. The post Saleh: Duane Brown is Game Time Decision; Tackle says he’s “good to go” for Sunday appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  10. JetNation hosts Dylan and Glenn break down the Jets’ win in Pittsburgh, including stats and standouts from the game. They also preview New York’s first divisional matchup of the season, the Miami Dolphins, and how they can improve to 3-2. At the end, they will talk more 2023 NFL Draft and the latest prospects they are watching. Listen to our NY Jets Podcast or watch the live video above. Special thanks go out to our long-time sponsor, MILE Social a NJ Digital Marketing Agency. They help us with our online presence and social media. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post Big Jets Win in Pittsburgh; Dolphins Up Next appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  11. Week Five Thoughts… The NFL found its sacrificial lamb in the Tua concussion thing. I’m don’t think one person is going to be enough by the end of this. The Raiders saved their season Sunday against Denver. Not too many 0-4 teams make the postseason. Things are just as dire for Vegas this week against Kansas City. The Giants are 3-1. The Giants are not very good. Both of those statements are true. I’m not sure there’s a less disciplined team in the league than the Minnesota Vikings. That game in London is a loss if they are playing an even slightly better team. Life in the NFC West is hard. Nope, I still haven’t gotten used to it. The ‘Texans’ is still a stupid name for a professional sports team. The Sam Darnold watch is officially on in Carolina. The baby Jags had the league’s best team on the ropes Sunday, and they let them off the hook. The Jags roll at home against Houston this coming Sunday. The way things look in the NFC, if you can make the postseason, you got as good a chance as anybody of going to the big game. The Bills comeback against Baltimore was this week’s most impressive win. Remember when they moved the kickoffs back, so we would have fewer touchbacks? That didn’t work. If you bet on Bailey Zappe to be the first rookie quarterback to throw a TD pass this season, you win! This offseason will be a great time to be an unrestricted free agent offensive lineman. I dig the 9:30 a.m. start time for football on Sunday. Can we keep that even if nobody is playing in London. Our Heroes in Green That was pretty sweet. Gang Green notched a road win in one of the historically toughest places to play in the league. They survived the momentum burst of Pittsburgh benching its starter and going with the their first-rounder. Our franchise QB led a clutch game-winning drive in the late stages of the fourth quarter, and the defense posted three sacks – easily its best showing of the year. Now we get Miami at home. Tua is out if you believe the early week info coming from Miami. Gang Green was flat to follow the win against Cleveland. The Jets need to show much more off last Sunday’s win. Teddy Bridgewater was just okay last week after Tua went out. That’s been his M.O. since coming into the league. Bridgewater will play well if the Jets struggle to contain Miami’s speed on the outside. The Jets need to get pressure on Teddy B early and often. If they do, he will turn it over, and that’s how the Jets can even out the skill deficit. The running game will be huge in this game. Neither team has been stellar on the ground. The team with the edge this week will be in the driver’s seat. The Dolphins will look to take some pressure off Bridgewater by running the ball. The Jets need to force Bridgewater to beat them. Vegas has the Dolphins as three-point favorites. It makes sense. The Dolphins are 3-1 against a better slate of opponents, but their starter is out. The Jets need to win this type of game to make this season different than those of recent memory. It’s exactly the spot they’ve come up small in for a long time. I’m excited to see what the 2022 edition of the Jets has to offer. JetNation NFL Power Rankings Week Five Philadelphia Eagles 4-0 (Last Week: 2) Philadelphia takes over at the top spot. They came out flat but muscled the Jags around the field over the final three quarters and took the victory. The power running game is impressive, and the Birds have the outside weapons to complement the run. Buffalo Bills 3-1 (Last Week: 3) The Bills were down seemingly from the kickoff, but stepped up and throttled the Ravens on the road. After finding a way to lose against the Dolphins, the win in Baltimore was impressive save the first quarter. Kansas City Chiefs 3-1 (Last Week: 4) The Chiefs didn’t seem to sweat much on the road in Tampa against what was the league’s best scoring defense. The Chiefs easily hung more points on the Bucs than they had given up all season. Miami Dolphins 3-1 (Last Week: 1) The Dolphins will have to deal with the loss of their starting quarterback, at least in the short term. Losing to a desperate Cincinnati team is not something Miami needs to apologize for. They do need to step up this week at the Jets though as their roster is easily more complete. Green Bay Packers 3-1 (Last Week: 8) The Pack might have overlooked the Pats with their backup under center, then their backup’s backup under center. New England got the win in any event, but things seemed way too hard given the game being at Lambeau and the Pats playing so significantly shorthanded. Los Angeles Chargers 2-2 (Last Week: 9) The Chargers handled the Texans the way the Chargers should on Sunday. LA’s schedule sets up for a four-game win streak if they can get past Cleveland this week. Los Angeles Rams 2-2 (Last Week: 5) The Rams are simply going to be that team that tries to do just enough during the regular season to be able to turn things on for the postseason. It hasn’t been a winning formula in this league in the past. Minnesota Vikings 3-1 (Last Week: Unranked) The Vikings tried to lose on Sunday in London. They are an undisciplined group that is not talented enough to overcome themselves if the competition is decent. If they can get out of their own way, this team could do some damage in the NFC. Cincinnati Bengals 2-2 (Last Week: Unranked) The Bengals got pressure on the quarterback Sunday, which was a nice switch given how much pressure the Bengals quarterback is under every week. A Sunday nighter in Baltimore looms large as an early season tilt for control of the AFC Central. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-2 (Last Week: 10) The Bucs looked overmatched against Kansas City Sunday. A visit from the Falcons should help right the ship in Tampa, but long-term questions will remain after falling in two straight against two of the league’s elite. The post Week 5 NFL Thoughts & Top 10 appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  12. He may only be starting his second year as head coach of the New York Jets, but is Robert Saleh already a man on the hot seat in the Big Apple? If you take a look at the recent hirings and firings to have taken place at the two teams to play in the city – the New York Jets and New York Giants – recent history will tell you that individuals who are tasked with leading the team do not get too long in the role. Indeed, Todd Bowles is the most recent coach to lead Gang Green to have been afforded more than two years, while Adam Gase – the man that Saleh had ultimately replaced – had failed to make it to the third year. With this in mind, there may not be many that will be considering he has a long-term future at MetLife Stadium, either. Many will be wagering on the Jets this season as legal sports betting was made possible in the state of New York, and with the latest betting trend, micro betting, continuing to gain traction, the head coach may feel as though he is a little more under-fire as many punters will be placing bets throughout the matches that they play. How did Saleh do last season? As mentioned, Saleh is only just starting his second year as the head coach of the Jets, however, there is going to need to be a significant improvement on what had been accomplished last season. Gang Green managed to put together a record that stood 4-13 and given that he is a defensive coach, Saleh saw his team give up the most points and yards in the league in the 2021 season. This is something that he will be challenged to improve immediately, otherwise, he may not be at MetLife Stadium for much longer. There is optimism after the 2 and 2 start For the Jets, many just want to see some progress be achieved as it has been an extremely long time since they had anything to truly cheer about when taking to the football field. The last time the organization was able to reach the playoffs was back in 2010, and everyone associated with the franchise will be hoping that drought is ended by the end of the campaign. Indeed, there is plenty of optimism around the Big Apple regarding their chances this season, as it could be argued that the team has a roster full of talented players; one that has been at its strongest for years. General Manager Joe Douglas and Saleh were able to acquire a number of talented players in the 2022 NFL draft this offseason, while they were also incredibly smart with the options that they picked as each individual selected can look to have an immediate impact on the team moving forward. However, there will need to be some improvement regarding Zach Wilson, with the second-year QB likely going to have to step up and show why he was selected as high as he was in the 2021 NFL draft. If he can improve, then the Jets can be in a strong position to challenge and potentially end the league’s longest playoff drought. How has the 2022 Season started? Unfortunately, the start of the 2022 NFL season did not begin in the way that Saleh and his team would have hoped, with the Jets falling 24-9 to the Baltimore Ravens after going undefeated in pre-season. However, there is undoubtedly a new found resilience in this team. Following the opening day loss, Saleh said he would be “keeping receipts” of those mocking the Jets. They responded by mounting a barely believable comeback against the Cleveland Browns in week 2, down 30-17 with 1:55 left on the clock, the Jets came storming back to win 31-30. A defeat against last year’s Super Bowl runners up the Bengals followed in week 3, but a week 4 bounce back win in Pittsburgh against the favored Steelers shows this team is made of the right stuff. The schedule is tough – that is impossible to deny – however Gang Green will feel that they have the team to compete against some of the best in the league. They will need to show that they can and they will need to do it immediately if they are to have a successful campaign; one in which Saleh can potentially keep his job after. If he does, surely those receipts will be making an appearance. The post Does a 2 & 2 Start Take Saleh Off the Hot Seat? appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  13. Back when the NFL season was just sixteen games, we would often provide quarterly updates on that year’s rookie class. Well, with the schedule getting bumped to 17, it’s not quite quarterly, but still a fun exercise. So how is Joe Douglas’ rookie class looking thus far? After months of hype, they’ve finally worked their way on to the field and have not disappointed at all. In fact, they’ve been even better than most anticipated. CB Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner (Rd 1, 4th overall): Gardner has been stellar from the moment he stepped on the field and is already good enough that even allowing a catch is somewhat of a surprise at this point. He has gone head-to-head with and shut down some very talented receivers early on. His best effort came against Bengals star receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who faced off against rookie ten times when the Jets face the Bengals. The result for Chase? Only one target with zero receptions on 10 reps. Gardner’s biggest test comes this week against the Dolphins when he’ll face Tyreek Hill and Jalen Waddle. Gardner said at one point that the player who gave him the hardest time in college was Memphis receiver Calvin Austin. Austin isn’t on the same level as Hill or Waddle, but his size and playing style is more similar to anyone Gardner has seen at this level. Ahmad Gardner in man coverage through Week 4, per PFF/TruMedia: – 25 Snaps (20 Press) – 3 Targets – 1 Reception – 5 Yards — Austin Gayle (@austingayle_) October 5, 2022 WR Garrett Wilson (Rd 1, 10th overall): Adding Wilson to an already strong duo in Elijah Moore and Corey Davis gives the Jets three legitimate targets from 1-3. Wilson has shown early on why some viewed him as the top pass catcher in this class and already has a game winning touchdown to his credit. There were some drops during training camp and that showed up again this past week as he dropped a pair of Zach Wilson passes. But even without being perfect, the Jets probably feel very comfortable with the Wilson pick as the early results resemble what you want to see from a number one wide receiver. Edge Jermaine Johnson (Rd 1, 26th overall): Johnson has applied his fair share of pressure as a pass rusher but has also been very good against the run. Don’t let the fact that Johnson only has a a sack and a half fool you. In Johnson, it looks as if the Jets have a multi-dimensional player who is making plays despite having his reps limited to around only 20 per game. RB Breece Hall (Rd 2, 36th overall): We haven’t seen hall “break a big one” yet, but you can see that he’s on the verge of making it happen. He’s seeing increased reps as a runner and receiver and will be the team’s number one running back in the near future. If not for a badly underthrown ball this past Sunday, Hall had a shot at a 90+ yard receiving touchdown as he torched the defense down the right sideline but couldn’t come up with the pass as he slowed down to come back to the ball before colliding with a defender. Perhaps worth mentioning at this point the NFL draft guru Daniel Jeremiah ranked the NFL’s top 25 rookies thus far. The Jets top four made out alright. Jeremiah ranked Gardner first, Wilson 5th, Hall 8th and Johnson 18th. .@MoveTheSticks' top 25 rookies at the quarter mark of the 2022 @NFL season.@nyjets lead the way with four reps, including the player ranked No. 1.https://t.co/TvLX3uHw5Q pic.twitter.com/h3OoYoI7HH — NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) October 5, 2022 TE Jeremy Ruckert (Rd 3, 101st overall): Of all the rookies on the roster, Ruckert has been the least active and has seen just one target, which he dropped in the flat with Joe Flacco at quarterback. The quietest of the rookie class so far, Ruckert will continue to work toward getting more opportunities. In time, he’ll get them. OT Max Mitchell (Rd 4, 111th overall): The biggest surprise in the group, Mitchell was expected to sit and learn for at least a season when he was drafted. As training camp progressed, we heard Jets coaches mention how impressed they were with how quickly Mitchell was coming along. It turned out to be more than just lip service as the team cut ties with long-time backup Chuma Edoga in favor of Mitchell. And as injuries on the O-line mounted, Mitchell found himself starting at right tackle from week 1. Mitchell has been far from perfect, but for a late round pick out of a small program, he’s been about as good as you could have hoped for after being thrust into the starting role. #Jets 2022 Rookie Snaps, through 4 Games (Snap%, out of 302 OFF/255 DEF): Sauce Gardner: 250 (98.1%) Garrett Wilson: 187 (62.5%) Jermaine Johnson: 83 (32.6%) Breece Hall: 143 (34.5%) Jeremy Ruckert: 20 (7.2%) Max Mitchell: 261 (85.3%) Micheal Clemons: 82 (32.5%)@JetNation — Dylan Tereman (@DTereman) October 5, 2022 Edge Michael Clemons (Rd 4, 117th overall): Clemons impressed early on in camp and the pre-season, earning himself not only a spot on the roster, but the chance to be a part of the Jets rotation. He’s playing about as many snaps as Jermaine Johnson and like the first rounder, has made plays against the run and the pass. In Clemons and Johnson, the Jets hope they’ve found a pair of bookend defenders who can line up in the trenches for years to come. The post Jets Rookie Class Living up to Hype Over First Quarter(ish) of Season appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  14. More bad news on the injury front for the Jets at the offensive tackle position. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, rookie tackle Max Mitchell suffered a dislocated kneecap in yesterday’s win. It’s the same injury suffered by Mekhi Becton two seasons ago. In Becton’s case, his 5-8 weeks turned out to be nearly a full season. With Mitchell being significantly lighter than Becton, the team will undoubtedly hope his rehab goes according to plan. The #Jets got some positive injury news: Sources say OL Max Mitchell did not suffer a season-ending knee injury. While he did have a dislocation and will miss several weeks, Mitchell should be back long before the end of the season. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 3, 2022 Meanwhile, the injury leaves the Jets even further depleted at the tackle spot. Already without Mekhi Becton, Duane Brown and George Fant, the Jets had right guard Alijah Vera-Tucker step in and play left tackle against the Steelers on Sunday. While Brown is expected back in the near future, until he takes some live reps, the Jets won’t know what to expect. Jets current healthy offensive tackles on 53-man roster: Conor McDermott Cedric Ogbuehi Jets practice squad tackles: Mike Remmers Grant Hermanns Eric Smith Adam Pankey Have to figure AVT at LT is going to be a thing for a while. — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) October 3, 2022 The Jets may end up turning to the recently added Mike Remmers or Cedric Ogbuehi. Stay tuned. The post Max Mitchell out With Dislocated Kneecap appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  15. Zach Wilson’s performance against the Steelers wasn’t always pretty, but it was a thing of beauty when it mattered most. After a painfully slow start early on, the team’s 13-10 deficit felt like 31-10. At 20-10, the hill appeared almost certainly too steep to climb. It turned out to be anything but. As noted by Conor Hughes of SNY, Wilson was sporting a passer rating of just 13.8 after his first 20 pass attempts. Taking into consideration the multiple drops and rushed throws, the stats don’t tell the whole story. But even still, Wilson wasn’t as sharp as you’d like. In fact, his struggles on short swings and screens that plagued him last season reared their ugly head again. Zach Wilson, in his first game back, is 7 of 20 (35 percent) for 106 yards with 2 INTs. QB rating of 13.8. #Jets — Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) October 2, 2022 With the 10 point deficit, Wilson led the Jets on a pair of clutch touchdown drives. The first culminated in his first TD pass of the season to wide receiver Corey Davis. The next was the game winner that saw Breece Hall find the end zone with just :16seconds left on the clock. In fact, after the disastrous start, It was a tale of two halves as Wilson would go 10-12 for 128 yards and a TD in the fourth quarter. Love this throw from Zach Wilson. Nothing spectacular on the surface, but it's these throws he made in college that made him so good. Reading the defense and quick release when Conklin comes open. Awkward arm angle to get around defenders but makes the completion. pic.twitter.com/HpIMcOocnf — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) October 3, 2022 Already without his starting left tackle, Wilson played behind a makeshift line that lost another starter early on when Max Mitchell went down. In came Conor McDermott who had his struggles and was flagged for multiple penalties. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Wilson was his ability to operate under extreme duress. Wilson was pressured on 44% of his drop backs and had to throw several passes out of bounds just to avoid losing huge chunks of yardage. When all was said and done, Wilson met with the press and his first comment was in regard to how ugly the game was, but how much fun he had playing in it. The post Zach Wilson Heats up After Slow Start in win Against Steelers appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  16. The New York Jets enter their Week 4 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers with new hope on the horizon. That hope comes in the form of QB Zach Wilson’s season debut, in what should be a boost to the offense as a whole. After what was once feared to be a season-ending ACL injury, Wilson is back at 100% health from his torn meniscus and bone bruise, an injury he suffered on August 12th against the Eagles in preseason. Elsewhere on offense, WR Denzel Mims is a healthy scratch, along with TE Lawrence Cager. Defensively, LB Quincy Williams is the only player who was ruled out prior to game day. “Everyone else is good to go”, said head coach Robert Saleh when asked about the team’s injury status this week. CB Brandin Echols (hamstring) and DL John Franklin-Myers (toe) were both full participants in practice to end the week, so they will both suit up and play today. DL Bryce Huff is finally making his 2022 season debut today, a move that was beginning to frustrate fans. CB Bryce Hall and S Will Parks are both healthy scratches for this afternoon’s game. Here is the full list of inactive players for the Jets: QB Mike White (healthy scratch) WR Denzel Mims (healthy scratch) TE Lawrence Cager (healthy scratch) OL Cedric Ogbuehi (healthy scratch) LB Quincy Williams (ankle) CB Bryce Hall (healthy scratch) S Will Parks (healthy scratch) QB Zach Wilson will make his 2022 season debut. — New York Jets (@nyjets) October 2, 2022 Here is the full list of inactive players for the Steelers: CB Ahkello Weatherspoon QB Mason Rudolph G Kendrick Green WR Steven Sims DT Isaiah Loudermilk LB Mark Robinson LB David Anenih Find out who is in & who is out for today’s game against the Jets. @UPMCSportsMed https://t.co/KfdYIEfRx4 — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 2, 2022 The post Jets Week 4 Inactive List @ Steelers; LB Williams Out, Zach Wilson’s Return appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  17. As the New York Jets prepare to kick off their week four meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers, hare a few stats, notes and thoughts to ponder. Zach Wilson makes his first start of the season and every move he makes will be heavily scrutinized. Important to remember it’s just one game, but it feels today is the day the Jets season truly starts. This is the firs step in the Jets fiding out what they have in Wilson. Safety help. There’s no nice way to say it. The Jets have been atrocious at safety. If Lamarcus Joyner and Jorday Whitehead continue to allow one play after another, it’s time to give Will Parks and/or Ashtyn Davis a look. Unleash the Breece! The Jets can’t ask Wilson to throw it 55 times the way they have with Flacco. Lean heavily on the run game and let Breece Hall eat. He’s a big play just waiting to happen. Let it happen. Quinnen Williams was called out by defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich for being out of shape this week. Does Williams make a statement with strong play late in the game? Get Wilson rolling. Not as in getting him on a roll, but get him rolling out. A lot. With Mekhi Becton, Duane Brown and George Fant out, the Jets are down to their fourth-best option at left tackle which would be Conor McDermott. McDermott has been bad enough to make fans want Wayne Hunter to line up at left tackle. Jets at Steelers. Expected LT Conor McDermott has allowed 7 sacks in 74 pass-block plays since start of last season. One sack allowed per 10.6 pass-block plays is worst rate among 303 players in that span (min: 50 pass-block plays). @ESPNStatsInfo #Jets — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) October 2, 2022 The pass rush. These guys have to get home. One week after another it’s excuse after excuse as to why this stacked defensive line can’t get to the QB. Fix that and the Jets are far more likely to come out of Pittsburgh with a victory. More Elijah. With several talented targets to choose from, it makes sense that some very good players will see stretches with limited targets. That has been the case for Moore thus far. Give him a game with significant targets while Garrett Wilson draws the attention and let Moore do his thing. The post Last Second Look at Jets vs Steelers; Wilson Debut Will be Under Microscope appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  18. This week, hosts Dylan Tereman and Glenn Naughton break down the frustrating loss to the Bengals, as well as the return of QB Zach Wilson and how they can get redemption against the Steelers. Finally, they will talk about the latest draft buzz and players to note from college football. Special thanks go out to our long-time sponsor, MILE Social a NJ Digital Marketing Agency. They help us with our online presence and social media. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post Zach to Return vs Steelers; JetNation Live appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  19. Week Four Thoughts… The Jaguars appear to be ahead of the pace for their scheduled arrival at being-a-real-pain-in-the-rear-end-to-play-against ville. How’s your bench look? Depth is becoming more and more important every year as guys go down seemingly every few minutes. That extra game was a great idea. Scouts should be looking at the Canadian football league for guys to play in those last couple weeks. If you just looked at the box score, you’d swear the Bills beat the Dolphins by at least 14 points. This is shaping up as an extremely bruising season. There will be more than one 8-9 team playing in the post season. Mark it down. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are allowing 9 points per game. Nine! You check Instaface at least a dozen times per day. If the Steelers don’t put up at least 24 on the Jets this week, Kenny Picket will start their next game. Are you still alive your survivor pool? Most of them will pay out before week six if things keep up like this. Garret Wilson is an early contender for the offensive rookie of the year. If he gets stable play from whomever his quarterback is, he may run away with it. Can’t remember a time where a suspension so clearly cost a team a game as Mike Evans’ suspension did the Bucs on Sunday. I’m old enough to remember when the Thursday night games stunk, and the Sunday night games were good. So, that was a back injury that made Tua look like he had a concussion? Okay, Doc. Jalen Hurts is 3rd in passing yards on the season, and only 19 running backs have more rushing yards. The Bengals are giving Miami 4 points Thursday night. I’m taking the candy. The NFL plays its first game in London this Sunday. I’m not sure what exactly the people of London did to the NFL, but it must have been bad for the NFL to make them watch Jameis Winston play quarterback. Our Heroes in Green So much for the big comeback in Cleveland leading to big things. Gang Green crashed back to the reality that they have only played well for the last couple minutes of the Browns game, and they are very nearly 0-3 to start the season. On the bright side, Zack Wilson was cleared to play Sunday against Pittsburgh. If the Jets offensive line doesn’t start earning their game checks, Zack will be cleared right back to the injured list. Pittsburgh doesn’t do much well, but they can rush the passer even with TJ Watt injured. If the Jets can block just a little, they can win this game. The Jets are -4 so far in turnover differential. Only the Saints are worse. Mitch Trubisky is just the thing the Jets need to address their poor turnover differential. The Jets are lucky to play the Steelers without TJ Watt; they are even luckier to play them before the Steelers realize that Mitch Trubisky is not as good as Kenny Pickett. JetNation NFL Power Rankings Week Three Miami Dolphins 3-0 (Last Week: 5) The Dolphins found a way to beat what looked like an unbeatable team. The short week doesn’t leave them much time to enjoy it or for Tua’s back (assuming that was really his back that he hurt) to get better. Philadelphia Eagles 3-0 (Last Week: 6) Philadelphia cruised against the Commanders. The Eagles have allowed under 10 points in both of their last two contests. AJ Brown has changed everything for the Bird’s offense. Buffalo Bills 2-1 (Last Week: 1) The Bills snatched defeat from the jaws of victory on Sunday. They outplayed Miami and found a way to lose anyway. The Bills now have to face the Ravens, Chiefs, and Packers over the next four weeks. Kansas City Chiefs 2-1 (Last Week: 2) The Chiefs met with a desperate Colts team Sunday. KC is not getting enough on the ground. 58 total yards gained is a big reason why KC wasted a solid day from their defense who only allowed the hard running Colts 82 rushing yards. Los Angeles Rams 2-1 (Last Week: 4) The Rams have won two straight after treating opening night like an extra pre-season game. I am not sure I am totally on board with the back-to-back championship effort yet, but the Rams have looked better of late. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-1 (Last Week: 3) Tampa just had nothing going on offense Sunday. Mike Evans absence was a huge part of that. The Bucs badly need some people to get healthy and for Evans to keep his cool. Baltimore Ravens 2-1 (Last Week: 8) If Baltimore doesn’t fade late against the Dolphins in week two, they are probably atop the power rankings right now. They get to prove how good they are this week with the Bills coming to town. Green Bay Packers 2-1 (Last Week: 9) The Pack can now point at their week one flop as an extension of the preseason. They completely throttled the Bucs weakened offense on Sunday. Fourteen points doesn’t inspire a ton of optimism, but a road win against a quality opponent is not something to apologize for. Los Angeles Chargers 1-2 (Last Week: 7) The Chargers biggest opponent is health. Assuming things improve, this is a playoff team. If things continue to be a challenge from a health standpoint, Los Angeles can lose to anybody. Jacksonville Jaguars 2-1 (Last Week: Unranked) Yeah…the Jags – deal with it. They have two straight wins and have outscored their last two opponents 62-10. Trevor Lawrence has 6 TDs and has thrown just one INT. The Jags can run the rock, and they have 7 sacks already. Not too shabby. They have to play undefeated Philadelphia this week, so we will know if they are worth watching the rest of the way. The post Week 4 NFL Thoughts appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  20. Apparently less than thrilled to learn fans and media were critical of his defensive coordinator throwing his best player under the bus, Jets head coach Robert Saleh called it “bush league” to discuss the comments. Jets DC Jeff Ulbrich responds to a question about whether he will consider more PT for Quinnen Williams. #Jets pic.twitter.com/NdIetAzmeH — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 30, 2022 Defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, whose unit has been the worst in the NFL since taking over before last season took a shot at defensive tackle Quinnen Williams while meeting with the media yesterday. When asked about Williams’ snap count, Ulbrich said “there are these critical moments in games, ‘Why is Quinnen not out there?’ You look to the side and he’s gasping for air.” The comments obviously got the attention of Williams who took to twitter to re-tweet comments from Saleh earlier this year in which he praised Williams. “Quinnen is in the best shape of his life”. Prior to joining the Jets staff, Ulbrich had never held the position of defensive coordinator, sans an interim stint with the Falcons, and his group has been the worst in the NFL since taking the post. Some would argue not the best time to go after your best player, but perhaps doing so is bush league? Remember…positive vibes only. The post Saleh Says it’s “Bush League” to Discuss Ulbrich Comments on Quinnen Williams appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  21. Positive vibes only, Robert Saleh? Somebody might want to get that message to struggling Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich…ASAP. "There are these critical moments in games, 'Why is Quinnen not out there?' You look to the side and he's gasping for air." Jeff Ulbrich on Quinnen Williams' role in the Jets' defensive line rotations: pic.twitter.com/m4lC848rPS — Jets Videos (@snyjets) September 29, 2022 While meeting with the media, Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, whose unit was the first in team history to give up over 400 points last season and is ranked 32nd this year, threw his best player under the bus. When discussing defensive lineman Quinnen Williams and his lack of reps, Ulbrich didn’t hold back. According to Ulbrich, “There are these critical moments in games ‘why is Quinnen not out there?’ You look to the side and he’s gasping for air.” Telling the world that your most impactful player is out of shape may not be the best route to take if you’re hoping to climb up to 31st in the NFL on defense in the coming weeks. The next time Williams is made available to the media, things could get very interesting. The post Gasping at Straws? Jets D-Coordinator Throws Quinnen Williams Under bus Amidst Defensive Struggles appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  22. Game Information New York Jets (+3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (41.5 O/U) Date/Time: October 2nd, 2022, 1:00pm EST Announcers: CBS – Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, AJ Ross Location/Weather: Acrisure Stadium, PIttsburgh, PA (63℉/10-15mph wind/24% chance of rain) Referee: Brad Rodgers Season Stat Leaders Passing: Mitch Trubisky (62/103, 569 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 77.7 Rating) Rushing: Najee Harris (40 att, 128 yards, 1 TD, 48 rec yards, 1 rec TD) Receiving: Diontae Johnson (21 rec, 196 yards, 0 TD) Tackles: Myles Jack (35 total tackles, 19 solo) Sacks: Alex Highsmith (4.5 sacks) Interceptions: Minkah Fitzpatrick (2 INTs, 1 TD) Jets/Steelers History PIT leads all-time series 20-6-0 Last Matchup: 2019, NYJ win 16-10 Since 2010 AFC Championship Game: PIT leads series 3-2 Matchups to Watch LBs C.J. Mosley/Kwon Alexander vs RB Najee Harris Steelers RB Najee Harris is simply different. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler put out an article about the RB position, and how many teams value a two-RB approach as opposed to a lead back. Najee took that personally, saying “you know when people say after a game they feel like they’ve been hit by a truck? I don’t feel that way and I get 30 carries. I feel like a train in a way that I can withstand that”. The Jets will need to rattle the cage of #22 if they want to slow him down. A big onus will be put on Alexander’s run defense, an area where he has struggled in his career. Stop Harris, putting the ball in Mitch Trubisky’s hands in big moments. CB Ahmad Gardner/D.J. Reed vs WR Diontae Johnson/George Pickens Through the first three weeks of the season, the Jets cornerbacks seem to be the strength of this defense. Reed and Gardner have allowed just 51 and 92 yards receiving to opposing wideouts, respectively. Reed also holds the 2nd-best Passer Rating Against at 2.9, trailing only Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey (1.0). When these two are clicking, they will make it nearly impossible for offenses to pass on this secondary. Now facing a receiver duo that has 334 of Trubisky’s 569 yards (58.6%), New York’s young and hungry corners need to have another outstanding performance to limit this Steelers offense. Keys to Victory Force the Steelers offense into 3rd and long situations. Currently, the Steelers are 24th in the league in 3rd down conversions, at 33.3%. New York has struggled to get off the field on third downs, allowing a conversion at a 51.3% clip, 31st in the NFL. If there was ever a game to get “back on track” with their late down success rate, this is the week to do it. Steelers QB Mitch Trubisky is only averaging 5.5 Yards Per Attempt (YPA), meaning his shots down the field seem few and far between. If the defense can get them into 3rd and 7+ situations, the Jets can start to shift the narrative surrounding Jeff Ulbrich’s side of the ball. Finally get the run game going! So far this season, Pittsburgh has been one of the league’s worst defenses against the run, 28th in yards allowed (428) and 31st in attempts against (103). Conversely, they are adept at taking the ball away from opposing offenses, with 6 total takeaways in 2022, five coming against Joe Burrow in Week 1. To combat this defense, the Jets will need to rely on the run game to set up Zach Wilson’s opportunities to take shots down the field. If Wilson is dropping back 40+ times this week, the mistakes will certainly be there for the taking. Look for a big game from both Michael Carter and rookie Breece Hall if the Jets want to have a chance in this one. Predictions Elijah Moore wil score his first touchdown of the 2022 season Michael Carter and Breece Hall will rush for over 115 yards combined The Jets defense holds the Steelers to under 45.0% third down conversions After last week’s disappointing loss to the Bengals, the Jets get a boost in offensive excitement with QB Zach Wilson back under center. Now, it’s on the coaching staff to put him, and the rest of the team, in a position to make this a close game. No more game plans that get abandoned after 3 series, no back-breaking mistakes that eliminate scoring chances, and no more inexcusable penalties without consequences! If the Jets want to keep this one close until the very end, and not just for three quarters, they need to significantly reduce these above problems. Until then, I can’t confidently predict New York to win. A close game, but not a Jets victory. Score: L, 20-17 The post Week 4 Pittsburgh Steelers Game Info/Matchups to Watch appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  23. Like an 80’s cartoon character using every hand, foot, finger and toe to plug a leaky dam, Joe Douglas is shuffling his roster and practice squad due to multiple injuries at left tackle. Without Mekhi Becton, George Fant or Duane Brown available to plug in at left tackle, Douglas has added veteran lineman Cedric Ogbuehi from the Houston Texans practice squad. Source: #Jets are signing OT Cedric Ogbuehi off the #Texans practice squad to their 53, as @Schultz_Report reported. Joins OT Mike Remmers (new add to PS) as Jets scramble for depth in light of Becton (IR), Brown (IR) and Fant injuries. Ogbuehi a Cincy first-round pick in '15. — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 27, 2022 Ogbuehi has played in 60 career games (30 starts) after being taken in the first round of the 2015 draft by the Bengals. Over the course of his career, Ogbuehi has spent time with the Bengals, Jaguars, Seahawks and Ravens before landing with the Texans. With only Max Mitchell and Conor McDermott currently active, the Jets had to make a move somewhere. In addition to Ogbuehi, the Jets officially added veteran tackle Mike Remmers to their practice squad. Remmers will likely be activated once the team feels he’s up to speed with the Jets offensive play book. The post Jets add Veteran OT to Active Roster, Remmers to Practice Squad appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  24. NFL insider Field Yates is reporting that the Jets will in fact be placing starting left tackle George Fant on injured reserve. This means the team will be without his services for at least four weeks. The Jets have now placed OT George Fant on injured reserve. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 27, 2022 Fant was pulled from last weeks game in the midst of what was his worst performance as a Jet. The reason? Fant’s balky knee that required off-season surgery was acting up so the team pulled the veteran. This leaves the Jets with Conor McDermott as the most likely candidate to start on Sunday which is bad news for Zach Wilson. The Jets did add veteran tackle Mike Remmers yesterday but activating him for Sunday’s game is unlikely. The left tackle position has been a disaster for the Jets so far this season. The team was set to start Fant at left tackle before moving him to the right side when Duane Brown was brought in to replace the injured Mekhi Becton. With Becton, Brown and Fant now on IR, that’s three different players who cold have started at left tackle had injuries not piled up as such an alarming rate. The post More Trouble in the Trenches as Jets put Fant on IR appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  25. With starting left tackle George Fant still banged up after leaving yesterday’s loss early, the Jets have added an insurance policy for this Sunday when the Jets travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. Veteran tackle Mike Remmers is signing to the #Jets practice squad and will be on their active roster in the next week or so once he's up to speed, per his agent @TesslerSports. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 26, 2022 According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Mike Remmers, most recently of the Kansas City chiefs, is sighing with the Jets. A veteran of nine NFL seasons, Remmers has appeared in 96 career games with 90 of them being starts with the Chargers, Panthers, Vikings and Giants prior to his stint in KC. Remmers has played both tackles spots over the course of his career. With Remmers having just a few days to prep, the Jets will likely go with Conor McDermott at left tackle with Max Mithcell playing on the right side which isn’t great news for Zach Wilson. In limited time with the Jets, McDermott has been abysmal when called upon. According to the folks at Pro Football Focus, Remmers has consistently graded out as a better pass blocker than run blocker. While the Jets are in dire need of both, it’s in pass pro where the Jets are looking to upgrade and help keep quarterback Zach Wilson upright when he returns from injury in the coming weeks. The post Desperate for Help at Tackle, Joe Douglas adds Veteran Mike Remmers appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
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