New York Jets News
12-28-15: Not many teams had a better Sunday than the New York Jets, who defeated their AFC East rival New England Patriots while receiving help from the Baltimore Ravens as they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers. In Week 17, the Jets just have to win to get into the AFC playoffs but have to defeat their old head coach on the road when they take on Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills.
12-22-15: The New York Jets are playing meaningful football in December for the first time in a long time, but their playoff hopes are still in jeopardy as the Steelers and Chiefs continue to win and box them out of the AFC Wild Card Game. Things will only get more difficult this week as they set to host the surging Patriots at MetLife Stadium Sunday. The average secondary market price for Jets vs Patriots tickets $388.57 and the get-in price is $170.
12-15-15: There is a postseason feel in the air in East Rutherford. The New York Jets took a decisive victory from the Tennessee Titans over the weekend to claim their eighth victory of the season and hang onto the final Wild Card spot in the AFC. They'll now head to Arlington to take on the struggling Dallas Cowboys this Saturday, where Cowboys vs Jets tickets average $219.38 and the get-in price is $63.
12-8-15: The Jets were on the favorable side of the ball Sunday afternoon after they took down the Giants 23-20 in an overtime affair in the Meadowlands. At 7-5 they are positioned as the sixth seed in the AFC Playoff Picture and would take on the Patriots in Foxboro in the Wild Card Round. The Jets will host the Titans at MetLife Stadium this Sunday, where Jets vs Titans tickets currently average $108.40 and the get-in price is just $19.
12-4-15: Riding high off a big win against the Dolphins last week, the Jets will now take on the Giants in a crosstown rivalry game in the Meadowlands Sunday. According to TicketIQ the average secondary market price for Giants vs Jets tickets is now $427.38, which marks an 18.5% drop from the November 28 average of $524.32.
11-23-15: There is officially cause for concern in the Meadowlands. The Jets suffered a crushing 17-24 defeat at the hands of the Texans Sunday afternoon, falling to 5-5 on the season. They'll hope the AFC East-leading Patriots can fend off the 5-4 Bills tonight to keep their Wild Card hopes alive. They'll host the Dolphins Sunday night, where Jets vs Dolphins tickets currently average $140.15 and the get-in price is $38.
11-19-15: It will be a battle in the Lone Star State for the Jets this Sunday as they set to play the Texans. At 5-4 the Jets are now tied in second place with the Bills and will have to deal with an injured Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. According to TicketIQ the average price for Texans vs Jets tickets is currently $137.26 and the get-in price is $49.
11-13-15: The New York Jets played inspiring second-half football against the Buffalo Bills last night, but it was too little too late. The team dropped a 22-17 loss at MetLife Stadium, dropping to 5-4 on the season. It will be a head-to-head race with the Bills for an AFC Wild Card spot down the stretch if the Jets hope to clinch a playoff berth. With three more home games remaining, the average price for New York Jets tickets is $198.07 on the secondary market.
10-20-15: The New York Jets moved to 4-1 with a win over the Washington Redskins to keep pace with the New England Patriots within the division. This week’s matchup in Foxboro will say a lot about the Jets division title chances and if they can compete with top tier teams around the NFL.
9-29-15: After two strong weeks in a row, the New York Jets unraveled from top to bottom in a rough 24-17 week three home loss. The Eagles came in hungry and it showed, as Philadelphia jumped out to a 24-0 lead at the break. The Eagles wouldn’t score again, but New York’s offense couldn’t get out of it’s own way until late in the game. Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed two scores and made things interesting late, but three interceptions ultimately doomed Gang Green’s efforts. New York still goes into week three boasting an elite defense and a balanced offense, but they’ll be put to the test against hungry divisional foe, the Miami Dolphins.
9-22-15: Some figured the New York Jets just ran into some good luck when they trounced the Cleveland Browns in week one. Now it’s official: this is an elite defense. Gang Green smothered Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts to an extreme level in week two, forcing a whopping five turnovers in an impressive 20-7 win. It was an ugly game if you were a Colts fan, but the Jets were unforgiving on defense and their offense took advantage of good field position. Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn’t perfect, but his 244 yards and two touchdowns were enough to help the Jets get to 2-0 on the season. New York could be without #2 wide receiver Eric Decker moving forward, as Decker reportedly suffered a PCL sprain and could miss a handful of games. That shouldn’t stop the Jets from feeling good, however, as they’ll try to ride their current high to another win in week three, when they host a struggling Eagles squad.
9-15-15: Some good luck worked in the New York Jets’ favor in week one, as Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Josh McCown exited the game early with a concussion. Johnny Manziel took the field and offered an early spark, but the Jets settled down and eventually rattled the young passer to the tune of three sacks and three turnovers. Ryan Fitzpatrick and co. took advantage of excellent field position numerous times, as Fitzpatrick connected with Eric Decker on a touchdown and running back Chris Ivory pounded in two more scores. Ivory found success all day against a weak Cleveland run defense, as he piled on 91 yards on 20 carries. New York’s defense was the story of this game, of course, as they blitzed Manziel like crazy and were in complete control in the second half en route to a 31-10 blowout win. New York’s defense will have to be just as good come week two, when Gang Green tries to put the clamps down on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.
9-8-15: Quarterback Geno Smith (jaw) is nearing a return and could be back a lot quicker than many expected, although he is still slated to miss New York’s season opener against the Cleveland Browns this week. Ryan Fitzpatrick will instead get the start in week one, and depending on how he fares against Joe Haden and a tough Browns pass defense, he may get more starts going forward. The Jets would be wise to stick to the ground game in week one, of course, as Chris Ivory looks primed for a huge 2015 year, while Cleveland was literally the worst team against the run just one season ago. While things are looking mostly up on offense, the Jets did lose second-year tight end Jace Amaro, who they sent to injured reserve after sustaining a torn labrum. Jeff Cumberland is expected to start in his place. Cornerback Dee Milliner was also put on the shelf via the designated for return/IR, but he could make it back later in the year.
9-1-15: The New York Jets won the battle of New York, as they dispatched the hated Giants this past week, 28-18. Ryan Fitzpatrick looked fantastic in extensive action with the first team offense, as he put up 127 yards and two touchdowns, while establishing chemistry with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker (six total catches). The running game looked strong, too, as Chris Ivory had a nice 16-yard run and ended the day with 38 rushing yards and a strong 6.3 yards per carry average. The defense even looked to be on top of their game, as Antonio Cromartie took an Eli Manning interception to the house in the win. Defensive lineman Leonard Williams was injured recently, but x-rays were negative and the rookie suggested he would be ready for the start of the regular season. The Jets are likely to give their key starters a break on Thursday night, when Gang Green plays their final preseason game of the year against the Philadelphia Eagles.
8-25-15: The New York Jets did well to quell fears about their passing game a week after losing Geno Smith for the start of the season. Projected starter Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 13 of 19 passes for 118 yards and moved the ball well, while backup Bryce Petty looked to be progressing (12 of 19 passes), as well. Gang Green were no match for a polished looking Atlanta Falcons offense, but the Jets still won their week two preseason game, 30-22. New York looked solid on the ground, as Chris Ivory fired in a touchdown and ended his day with 36 rushing yards on just five carries. Brandon Marshall looked as good as ever, as well, as he connected with Fitzpatrick for four receptions for 62 yards. The Jets appear to be piecing everything together on offense, slowly but surely, and will aim to get even more work in week three, when the battle of New York goes down with the Giants.
8-18-15: Ryan Fitzpatrick got the starter treatment in New York’s first preseason game, as he passed for 16 yards in one series and was immediately yanked. Fitzmagic is slated to be New York’s starting quarterback for the foreseeable future thanks to Geno Smith’s untimely jaw injury, while reports suggest the job could be “his to lose” going forward. The Jets failed to impress as a whole in Todd Bowles’ first game as head coach, as the offense put up just three points in a rough loss to the Detroit Lions. Second-year tight end Jace Amaro was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury and could end up missing some time. Running back Stevan Ridley looks to be a legit candidate to open the year on the PUP list, while Gang Green received more negative injury news with defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (hamstring) suffering a setback. Wilkerson is unlikely to suit up for the Jets in week two of preseason play, when they host the Atlanta Falcons.
8-12-15: The New York Jets will have to start the 2015 NFL season without quarterback Geno Smith, who was unfortunately sucker-punched by teammate IK Enemkpali. The punch led to a broken jaw that will require “at least” 6-10 weeks to heal, meaning Ryan Fitzpatrick will likely kick off the season as the starter for the first few weeks. The Jets are at least starting to get a clearer picture of their offensive backfield, as reports suggest the team is “grooming” Chris Ivory to be a true feature back. Stevan Ridley could still work to factor into the mix for Gang Green’s rushing attack, of course, and he’s now “close to a return” after tearing his ACL last year with the New England Patriots. Cornerback Dee Milliner should be out roughly 6-8 weeks with a wrist issue and has now reportedly undergone seven surgeries since entering the league. The Jets may not be able to count on the former starter for an impact role in 2015. That’s definitely the case for defensive back Antonio Allen, who the Jets had high hopes for but recently let go due to a torn Achilles.
8-5-15: The New York Jets have enjoyed a solid start to their 2015 training camp, with quarterback Geno Smith possibly looking about as good as anyone. Normally a turnover machine, Smith has looked much more comfortable in practices, and through the first four days of camp had thrown zero interceptions. Smith’s chemistry with new target Brandon Marshall will be well documented throughout camp and preseason, but all early signs suggest he could be ready for a big leap in his third NFL season. The defense hasn’t had things go quite as well, as the team learned defensive end Sheldon Richardson had a second arrest this summer and now has more legal woes to handle on top of a four-game ban. Rumors suggest Richardson may not play at all in 2015, while some extremists think his playing career could be over. Regardless of what happens with Richardson, the Jets suddenly look awfully smart for drafting Leonard Williams, who is now a strong candidate to start as a rookie.
7-28-15: The New York Jets are ready for training camp, as both rookies and veterans will hit the practice field ready to work toward a winning season on July 29th. Geno Smith is said to have a relatively long leash in his third NFL season, but he’ll be asked to prove he’s worth that commitment with a strong camp. Smith should have a solid chance in doing so, as tight end Jace Amaro should be better in his second season, while the team has surrounded the young passer with quality talent in Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and rookie speedster, Devin Smith. New York has reason to be optimistic for 2015, but they’ll start out camp without several bodies. Running back Stevan Ridley and cornerback Dee Milliner are the two biggest names who could begin the year on the PUP list.
7-22-15: The New York Jets enter training camp on July 29th, when rookies and veterans are both scheduled to report. The media will get their first look at the chemistry between quarterback Geno Smith and new star wide receiver, Brandon Marshall. Although Smith didn’t impress in his second season as the starter in 2014, he is said to have a good connection with Marshall and hypothetically could finally have the talent around him he needs to succeed. With the passing game hopefully improving, that could mean less pressure on the ground game. Chris Ivory could be unleashed this year, while Bilal Powell is slated to be his top backup. Former patriots bruiser Stevan Ridley was expected to fight for carries but has been slow to recover from a torn ACL and could begin 2015 on the PUP list. The defense, easily Gang Green’s strong suit, will be without star defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, who received a four-game ban for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. All eyes will be on rookie Leonard Williams when training camp starts, as he’ll likely be competing to start in Richardson’s absence to begin the year.
5-4-15: The New York Jets started the 2015 NFL Draft off with a bang, as they caught a sliding Leonard Williams with the sixth overall pick. Despite being stacked at defensive end, the Jets still picked Williams, who was quite possibly the top rated prospect in the entire draft. New York went on to add some solid depth at wide receiver via Ohio State product Devin Smith, while they could have also found their potential answer under center with Baylor passer Bryce Petty in round four. The Jets remain stacked on defense and have solid talent in the passing game, but still have questions at quarterback. If Petty ends up being the answer there, this could go down as one of New York’s best drafts ever.
Round One - Pick 6: Leonard Williams, DE, USC
Round Two - Pick 37: Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State
Round Three - Pick 82: Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB, Louisville
Round Four - Pick 103: Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
Round Five - Pick 152: Jarvis Harrison, OG, Texas A&M
Round Seven - Pick 223: Deon Simon, NT, Northwestern State
It was an overall quiet draft weekend for Gang Green, but they landed possibly the best player on the board and five more prospects to help round out the roster. Check out the full list:
4-9-15: Todd Bowles wasted little time getting very defensive in his first season on the job in the Big Apple, as the former Cardinals defensive coordinator brought Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie back to the Jets in a move that completely rebuilds a struggling secondary. New York even added former Browns cornerback Buster Skrine to shore up the pass defense, while Marcus Gilchrist was brought in to compete at safety. Defense certainly doesn’t figure to be an issue for Gang Green in 2015, while they beefed up their run blocking on offense by adding offensive guard James Carpenter and re-signing Willie Colon. The team also traded for Ryan Fitzpatrick to help their situation under center, but quarterback could continue to be the thorn in the Jets’ side if they can’t make a bigger move before the new season.
3-9-15: At some point the New York Jets will have to figure out who their quarterback will be in 2015. Until then, they seem to be making the right moves to help him succeed. New head coach Todd Bowles is expected to lead a fiery Jets defense, while the team trading for star wide receiver Brandon Marshall recently shows their commitment to aiding the passing game. The team also wisely shed the salary of running back Chris Johnson and is rumored to be interested in trading or releasing overpaid receiver Percy Harvin, as well. New York will be in the market for a stud corner in free agency, but has already done a solid job keeping continuity alive in the defense by retaining linebacker David Harris on a new three-year deal.