Archive for the ‘New York Jets’ Category

With Powell back, Jets look to get running game off ground

Friday, October 20th, 2017

The New York Jets' running game was running through, over and past opposing defenses just a few weeks ago. The Jets are ranked 18th in the NFL in rushing offense, helped in large part by their dominant performance in Week 4 when they ran for 256 yards against Jacksonville . In the two games since, New York has combined to rush for just 118 yards — 34 at Cleveland and 74 against New England.

Tom Brady: Missed opportunities in passing game hurting team

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has played pretty well this season, but he said Friday that he doesn’t feel he’s been as sharp as he could be during the first six games of the year. Brady is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for the year, although that number was higher before facing the Jets last weekend. Brady was 20-of-38 in that outing and threw his second interception of the season, which may have been the impetus for a question at Friday’s press conference about how he feels about his accuracy.

Matchup of overachieving rivals when Jets visit Dolphins

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The Miami Dolphins rank last in the NFL in half a dozen major offensive categories and have been outgained by 363 yards this season. LAST WEEK: The Dolphins are coming off their best game of the season, a 20-17 victory at Atlanta. Coach Adam Gase said the NFL's biggest upset of the week didn't surprise his team.

Stingy defense a big change for Miami Dolphins

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Ndamukong Suh, a friend of billionaire Warren Buffett who knows a thing or two about investing, declines to offer a prediction about the Miami Dolphins' fortunes. ''Is the stock rising?'' Suh says. Five games into the season, the Dolphins (3-2) could still go either way.

Jets’ Powell, Wilkerson, Anderson sit out practice

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets running back Bilal Powell, defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and wide receiver Robby Anderson all sat out practice with injuries. They are uncertain to play at Miami on Sunday. Powell missed the Jets' game against

Road teams above .500, AFC West dominating KC now at Oakland

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

No longer unbeaten, Kansas City now must concentrate on remaining atop the AFC West and, if the Chiefs can manage it, in front of the rest of the conference pack. The first step toward that comes Thursday night at Oakland, not exactly a favorite destination for the Chiefs through the years. Except that recently, KC doesn't lose within the division. Andy Reid's crew has won 12 in a row against the AFC West, five straight and seven of the past eight against the Raiders. Most of those wins weren't close. "I wish I had the secret," Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith says. "I'm sure it's a ton of things. It's ultimately about the 53 guys. It's about us scratching and fighting and clawing for the smallest

NFL players, owners hold talks on social issues

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive. What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national anthem that has caught the attention of President Donald Trump. "We spent today talking about issues that the players are trying to bring attention to," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. "That was the entire focus." Asked if the players committed to standing during the anthem, Goodell responded: "We did not ask for that." Trump criticized the NFL again Wednesday on Twitter, writing that "The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem.

Jets looking for first sack from defensive line

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

There have been plenty of surprising developments for the Jets in the first six weeks of the season and many of them have been positive, but one negative has been the lack of pass rush production from their defensive line. The efforts of that trio along with the other five linemen who have seen time for the Jets this season haven’t resulted in any sacks. The entire team has seven sacks, which ranks 31st in the league, and coach Todd Bowles thinks doing a better job of stopping the run will lead to better pass rush opportunities in obvious passing situations.

Head official Al Riveron: Why New York Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ touchdown vs. Patriots was overturned

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

NFL Senior VP of Officiating Alberto Riveron explains why New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins had a touchdown overturned in the Week 6 matchup with the New England Patriots.

Eagles top AP Pro32 poll for 1st time

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

For the first time, the Philadelphia Eagles top the AP Pro 32 poll . The Eagles moved up two spots to No. 1 after last Thursday's win over Carolina. The Eagles are 5-1 and have the best record in the NFC.