Jets move Wilson up to No. 2 QB, still expect White to start
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — (AP) — Zach Wilson is moving up on the New York Jets' quarterback depth chart this week. 3 to the backup behind current starter Mike White, who is dealing with a rib injury but is expected to make his fourth straight start Sunday against the Detroit Lions. He started the next seven and the Jets went 5-2 in those games, but his play was mostly shaky. Wilson had four touchdown passes and five interceptions and had a 55.6 completion percentage as New York's offense struggled to produce points. After Wilson went just 9 of 22 for 77 yards in a 10-3 loss at New England in Week 11, the Jets elevated White to starter.wftv.com
AFC-leading Bills overcome elements, beat White, Jets 20-12
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — (AP) — Josh Allen threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score on consecutive possessions and the Buffalo Bills persevered through wet, chilly and windy conditions to beat a banged-up Mike White and the AFC East-rival New York Jets 20-12 on Sunday. The AFC-leading Bills (10-3) won their fourth straight since a two-game skid, which included a 20-17 loss at the Jets. The Jets (7-6) have lost four of six in a slump that has made their playoff chances shaky. As a precaution, coach Robert Saleh said White was sent to the hospital after the game to be evaluated. More important, he didn’t turn the ball over as he did twice in Buffalo’s loss to the Jets last month.wftv.com
Jets defense make life miserable for Aaron Rodgers in another alarming loss for Packers
It added up to another rough day for Aaron Rodgers as the New York Jets stifled Green Bay in a 27-10 win at Lambeau Field. Green Bay struggled from the start on Sunday and found itself on the verge of entering halftime without points. But there wasn't much life for the Packers after halftime as Rodgers struggled to find time or room to run Green Bay's passing game. When Micheal Clemons blocked a Packers punt on the ensuing Green Bay possession, the game was all but over. But that was the end of Green Bay' scoring output as the Jets defense dominated the rest of the way.wftv.com
Jets pay Tyreek Hill back for 'disrespectful' comments with Quinnen Williams stiff-arm
You might remember a wide receiver by the name of Tyreek Hill was traded this summer. Finally, you might remember Hill responding to a question about that choice with "Who? One of the most memorable moments: Quinnen Williams stiff-arming Hill into the ground on a fumble return. The Jets ultimately held Hill, who entered this week leading the NFL in receiving yards with 477, to 47 receiving yards on seven targets. "No, he just ran right into Quinnen's arms and Quinnen extended his arm and ..."Rankins paused for effect, adding, "And Tyreek was gone."wftv.com
Erase that 0!: Jets edge Rams 23-20, avoid winless season
Coach Adam Gase got his first win of the year only after New York blew most of a 17-point lead in the second half. New York had a 13-3 lead at halftime after holding the Rams to 97 yards, and the Jets led 20-3 midway through the third quarter. Nsimba Webster’s huge punt return put the Rams in Jets territory moments later, but the New York defense held with help from penalties. INJURIESJets: DL Quinnen Williams left in the second half to be evaluated for a head injury. ... WR Jeff Smith injured his shoulder in the second half.
Jets' Flacco to start again for injured Darnold vs. Dolphins
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK – Joe Flacco will get his second straight start at quarterback for the New York Jets in place of the injured Sam Darnold. Gase said Darnold, who was injured in the Jets' 37-28 loss to Denver on Oct. 1, would not practice Wednesday. Darnold left the game against the Broncos for a few plays but returned and finished the game. “I think he's better than what he was last week,” Gase said of Darnold. “I do think he's a quick healer and there's no doubt any of us would ever say he's anything but tough.
Broncos top winless Jets 37-28 for first victory of season
On third-and-6 and the Jets leading by one, Quinnen Williams sacked Brett Rypien — but grabbed the quarterback’s helmet and prolonged the drive. Brian Poole then intercepted Rypien, making his first NFL start, on the Broncos’ next possession, giving the Jets the ball at Denver’s 44. Darnold gave the Jets their first lead of the season with a dazzling run that would make running back teammates Frank Gore and Le'Veon Bell proud. Darnold was able to come back early in the second quarter on the Jets' next series — and was promptly sacked again. The Jets took advantage — eventually.
49ers blast Jets 31-13, but lose Garoppolo, Bosa, Mostert
Still, short-handed San Francisco had enough to beat the inept New York Jets. Defensive end Nick Bosa and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas were both carted off the field two plays apart with left knee injuries in the first quarter. Two plays later, Thomas was carted off — also with a left knee injury — after an 8-yard reception by Chris Hogan. San Francisco ended the 14-play possession with an 18-yard catch by Jordan Reed for the first of his two TD grabs. ... San Francisco wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, a first-round draft pick, had two catches for 21 yards in his NFL debut.